# U.S. to change color of money?

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Jordan, Apr 5, 2002.

1. ### JordanRegistered Senior Member

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"Goodbye to the greenback?"
Before too long, you could have a rainbow in your wallet.

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?

7. ### wet1WandererRegistered Senior Member

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In Europe, some countries have changed their 'regular' money into the Euro last January. Very colorful to look at. The Netherlands had to change their being used to the Guilder in getting used to the Euro. A Euro is worth 2,34 Guilders. So they really have to re-calculate now.

It seems to work out well and it is very colorful.

Not everybody is happy with the change, but as with so many other things, they will get used to it...

8. ### TylerRegistered Senior Member

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Hey, Canada has multi-coloured money. I prefer it, to be honest!

9. ### AsguardKiss my dark sideValued Senior Member

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So do we and its SO much easier to tell what notes you are after that way