The New $5 Bill: Redesigned with Purple!

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

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Actually, I thought Lester was serious too. And with the increasing arrogance of the other 'powers' of this world, it was sort of hard to tell otherwise. You really should dumb down your jokes so us Americans, who have such low IQ's, live in poverty, and invade random countries (and whatever other stereotypes you think about us) can understand. The ironic thing is that with each post, you just mock more and more and you preach about unity and tear us down. It's utter hypocrisy. Unfortunately, people like you are really starting to make me hate the rest of the world...

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Most US currency has a watermark like that too (although sometimes it is not checked, or at least checked accurately, and criminals can just bleach $5's, which will still retain the watermark, and without looking hard enough, will look similar to whatever bill it was changed to)

(In reply to the actual post. I received one of these from an ATM today, and a vending machine I tried to use it in wouldn't accept it. Stronger currency counterfeit protection is nice, but you shouldn't break every vending machine each time you update it.)
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skh.pcola, I think the joke is on you if you thought that was anything other than a joke. Bashing Dubya is like shooting fish in a barrel, but you've just taken stupidity to new depths. It's not even a sport anymore. Bah. :(
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It's pretty funny that skh.pcola thinks that Lester really thinks that Bush designs currency. Is there no length to which you ignorant rightards *won't* go when you want to bash the left? :D
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