New designs for American currency?

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  1. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team" 5-Year Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/721294

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    Thought this was pretty cool. I think the proposed designs make the currency look a little too much like fake money but the vertical design does make sense. But honestly, I don't think I could take money as seriously as I would if I used these bills.
     
  2. Christcorp

    Christcorp 5-Year Member

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    yea, I can see companies and countries saying it now: "I want to invest more into the United States, because their currency is soooo PRETTY". What a joke.
     
  3. raimius

    raimius 10-Year Member

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    The designs look a little partisan...
    Is the website a joke? Does anyone seriously think you can end a recession by making money look "spanky?"

    Just because some guy thinks more colorful money is an improvement doesn't provide enough reason to spend LOTS of money to make our money look different! (Just think about how it would mess with vending machines!)
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    As a numismatist of over 40 years I can say ONE thing conclusively about our currency: it MUST be changed...I don't care about the color, the designs (although if you look at currency from the 1870 - 1908 time period, you will be STUNNED by the beauty...

    The BIG reason it MUST be changed?

    The blind can't use it.

    The USA is one of VERY few nations in the WORLD to have currency, of all denominations, the same size...unable to be used by the blind.

    Not terribly advanced for a global leader.

    Just my opinion.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  5. linkgmr

    linkgmr Old Grad 5-Year Member

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    Well, you know what they say....If it ain't broke...
     
  6. hornetguy

    hornetguy 10-Year Member

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    But it kind of is. At a minimum, it's utility is no where near as good as a few other major world currencies (Pound, Euro, Yen, etc.)
     

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