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Put Steve Irwin on Aust currency-petition

AAP logoAAP 14/09/2016 David Sigston

Fans of Steve Irwin are petitioning for the Crocodile Hunter to feature on Australia's currency, a decade after his death

Kyle Ryan started the petition last week saying Australia should pay respect to the "all time greatest Australian bloke".

"It's been ten years without the Aussie icon and although he's been recognised in many ways I'd imagine we could all support the idea of going one step further," Mr Ryan writes.

The Royal Mint has previously honoured Irwin, featuring him in their 2009 Inspirational Australians one dollar coin series.

As of Wednesday morning the change.org petition had received more than 5000 signatures.

Irwin featured on the $100 note in a series created by Melbourne artist Aaron Tyler's last year called "Straya Cash", which reimagined Australia's banknotes with icons including the Wiggles, Dame Edna and Karl Stefanovic.

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