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New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 9:37 am

The government and Department of Treasury released the new colored $20 bill. I think it looks pretty cool!

http://www.moneyfactory.com/newmoney/#
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 9:42 am

This will be around for a few years until the counterfeiters perfect fakes. The Treasury Department plans to revamp notes every few years top thwart fakes.
 
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 10:14 am

When they first said they were going to introduce color money I thought they were going to have really colorfull money like many other countries have. But this is hardly colorfull at all. I'm a bit surprised. I'm also surprised they didn't ad color the last time they revamped it which wasn't too long ago.

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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 12:19 pm

I don't like it.

American money is green and should remain so.

You can't argue with tradition.

Besides we are rapidly moving to a cashless society anyway. In twenty or more years most transactions will be electronic anyway.

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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 12:27 pm

I was ready to truly hate it but, I kind of like it.

And L-188, most transactions are cashless already. I know you said electronic but in reality that is the same.
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 1:07 pm

Most large ones, bank to bank for example.

I am refering to just the small everyday purchases.
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 3:32 pm

FINALLY!!! I've been saying for years that the US needs to introduce different colours to the bills. Sure, it's tradition to have the paltry shade of green, but sometimes you need to shake things up a bit. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but I have to admit, it will be nice to have some different colours in my wallet.

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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 4:54 pm

American money is still among the easiest to counterfiet, why not go all out and design something very fake proof kinda like the Euro, Swiss Frank, or Australian Dollar?
 
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 8:00 pm

You call that colour full, looks very green too me! Just look at the old Dutch notes. I wish the new Euro notes could resemble some of these notes a bit more! I think the Euro notes look rather ugly.
























The Swiss bank notes are really cool too.
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 8:16 pm

And that 20 USD bill would be colorful?!?!?!

Have you ever seen Swiss francs?

I'm a bankteller and I'm happy to have Euro, they're quite easy to distinguish, but US dollars are all the same!!!
 
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 11:03 pm

Almost everytime I get a Bill larger than a 1 i check and see if its a fake...Haven't found one yet  Sad

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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 11:10 pm

What I don´t like about the USD-notes is not the colour. It´s the fact that they´re all the same size. Must be a major pain for blind people.

As far as colours are concerned, I find the Dutch notes overdone. Colours are nice, but this is ugly imho. It looks like childrens´ money, also because there are no personalities depicted. (yes, I don´t like the Euro design for that reason too.)

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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 11:24 pm




Things that make you go Hmmmmmmmm. And to think, The U.S. Treasury actually permits this.

[Edited 2003-05-18 16:27:10]
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 11:28 pm

Damn US$ got me into problems on Cyprus, they mistook real 100US$ bills for a fake ones. Why no plastic strip in the bill, saying 20US$?
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 11:33 pm

No there were no 500 guilder notes. The largest note I have ever seen is a 100 guilder note anyway.  Sad A long time ago we did have a 5-guilder note, but it got replaced by a coin.

We did not ahve a 0.50 guilder coin too. We did have 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, 1.00, 2.50 and 5.00.
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Sun May 18, 2003 11:34 pm

Was this during the transistion between the old and the current bills?

I rarely see $100 bills, never need bills that large, but my understanding is that the current bills all got a metalic strip embeded in the paper.

I have a $10 on me, more my size of cash, and I can see the strip. It says TENUSA repeatedly.
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Mon May 19, 2003 12:06 am

Airsicknessbag, many of banknotes are of same sizes - I in fact dislike different sizes money because they look somehow unnatural for me as if they would belong to different countries.

Lithuanian Litas, fortunately, is also same size, but differently coloured. We have the following money (excluding coins):

Banknote - colour - averse side - reverse side

1 Litas - orange colour - Julija Žemaitė (Lithuanian writer) - a wooden church of Palūšė
2 Litai - green colour - Motiejus Valančius (Creator of prohibitionist movement in Lithuania) - castle of Trakai (former capital of Lithuania)
5 Litai - violet colour - Jonas Jablonskis (Standartizer of Lithuanian language) - Lithuanian school under Russian pressure
10 Litų - yellow colour - Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas (First Lithuanian pilots to cross Atlantic Ocean) - Plane of S. Darius and S. Girėnas ("Lituanica") between both continents
20 Litų - rose colour - Maironis (Lithuanian poet and starter of revivel movement) - Vytautas War Museum in Kaunas and Statue of Liberty
50 Litų - brown colour - Jonas Basanavičius (Creator of Lithuanian flag) - Cathedral of Vilnius
100 Litų - green colour - Simonas Daukantas (Lithuanian writer) - Panorama of Vilnius
200 Litų - blue colour - Vydūnas (Lithuanian philosopher) - Lighthouse of Melnragė
500 Litų - red colour - Vincas Kudirka (creator of Lithuanian national anthem) - River of Nemunas, words "Tell forever to children of Lithuania that one who doesn't defend freedom isn't worth it" engraved on a bell symbolising call to freedom
1000 Litų - do not remember  Smile

