Famous PeopleAustralians have started a petition to have their beloved “crocodile hunter” Steve Irwin featured on the five-dollar bill in place of King Charles. According to residents, no one is “more important to Australian culture” than the deceased animal expert.
According to Assistant Chancellor of the Exchequer Andrew Lee, who spoke to reporters at the Royal Australian Mint (makers of coins and banknotes), King Charles III will not “automatically” appear on the smallest banknote. He said that while the new king would appear “as a traditional matter” on the new coins, that was not the case for the five-dollar note – which previously featured portraits of Sir Joseph Banks and Caroline Chisholm.
Reason enough for Australians to get busy with photoshop and photograph the necessary famous people on the notes. So many people joined in the idea of Steve Irwin being portrayed on bills that promoters Vincent Wu and Kirby Miles decided to put a petition on the Australian Parliament website. Wu believes that no one is “more important to Australian culture” than a crocodile hunter.
“Steve is loved by everyone and has become a model for the Australian values we hold dear,” said Vincent Wu. “He exemplified the spirit of friendship. He loved the wildlife of Australia and worked hard on conservation and education, but perhaps most importantly he is just a good guy.”
The British King Charles is expected to be depicted on the banknotes from 2024. The image in which Charles will appear on the coin will be revealed at the end of this year. No further modifications were made to the banknotes.
Queen Elizabeth has been depicted on British banknotes since 1960. According to the bank, these banknotes remain legal tender. They are not taken out of circulation until they are “worn or damaged,” according to the Bank of England.
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