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(Originally posted on: 04-05-02 08:05:40 AM)
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Goodbye to the greenback?

Before too long, you could have a rainbow in your wallet.
March 21, 2002: 3:57 PM EST
By Annelena Lobb, CNN/Money Staff Writer



NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Imagine opening your wallet and seeing a rainbow of dollar bills: a pale yellow $20, a baby blue $50, or maybe even a lavender Benjamin.

The idea isn't that farfetched. The U.S. Treasury Department recently testified before Congress about the need to change U.S. currency to keep ahead of growing counterfeit operations. And one security feature that may be added to the bills is what the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) terms "a subtle background color".







So is that it for the greenback? Ink used to print on the front of the bills would still be black, and ink on the back would stay green. But, said Jim Hagedorn, a spokesperson for the BEP, "each redesigned denomination would have a different background color. It wouldn't look its traditional green."

The changes could take effect as soon as 2003, said Hagedorn.

Monopoly money?
The addition of background color and other security features would make it harder to counterfeit bills, said Hagedorn, a problem that has grown in recent years, with the advent of inkjet printers and modern photographic technology. (Commonly faked bills are usually in large denominations -- as a result, the Treasury Department has no plans to redesign the $1 bill).


Of the 47.5 million counterfeit bills circulated in the U.S. last year, 39 percent are what the U.S. Secret Service calls "P-notes", or computer and inkjet-printed notes, as compared to 1995, when less than 1 percent of counterfeit notes came from a computer.

"Before this technology emerged, you had to be a skilled printer to make counterfeit bills," said Jim Mackin, a spokesperson for the U.S. Secret Service. "Now, it's easier."

Color and additional changes are the latest attempts by the Treasury to thwart counterfeiting. Bills were changed in 1996 to include larger, off-center portraits of the presidents and a watermark visible when bills are held up to the light. Those bills were known as the "NCD" (New Currency Design) notes; the newer bills are known as the "NexGen" (Next Generation) notes.

"The 1996 changes were very successful in allowing the public to be the first line of defense against counterfeiting," said Mackin. "That allowed anyone standing in line at the grocery store to determine whether they had a real bill in their hands. We want to encourage people to take a second and authenticate their money."

Would changing the color of money make us all able to sniff out fakes? That remains to be seen. But while the Treasury Department has remained tight-lipped on exactly when the NexGen bills will hit the streets, they seem to be moving ahead on the issue.

"The Treasury, the Fed, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing are all preparing for changes," Hagedorn said. "We're getting to the point where the currency will have to be redesigned."


The ink on the front still black, and on the back still green? That's going to make for one fucking ugly bill. But lord -- colors??? This is horrible. What do you think?


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Reply 1 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 08:08:22 AM)
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Sounds strange...

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or maybe even a lavender Benjamin.

I'll fucking kill them if they try to turn me into currency.
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Don't try to reach me, 'cause I'd tear up your mind
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Reply 2 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 08:13:39 AM)
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You'll probably have to get lost in the expanse of the Georgian wilderness or some shit, if you want to not be found.

Or you could just come and hide in my basement. I'll buy Cheetos and Root Beer - we can have fun!
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Reply 3 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 08:18:03 AM)
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Since there isn't really a Georgia wilderness that I know of, I'll just come to your basement.
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Don't try to reach me, 'cause I'd tear up your mind
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Reply 4 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 08:19:30 AM)
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Good. I wouldn't want you to be eaten by a wild peach or a redneck or anything.
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Reply 5 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 08:27:56 AM)
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Those wild peaches are fucking beasts, man.
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Reply 6 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 08:47:21 AM)
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Did they kill your Pa?
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Reply 7 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 09:05:14 AM)
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I hope this doesn't happen.

For one thing, rap videos would be comparable to Japanese television. With the amount of money-waving they do, thousands upon thousands of young black children and unnecessarily angry white, suburban children will experieance "wack ass" epileptic seizures.

Also, it will probably give the Canadians an ego boost because they've had colored money for years. But Canadian rappers sing about caribou, and not money or how talented they are at robbing the crippled, so it's not as much of a problem.
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Reply 8 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 09:49:55 AM)
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yah! we can all have flootsy tootsy homosexual curency!

*dances around with a big gay smile and limp wrist*
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Reply 9 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 10:18:58 AM)
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Oh look.

Stoffel is being himself.
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Reply 10 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 11:24:05 AM)
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Oh my god! America's going to look like the fruitest fuckin country in the world!
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Reply 11 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 11:37:24 AM)
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Because no other country has colored currency... [/sarcasm]
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Reply 12 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 11:51:21 AM)
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I know that. The US is suppose to look mean and brutal. With colored money like blue. Everyone in the US will look like fags.


there is certain phrases people wouldn't be able to say like "Show me the green!" would just be plain gay to say "Show me the blue!".
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Reply 13 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 12:09:56 PM)
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you fucking idiot
i'm so tired, i cant sleep
i am a liar and a thief
i sit and drink pennyroyal tea
i'm anaemic royalty
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Reply 14 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 12:11:12 PM)
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True, that would screw up some stuff... and the stupid tradition of eating turnip greens on New Years', which sucks. I hope they change it.
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Reply 15 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 12:34:07 PM)
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Silly americans.

*flaunts multicolored Canadian money*
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Reply 16 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 12:44:04 PM)
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*watches as your money gets eat by a small animal that likes multicolored objects*
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Reply 17 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 01:00:06 PM)
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*watches as animal spits out the money because it isn't worth anything*
And through the window in the wall
Comes streaming in on sunlight wings
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Reply 18 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 01:01:58 PM)
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*watches as animal dies from toxic artificial colors in the money*
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Reply 19 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 01:04:41 PM)
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will this mean we cant lick our money anymore? what about skin contact to the coloring? Does that mean I cant masterbate with a $100 bill anymore?
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Reply 20 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 01:05:53 PM)
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Geez, you could buy a prostitute with that $100 bill... use your brain!
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Reply 21 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 01:15:45 PM)
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Geez, you could buy a prostitute with that $100 bill... use your brain!


Yeah, unless you wanted to buy a cheap fat one. I pay 1,000 dollars. yeah that could get me a good skinny hooker. LOL IM SUCH A FAG!!
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Reply 22 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 01:17:25 PM)
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Bah, you're just wasting your money.

The sixteen-year-olds on the corner will do it for much less.
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Reply 23 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 01:24:48 PM)
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Yeah, but for a 1,000 you could get action for a whole day....
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Reply 24 of 51 (Originally posted on: 04-05-02 02:00:53 PM)
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Look! Kerry's using his great skills of deducatorialism to make a blatant statement!
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