Note - 1 Litas, 2 Litas and 5 Litas banknotes removed from circulation in 1998 and changed to coins instead, 1000 Litas banknote never issued (planned to issue but no longer because Lithuania will join Euro zone soon and this means there won't be Litas anymore  Sad )

Pictures of all banknotes except 500 and 1000 Litas -http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Boardwalk/4970/Lithuania/Money/

There are also these coins, generally featuring lithuanian coats of arms on one side and a value with certain abstract symbol on the other:
1 Cent (white)
2 Cent (white)
5 Cent (white)
10 Cent (yellow)
20 Cent (yellow)
50 Cent (yellow)
1 Litas (white)
2 Litai (yellow and white)
5 Litai (white and yellow)

Here are coins of Lithuania:
http://www.condorcoins.com/fotossets/lithuania.jpg
 
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Mon May 19, 2003 1:59 am

Here's some trivia. The ink used to print US money was invented by a Canadian. He sold the rights to the US over a hundred years ago.

http://www.writeonoffice.com/info/his_grnink.htm

The Canadian government has been using various state-of-the-art methods of securing our paper currency for years. I remember a few times in history where a US senator or representative tried to divert the gaze of the American people to the Canadians to adopt some of the technology, but several backwards thinkers wouldn't accept a "foreign" solution, not realizing that a Canadian invention was responsible for the original "green backs" in the first place!

Ironic....

Anyway, we've included considerations for the blind:

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/general/visually/index.html

and counterfit protection:

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/counterfeit/security/index.html

 
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Mon May 19, 2003 2:01 am

several backwards thinkers wouldn't accept a "foreign" solution, not realizing that a Canadian invention was responsible for the original "green backs" in the first place!

another anti-American theme here folks.

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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Mon May 19, 2003 2:14 am

YYZ717!

Wow...new record! It took only 2 minutes of your skilled stalking to answer my post and put some ridiculous "anti-American" spin on it!

Well done! The backwards thinkers I was talking about were some that thought new greenbacks would not be worth the same. Typically those that are suspicious of government intent. Are you saying that people like that don't exist? I'm sure you can remember some. Think Back....

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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Mon May 19, 2003 2:25 am

One of the things that has struck me about the Dollar is the fact that, for a society so concerned with welfare, that the notes are very hard for blind or partially sighted people to use.

Consider that for the British pound and the Euro, notes are varying in size with the biggest being the highest denomination, and the smallest the lowest etc. The Euro notes are even designed with large numbers for those with bad eyesight. Also, the coins of both currencies are of different shapes/sizes/textures to make identification easier.

Can anyone elighten me as to why this is so?
 
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Mon May 19, 2003 2:58 am

One of the things I have heard on more than one occasion is that there are somewhat powerful lobby groups in the U.S. for vending corporations. They usually oppose any currency changes as it would mean that they would have to spend money to make sure their machines can accept the new money. Perhaps this idea is a load of bull, but I've heard worse.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Mon May 19, 2003 11:29 am

Well not quite L-188. It is true that most purchases of the incidentals are still cash, very few major transactions are. Writing a check is, in effect an electronic transaction as very few checks are presented physically these days.

As for using a debit or credit card to buy a cup of coffee or a soda, I think that is the ultimate is silliness. I do use mine for buying gas or a book. Anything less than $20.00 though, I use cash.



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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Mon May 19, 2003 3:20 pm

Anyone notice on the link in the original post they have both French and Québécois? Did I not get the memo but are they or are they not 90% the same language?

Anyway, still think the new 20 $ bill is improvement. And, I agree with IMissPiedmont. I try to use cash as often as possible for low price purchases.

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RE: New Colorful $20 Bill

Mon May 19, 2003 4:53 pm

At this point I think using a debit card at Mcdonalds is dumb too, but that is the way that we are goin.

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