New "Colorful" $20 Bill Out Today

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  1. Peter Kline

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    I wonder how "machine-friendly" these bills will be at the auto-checkout lanes at the grocery stores...
     
  3. Juan Castillo

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    I work for a company that has around 2000 internet pay per use kiosks around the world. When contacting our vendor for updates to the bill validators we use, they told me that the federal govn't won't have all the documentation out to these types of companies until early next year, so if we were to purchase the eproms necessary for taking these new bills, they would be hit or miss until next year around May when code will be finalized. Not sure what validators the grocery stores use, but I wouldn't put a new 20 in one.
     
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    Way to put the horse before the cart :b
     
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    Thanks, Peter. I'll print this page and try it in the snack machine today! [​IMG]
     
  6. Peter Kline

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    Dave,

    I don't know you, never met you and I was at the movies the time you did it!
     
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    It's not very colorful....





    Well, at least not as colorful as my version:
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    Hey Mark, that almost looks like our Canadian ten/twenty dollar bills [​IMG]
     
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    You call that colourful? Take a trip to Canada eh. [​IMG]
     
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    Haha. Canadian money is great. I'd just love to see some Australian money. I heard it's basically plastic.


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    What about Mood money that changes color according to your mood? [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder if by telling the country that we will be seeing new $20 bills, they are really helping the counterfitters. Stores know that they will be seeing new bills but most people don't know EXACTLY what it will look like. They may have seen a small picture here or there on the internet or something. Seems that would make it rather easy to pass off an even less than perfect counterfit bill. I've not seen one yet so I wouldn't be able to tell...assuming the paper is reasonably similar.
     
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    That's why the US is spending something like 50 million to advertise the new bill.


    Jonny K.
     
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    New Zealand bills are similar to Aussie bills. They have a transparent plastic part with an etching on it... Pretty hard to counterfeit if you ask me.
     
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    I'm just wondering how much money the US Treasury spent to promote this change, considering how many TV spots I've seen in primetime and during football games where I KNOW the stations bill top dollar and don't have problems with inventory.
     
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