The redesigned $10 quietly slipped into circulation yesterday:

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing explains:

"The new $10 note, which is the third denomination to be redesigned in the series, includes subtle shades of orange, yellow and red along with images of the Statue of Liberty’s torch and the words "We the People" from the United States Constitution. The new $10 note was introduced on March 2, 2006."

There are a slew of Security and Design Features, if that sort of stuff interests you . . .

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Sources:

The New Currency
Department of the Treasury
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
http://www.moneyfactory.gov/newmoney/main.cfm/currency/new10

‘We the People’ getting around on new colorized $10 bill   
Martin Crutsinger
ASSOCIATED PRESS, 12:48 p.m. March 2, 2006 http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20060302-1248-newten.html

Category: Federal Reserve, Taxes and Policy

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7 Responses to “Tenner!”

  1. Abhay says:

    We should have a contest to see who will receive the first new $10 bill. It would be neat to see how quickly they pump it through the system.

  2. Mort says:

    Gee, money with colour on it! What will you Americans think of next?

  3. jf says:

    Just glad it doesn’t have Reagan’s face on it, which is the final item on pig-faced Norquist’s list.

  4. Alex Khenkin says:

    Soviet money, which were unchanged from 1961 to 1990, began changing faces rapidly starting in the Spring of 1991. There were all kinds of new colours, designs, etc. We all know what followed – the USSR is no more.
    …oh-oh, I say, looking at a third(?) makeover of our money here in less than a decade…
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  5. KirkH says:

    I’ll be happy when there is no trace of government left on our money. Maybe a picture of a gold mine would be appropriate.

  6. Mark says:

    The most serious threat is foreign governments counterfeiting U.S. currency, places like Iran and North Korea. They can afford to buy the best Swiss presses.

    Historically, counterfeiting another country’s currency was an act of war. If the U.S. responded to an act of war then the foreign country counterfeiting problem becomes much more tractable as future efforts would be easily detected since they would be slightly radioactive.

  7. John Navin says:

    That ten dollar bill is worth about ten seconds of fun at Bellagio’s.