More colorful US Currency

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    I like it! [​IMG]
     
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    Meh, you guys are just copying Canada's idea. :p)

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    It's only a matter of time until your pockets and purses are weighed down with these bad boys:

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    I can’t think of another country where all of the notes have the same color scheme.

    Can anybody think of one?
     
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    Or the same size for that matter.

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    Yeah, I've always thought the US has had the worst money for bills and coins. Its like they tried to make it hard for people to tell the difference.
     
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    I guess the term "Greenbacks" will be dying out. To be replaced with what" Tuti Fruiti's?

    Yeah, getting quite a backlash against the old conservative style of money. We need a go-go currency for the new millenium.

    How bout getting rid of those old nasty Wall Street style pinstipes on the Yankees? Isn't it time for something a little more sporty? Remeber those snappy uniforms that the Montreal Expos sported back in the day? Or even the classic green and gold of the A's.

    I guess some of us like the old traditions. Of course for me a tradition is to hate the @#%$&^ing Yankees. Don't break up the Yanks or even assess them a luxury tax. Make em wear something designed by a Euro clothier.
     
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    Actually we DO know all about making bills more colorful. IIRC The American Banknote Company actually does the printing of much of the world's currencies.
     
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    We had a dollar coin the Susan B Anthony which was mistaken quite frequently for the quarter.

    And then the Saquagawia(spelling ?) dollar coin gold collored instead of silver. I think it is not being minted any more.



    But I like the new Bills I'll take my $20's in Mauve:b :b
     
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    Gee... and nobody even thought "Hey, maybe we can make them different sizes!"? [​IMG]

    I've never understood why American bills all look nearly the same, this is a step in the right direction.
     
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    Is there supposed to be a new 1-dollar bill with the larger picture of Washington?
     
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    I think the main reason they want to keep the bills all the same size is because of the installed base of bill-handling machinery, like counters, vending machines, and ATMs. The readers (as opposed to dispensers) can be reprogrammed to read the new bills in less than five minutes. A vending machine restocker can hook up a flash programmer and do it while he loads a vending machine with more goodies. But replacing the hardware would be too cost-prohibitive for most companies to do.

    When I was in Germany, I found their coin system to be very convenient. Copper coins were all worth less than a dollar, and silver coins were all worth a dollar or more. The coins' size was proportional to their value within each color, and the smallest silver coin (worth a dollar) was about the size of the smallest copper coin (worth a penny), so there were no dinner-plate sized coins, and no mistaking quarters for dollars, or dollars for pennies. It was actually difficult to come back to the US and relearn that dimes are not worth less than nickels, and pennies are worth less than fifty-cent pieces.
     
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    Mike, those are just doctored up twenties (by CNN), just as the first link in this thread showed doctored up fives (which has been said will not be affected, since it's a "rarely counterfeited lower denomination", only twenties, fifties and hundreds are affected). The official unveiling of the new bills is March 27, according to the CNN article.

    I for one welcome the change. I have no problems with our "classic" design and don't really need a change. But I've often looked at other countries' currency that friends bring back from traveling and thought "hey that's cool, multi-colors!" So now it looks like the U.S. will be joining that procession and I have no problems with it.
     
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    I don't remember where I heard or read this but a year or so ago rumor had it that the treasury was going to release multi colored bills as the first step in some new world order conspiracy to wreck the economy.
     
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    I'm surprised it has taken this long for US paper currency to start using more colors.

    Most of the world's paper currency have been sporting multicolor designs for decades. If US currency goes to a multicolor design with careful design of the color shading it makes counterfeiting all the more difficult even with today's laser color printers.

    I'd like to see $1 and $5 in one color scheme, $10 and $20 in another color scheme and $50 and $100 in still another color scheme, all with unusual color blending to drastically increase the difficulty of counterfeiting.
     
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