After the death of the Queen, some Australians have proposed that Steve Irwin replace King Charles III on the country’s banknotes.
In Australia, the head of state is the British monarch, and a photograph of the monarch can be found on the country’s currency.
Once Charles is crowned king, new banknotes and coins will include his image on their obverse or reverse, respectively.
Others have suggested that Steve Irwin, a national hero, should take the place of the king at this time. They believe that this would be an excellent idea.
In September 2006, Steve Irwin died after receiving a stingray barb to the chest.
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— Regina George Michael (@charlesrockhill) September 8, 2022
Kylie Minogue, Kath & Kim from ABC, Alf Stewart from Neighbours, and other celebrities have also been proposed as potential substitutes for the Australian dollar.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has made the unfortunate announcement that King Charles III would be featured on the upcoming $5 notes.
According to the RBA, “it is customary for the current reigning monarch to be shown on the Australian banknotes of the lowest denomination.”
Banknotes with a face value of five dollars will not be taken out of circulation, and they will continue to include a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.