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Here’s One Huge Thing About The New $5 Note Everyone Missed

The stripe isn't actually blue.

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On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank revealed Australia's new $5 note.

Reserve Bank of Australia

People slammed the new design, saying there was way too much going on.

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But a lot of people didn't realise... the stripe down the middle isn't actually going to be blue. It's clear!

Reserve Bank of Australia

The RBA put the images on a blue background, but all the blue shown is actually going to be transparent.

Here's a comparison for your viewing pleasure.

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So everyone calm down because they actually look pretty great... right?

Reserve Bank of Australia
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    Nah, still ugly AF.
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Lane Sainty is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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