Australian social media users went into a spin after someone discovered that every Aussie banknote features a hidden image.
UV light shows a secret bird on a banknote. Picture: Reddit
Reddit users went into a spin on Monday after a sleuth discovered that shining a UV light on Aussie banknotes revealed hidden images of birds.
Reddit user C_Horse21 made the discovery with a $100 note and shared it online, quickly racking up over 2400
upvotes and setting off a frenzy in the comments.
Man, American banknotes are boring as f**k, one user said, decrying the lack of National Treasure-styled secrets on the iconic US greenback.
For all everyone had a go at the new $5 when it came out, our banknotes are actually pretty damned cool, said another.
Every Australian banknote includes three
invisible features - a bird, serial number and year of print - created using fluorescent inks.
Each note has a different bird: the eastern spinebill honeyeater ($5), cockatoo ($10), kookaburra ($20), black swan ($50) and owl ($100).
While the hidden bird may have prompted a wave of conspiracy-like excitement, it's actually one of several unique security measures built into the design of our notes to combat forgery.
Read on for a detailed list of what other Easter eggs are contained on the loose fiver sitting in your pocket, as well as how to spot a fake.
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Secret images hidden on your cash revealed
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