What some view as splotches of vomit,  or “golden staph germs,” are meant to depict the prickly-leaved wattle, a shrub native to the Australia.

On the front of the note is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

The other side is also…interesting.
The other side is also…interesting.
Image: Reserve Bank of Australia

On the plus side, the currency sports a new “tactile” feature to help the visually impaired distinguish between different denominations of banknotes. Most important, the note has improved security features to make counterfeiting more difficult. Though even on that front, the note wasn’t spared internet snark:

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