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Call us Aaron Burr from the way we’re dropping Hamiltons.
March 2, 2006, 2:53 pm
Filed under: News

The new $10 bill is fugly, y’all. 

10 dollar bill.jpg

Orange and yellow do not go with green, and green and red together are acceptable only in the colorblind Christmas season!

The colors serve what some would argue is a bigger purpose than merely being asthetically pleasing.  The colors and designs are security measures to prevent counterfitting.

The latest addition to America’s colorful Monopoly money (you can’t deny that it looks like we’ll be purchasing a hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, passing go and collecting $200 or perhaps heading straight to jail instead of buying actual goods) will ship today – approximately 800 million bills.  U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral will spend the first new $10 bill at the gift store of the National Archives because, according to the Associated Press, “the new bill will feature in red letters the phrase ‘We the People’ from the Constitution, which is housed at the Archives.” 

AP goes on to describe the bill thusly: “The new $10 bill still features Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury secretary, on one side, and the Treasury building on the other side. But those two images are joined by the State of Liberty’s torch and “We the People” in red along with small yellow 10s and a subtle orange background.”

Excuse me, AP, but there is nothing subtle about orange.

The $100 bill is the next denomination to get the Monopoly work up.  To read more, click here.


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