Saturday, March 04, 2006

New Money

800 million colorful new $10 bills shipped out on Thursday and should start showing up around the country soon. Shades of orange, yellow, and red enliven the update. Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury secretary, is still featured, and the Treasury building remains central on the flip side of the bill, but now "the State of Liberty's torch" and the words "We the People" are added as well. The $20 bill came out in color in 2003; the $50 bill was colorized in 2004. Plans are in the works to launch a colorized $100 bill in 2007. There are no plans to colorize the $1 or $5 bills.

Washington Post, March 3, 2006 "Just In Time For Spring"

1 comment:

Junebugg said...

The stuff keeps getting more and more like Monopoly money! How have you been? We haven't heard anything personal lately.