Tuesday, September 28, 2004

New $50 Bill to Start Circulating Today

New $50 Posted by Hello

The bill is as depicted and is described by CNN as having a "subtle background colors of blue and red, and images of a waving American flag and a small metallic silver-blue star." For the emntire article see The CNN article: New $50 bill debut set

The new bill contains new anti-counterfeiting devices (appropos of my last post on counterfeit coin dies). Old $50 bills will remain in circulation.

It should be interesting to examine public acceptance of this new colorization of the American banknote. The $20 seems to have gone over without remark as being "just peachy", but the $50 has much more color.

The era of the all-green American Greenback may prove to be over.

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