NEW $5 Bill

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  1. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    New $5 Bill Debuts During 'Wi-5' Event

    First-Ever 'Digital Unveiling' of a Redesigned Bill Introduction Scheduled
    for Early 2008

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. government
    today digitally unveiled a new, more secure design for the $5 bill that
    will be issued and enter circulation in early 2008. A new $100 bill will
    follow. This is the first time in history that U.S. paper money has ever
    been unveiled entirely online.
    Similar to recently redesigned $10, $20 and $50 bills, the new $5 bill
    incorporates improved, easy-to-use security features, making it easier for
    businesses and consumers to check the new $5 bills they receive and more
    difficult for counterfeiters to fake.

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    Full Press Release

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  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Still basically green, still the same size as all the other notes. Meh.

    I love our brightly coloured, different sized notes.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    So do I. Please send me some.
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    me 3. If i remember correctly, the bills are made from plastic right so when you go surfing it doesn't get ruined (or that's what i was told when i was there)
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, and you can't rip them either.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I really like the design of the new bills:
    - Still basically green with a different hue to each denomination.
    - The colored background images on the front
    - Improved security features
    - All bills the same size

    So far, we've been able to keep our traditional "greenbacks," while enhancing the overall look and security.

    That said, it takes our completely inept treasury so long to design and rollout these new designs that there are now inconsistencies between the first denomination in the new series ($20, released 2003) and the new $5. It's absolutely stupid. Why would it be so hard to release the entire set at the same time, ensuring a nice, consistent series? ...But I suppose these minute details are negligible when you consider the fact that we now have three completely different series designs currently in production (the most recent series, as demonstrated by the new $5; the former series, still represented by the $100; and the series before that - the $1, with absolutely no plans to ever update it).

    Plus, all former designs are still excepted a full face value. If I'm going to counterfeit money, I'll just forge the old bills, thus bypassing all of the new security features.

    And don't even get me started on our $1 coins. ...Our treasury can take such a wonderful idea and then demonstrate, by example, every way in which you should not make a $1 coin.
     
  7. joeshell383 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I only have one question for the designers...

    Could they make the 5 any bigger?

    According to an article I found...

    "We wanted this redesigned bill to scream, 'I am a five. I am a five,'" Larry Felix, director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing said in an interview with The Associated Press

    I guess they achieved their goal.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Why can't we have some cool looking colorful bills, like the Euro for example?

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    The Canadian bills don't look too shabby either:
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    Why is our currency so fugly? If they can no longer make the US Dollar worth anything, can't they at least make it pretty? :p
     
  9. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    The grass is always greener on the other side. There are lots of cool looking currencies out there, but I'm also a great fan of the ole greenback :D
     
  10. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Yeah...aussie money is cool looking.

    au_money.jpg
     
  11. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Different sizes? "notes"?

    huh? :eek:

    ;):p
     
  12. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    Omg I HATE IT! lol...
    The only part I REALLY hate, is the purple "5"... looks so cheesy... I really hope they aren't trying to make our money look like those foreign country's money (all colorful, and joyful lol)
     
  13. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

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    I like american currency the most easiest to carry around. Maybe Im just used to it. Like the new 5 very nice
     
  14. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Unlike other currencies where the bills are obviously carved from stone?
     
  15. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    That huge *** purple 5 is uglyyy!

    If they're going to take away our greenbacks, at least give us something pretty, like the quro (which is also worth something these days ;) )
     
  16. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    All this redesigning of American currency won't change the fact that one greenback will be worth $0.60 Canadian in a year's time ;)
     
  17. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Why is the Queen (of England) on the Canadian note?

    The Aussie note, I guess, fair enough - but the Canadian?

    I'm not jealous of her being shared - I don't care - I'm just interested as to why..
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada
     
  19. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    How the hell is she the Queen of so many countries?

    I knew she was the Queen of our home, and Aussie land.. but, but..

    "In addition to the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II is also Queen of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Saint Kitts and Nevis"
     
  20. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    They had a little "empire" back at the turn of the last century. They were involved in a couple of little skirmishes you may have heard of :3
     
  21. echeck macrumors 68000

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    I don't really care about colors, it's not like it's a fashion statement, it's cash.

    But I will say that different sized notes would just annoy me to no end.
     
  22. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    The "currency" most carried around in USA seems to be the plastic card.
     
  23. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Same here.

    I'm also not a fan of the large five.
     
  24. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

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    Nasty, nasty bill. The huge 5 in the corner is overkill, as if we can't read the other large 5's in the other three corners, and does not match at all. The US does not get that the purpose to bills having different colors is so you can easily see how much you have. With still green bills but some funky tint, you still have to flip through them to see what each bill is.

    Such a horrible design.
     
  25. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    The size differences really aren't very annoying in use. We have that system here in Canada, and most people don't even notice.


    Personally, I've always been partial to Newfoundland money...
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