Furious Aussies call for Steve Irwin to be put on notes instead of King Charles

Australians have called for a huge change to their money following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Yesterday, on September 9, the Australian National Bank announced that a portrait of King Charles III will replace Her Majesty on their $5 notes.

His face will also soon be seen on coins, however it will come with a further change as he will face to the right – the opposite way to his late mother. It follows a royal tradition that dates back to 1660.

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But Aussies aren't happy with the changes and are making calls for another face to feature on their coins and notes instead.

People took to Reddit to share what they thought was a better idea as they suggested that Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, should take the new heir's place.

One user said: "Alright c****, now old Betty has dropped off the perch time for the important s***. Who we gonna put on all our money? Because I can't see that c*** Charles on there. Maybe Steve Irwin, or Russell Coight? Throw us some ideas."

Another user agreed: "Steve Irwin deserves our highest form of currency."

A third commenter didn't suggest a replacement but agreed that King Charles shouldn't be on their money, saying it was 'going too far'.

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It's not the only time Australians have wanted Irwin on their money.

Back in August 2016, a petition was created to put 'the all-time greatest Australian bloke' on their cash.

Either way, it isn't something that they need to worry about for a while as the design for the new notes and coins has not even started yet.

New coins are expected to be released in 2023 and notes will be going into circulation sometime after.

As reported by The Guardian, a spokesperson for the Reserve Bank of Australia said: "All Australian banknotes issued from 1913 retain their legal tender status."

"We will plan for an update to the $5 banknote design in due course. Creating the design for new banknotes is a complex process.

"It can be several years [between] when a banknote is printed and when it is issued into circulation depending on demand from the public and the need to replace banknotes that have become worn in circulation."

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