The five-dollar bill is getting a face lift! Uncle Sam is unveiling a new design for the $5 bill, to make it harder to counterfeit.
COLOURlovers has the story:
For as long as all of us can remember, the US dollar has been synonymous with the color green. But as of 2004 the US government has been redesigning our paper money and adding splashes color. The new $5 bill was just introduced and might be considered the most colorful piece of US currency ever produced.
While the redesigned $10, $20 & $50 all have colorful designs the new $5 blends from purple to gray with shining yellow stars… not to mention the giant purple 5 on the back.
Color: The most noticeable difference in the redesigned $5 bill is the addition of light purple in the center of the bill, which blends into gray near the edges. Small yellow “05?s are printed to the left of the portrait on the front of the bill and to the right of the Lincoln Memorial vignette on the back.
Link | More info at the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing