New Australian banknotes to feature 'embossed bumps'

Current A$50 note

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will become the second central bank after the Bank of Canada to add "embossed bumps" to its polymer banknotes, a tactile feature meant to help people with visual impairments feel the difference between denominations.

The decision was preceded by "extensive research and consultation" with 23 other central banks, according to an article published today in the RBA's quarterly bulletin.

Governor Glenn Stevens announced Australian banknotes would include 'tactile'

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