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    $20 bill adds some color
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    $20 bill adds some color

    2:35 pm ET, Sep 9, 2003

    Beginning October 9, the $20 bill will be getting more colorful , reports CNN Money. Peach and blue will be added to the standard green to make it more difficult to counterfeit. The last bill to predominantly feature a color other than green was the 1905 $20 Gold Certificate , which was tinted gold.

    My Notes: Wow awesome! What do you guys think of it? I have traveled quite extensively and most other countries have beautiful money, and now our can finally have a bit of flare! Now if they would change the sizes of the different notes so that they can be used more easily by the blind..

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    I like the 1905 $20 Gold Certificate. The new bill will take some getting use to.

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    I've read about that a long time ago, i agree with you Murlyn, I think our money is very dull, hopefully they change more than just the $20 bill.

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    If you read further on down in that article it states that they are going to do the rest of the bills.. I can't wait.. we still will not have the beauty of some other currency.. like tahiti for instance, but at least there will be a little more color in our lives

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    Beautiful currency would be nice, but I'll be overjoyed when new bills come out. I work at the register at Wendy's, and it'd be one less thing to think about if bills were color coded. One of those problems you don't think of as being a problem until you hear about a solution.

    Kinda like using Windows, and hearing about a Mac

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    Taking that one step further.. and what I kind of touched upon in the original post.. it would be nice to have different sized notes.. so for instance the $50 would be larger than the $20 note and the $20 would be larger than the $10 and so forth.. maybe not even larger in length, but in height.. just change up the sizes.. this helps us, but it also helps blind people from getting ripped off.. as it stands right now.. blind people can not use our money effectively since they can not tell which denomination is which.. they have to rely on someone else to tell them.. or rip them off.

    The government requires all government websites and school websites to be accessible by people with disabilities, yet our own form of currency is not disability friendly.. it's a strange country we live in

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    Definitely. Anyone have any idea why we haven't done different sized bills, or at least different looking bills?

    Come to think of it, I've seen a lot of foreign currency, but I don't think I've ever seen British currency. What's that look like?

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    Here you go: http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~phild/currency.html I was over there a couple years ago.. unlike everyone else, even those that live there.. I like it there

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    I thought each of the bills (1, 5, 10, etc.) were a differnet thickness, so that blind people could tell the difference.

    I know the longer you work with money you can feel the difference in a counterfeit and the original bill.

    I assume most have seem the Daredevil movie. It was interesting how he had his money, separated into different boxes. And he placed them into his wallet, he folded each a different way.

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    Well there is no doubt that blind people in America are doing things like that to help them know which bill is which, but when the actual size of the denominations are different.. it makes it so much easier.. Im not sure about the thickness though.. I've never heard that one before.. it's possible...

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    Size would make it easier as you said. I wonder if the new bills will be harder to counterfeit. I think we would need to be careful in the early states.

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    Well the article does say that it is the hardest to counterfeit to date.. but criminals are ingenious.. luckily they have that counterfeit guy on their team.. the guy from "Catch me if you can" He's a great guy to have on our team

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    Im a coin collector, and I know when coinage changes styles, the older 'models' raise in value. So these two changes in like 5 years from old 20s to new 20s to newer 20s will not only boost the value of the old 20s but the middle new values alot, due to the rareness of them... So as it may be a while before i get usta it, it will spark $ in about 20 years or so
    As for the blind.. I liked the idea of the dollar coin.. it was pretty cool.

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    Many other countries have dollar coins.. two dollar coins also.. and I tell you.. when I was over in those countries.. ugh! Talk about a pocket full of coins! My pants were falling down! After being there and doing that.. I like my dollar bills

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    Take a look at the new $20 bill, click on "interactive bill"

    It also shows the security features

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