Artist gives Queen Elizabeth a make-over on Australian five dollar note
WHEN her Majesty The Queen puts down her copy of Majesty – ‘The Quality Royal Magazine’ – (an ITV documentary reveals that Liz subscribes to the organ that records her own life. Whenever Phil asks her how her day went she can just toss the mag over to him and say,’There. Take a look’) she can look at her face on coins and bank notes. (Her Majesty is thought to favour the 10pence piece because it has no crow’s feet.) It’s all pretty samey – unless she see what this artist has down to her likeness on the Australian five dollar note.
It is illegal under the Crimes (Currency) Act 1981 to deliberately deface or destroy Australian banknotes and coins without the consent of the Reserve Bank or Treasury. The legislation covers all Australian banknotes, both present and past, paper and polymer.
EXTRACT FROM CRIMES (CURRENCY) ACT 1981
Defacing or destroying current coins or current paper money
16. A person shall not, without the consent, in writing, of an authorised person, intentionally deface, disfigure, mutilate or destroy any coin or paper money that is lawfully current in Australia.
in the case of a person, not being a body corporate – $5,000 or imprisonment for two years, or both; or
in the case of a person, being a body corporate – $10,000.
The anonymous artist remains anonymous…