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Old Apr 12, 2006, 06:03 PM   #1
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I just got one of the new 10 dollar bills today...

god what a mess. It would take too long to pick apart what's wrong with this, looks like over 100 different people designed it. I'm surprised they didn't sell off the small amount of negative space left (like the odd white oval on the back) as ad space. Can anybody in the US Government design? This is by far the worth design they have ever come up with. I know they have their reasons but that not an excuse for poor design. It's not like they can't afford it.





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I just got one of the new 10 dollar bills today...

god what mess. It would take too long to pick apart what's wrong with this, looks like over 100 different people designed it. I'm surprised they didn't sell off the small amount of negative space left (like the odd white oval on the back) as ad space. Can anybody in the US Government design? This is by far the worth design they have ever come up with. I know they have their reasons but that not an excuse for poor design. It's not like they can't afford it.





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it's designed like that to prevent counterfeiting.

When I saw it at the Fed, the president was really excited about it. He showed us a pre-production $10 bill back in october, IIRC.
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 06:25 PM   #3
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it's designed like that to prevent counterfeiting.

When I saw it at the Fed, the president was really excited about it. He showed us a pre-production $10 bill back in october, IIRC.

I do understand why they created a asymmetrical design, however it's still ugly.
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 06:26 PM   #4
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Are you guys still using paper money?
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That is why I like canadian $ bills. Its crisp and the different colors make it easy to tell what is what. Its also very secure.
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Are you guys still using paper money?

It's a last resort when you max out your credit cards.
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 06:35 PM   #7
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Ha.

I mean, is your cash made from paper or plastic? Our notes are plastic so they can't really break, no matter how you treat them. I was shown some American money recently and it was paper. I dunno how old it was, but it wasn't very durable.
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Are you guys still using paper money?
Unfortunately, yea. I wish we could use that polymer that you guys use! (aussies)
and that ROCKING clear window? HECK YEA!


I don't really like american currency. Too easily counterfeited.
I love Euro bills. I absolutely love them. Different colors, different bill lengths, HOLOGRAMS.

*sigh*
I don't like US currency.

edit to add:
FWIW, US money isn't paper. It's cotton and linen.
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It's a last resort when you max out your credit cards.
Or when you have no credit card because you are too young
O and some canadian bills: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_dollar for all you people who have never seen it.......and never will.
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FWIW, US money isn't paper. It's cotton and linen.

Serious? How retro. That's just plain cool.

Yeah, I can't imagine having to look after money because it might disintegrate or tear. That'd suck.
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Ha.

I mean, is your cash made from paper or plastic? Our notes are plastic so they can't really break, no matter how you treat them. I was shown some American money recently and it was paper. I dunno how old it was, but it wasn't very durable.

Still paper, or in this case toilet paper.
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Still paper, or in this case toilet paper.
It's a counterfeit protection measure. They didn't purposefully make it look bad, just to offend you. It's to protect you. They have to get redesigned every 5 to 7 years, to keep ahead of the counterfeiters. Even though old tender is still legal, it gets removed fro circulation slowly.

If I were in charge of printing money, I would use a different type entirely, like the Euro of the Australian dollar.

The way it is now (same paper, same size for all bills) it's all too easy to bleach a $1 bill and print a $20 on it.

Stupid Federal Reserve won't listen to me..
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The way it is now (same paper, same size for all bills) it's all too easy to bleach a $1 bill and print a $20 on it.

Your insight on the matter has me worried.
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Stupid Federal Reserve won't listen to me..

Well they should
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Ah memories

Sorry for the large pictures. But this money, the pre euro Dutch guilders were nice and colorful.


















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Your insight on the matter has me worried.
How do you think I paid for all my Apple products?


(I'm a currency nerd. and an economics nerd. And a federal reserve nerd)
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Sorry for the large pictures. But this money, the pre euro Dutch guilders were nice and colorful.

Some of those are nice, like the 50s and 100s.
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 07:22 PM   #18
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god what a mess. It would take too long to pick apart what's wrong with this, looks like over 100 different people designed it. I'm surprised they didn't sell off the small amount of negative space left (like the odd white oval on the back) as ad space.
Good idea! It could be a fundraiser!
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 07:58 PM   #19
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I for one, really like the new design. It matches the $20 & $50 bills nicely. I also like how each bill is becoming a slightly different hue.

The one thing that bothers me is that US money never matches itself. It takes so long to update each bill, by the time the entire line is finished, they have to start all over again.
And we keep updating it so often (to supposedly protect against counterfeiting), that it's stupid. If I were a counterfeiter, and the US had just come out with the new $10 bill, I would just counterfeit the old bill, and it would be a good 3-5 years before anyone suspected anything.

Why can't the US come up with a good design (like the ones they have now), come out with them all at once ($1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100) and just keep them for at least 10-15 years?
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I just got one of the new 10 dollar bills today...
I'm surprised they didn't sell off the small amount of negative space left (like the odd white oval on the back) as ad space.
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There is probably a watermark in that white oval...no?
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There is probably a watermark in that white oval...no?
Yeah, there is. It's a little to the right, IIRC.
(My only experience with the bill has been at the Federal Reserve when the guy handed it to me in October; my memory may be fuzzy)
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There is probably a watermark in that white oval...no?

It is, it has Hamiltons face.






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madjew, I never use cash I always use debit cards so in my case money is plastic to me, I don't even know what all the new bills look like, although I have seen the 20...
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Yeah, I use the card way too much too. It's just so convenient. It's like it's not real money.
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FWIW, US money isn't paper. It's cotton and linen.
I am sorry to say Katie but US money is made out of paper. There are dozens of ways to make paper; some sources for it are: wood, flux, linen, papyrus, rugs, cotton even bamboo and grass clippings, but it is still a paper. Practically anything that contains the cellulose can be used to make paper.

Cotton is good for printing money because of its hight durability. Currently there is only one mill that supplies US Treasury with substrate for money and that is Crane & Co. They also make cotton paper for commercial use, though with different ingredients. I believe there are only two people who actually know the proper ingredients of US banknotes.

EDIT: I don't like the look of the new 10 dollar bill. >$10>BORING<$10<

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