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New Five Dollar Bill 2008-02-22 13:53:11

Five Dollar Bill Is Getting a Purple Makeover

A new five dollar bill is coming to your wallet soon! And it's purple! Well, it's actually purple and green but I'm very excited that money here in the US is finally getting jazzed up a bit — way overdue, if you ask me. Portfolio has a very cool interactive diagram of the bill that allows you to see all of the new features that make it the most secure five dollar bill ever. I'm kind of obsessed with the big purple five on the back of the new bill — what do you think of the makeover?
Click on the gallery below to see how the five dollar bill has changed since 1861.


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ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i feel like this is the U.S.'s way of making our money look more like the Euro (especially since there are so many stores here in NYC that accept EUROS). you have to love how our money just keeps evolving into more modern looking things. why do we even have paper money anymore anyway?
courtney422 courtney422 9 years
Well that is exciting!
emo_stacer emo_stacer 9 years
the fashionista five
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I like it; it's a nice update.
cottonpoots cottonpoots 9 years
Yaay, purple's one of my favorite colors :D It's about time!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Neat!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Wow, even the Treasury Dept is hopping on the purple for spring bandwagon. :rotfl:
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
Ditto! :)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Wow, the older designs were a lot more interesting!
glory-ship glory-ship 9 years
I'm surprisingly excited to see when I get have one in my wallet. The purple five is MESMERIZING me.
db1974 db1974 9 years
I quite like the monochrome. Couldn't they have used better font for the purple? What is that--helvetica? Ah, the font of commerce!
Lyv Lyv 9 years
American money is booooring. In my country every bill has a different color and a different endangered species in the back, it's way cuter.
emalove emalove 9 years
My favorite color too!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Yay! Purple is my FAVE color. :)
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
How many times are they gonna change the currency?
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Cool! :)
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Interesting! I love purple haha.
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