posted 12-03-2002 03:04 AM PT (US)
Originally posted at: Color Is Coming To US Paper Money
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 — The last time Andrew Jackson got a makeover, he ended up with a big head, slightly off-center. This time, he will get a little color. The most noticeable features of the last redesign of U.S. currency — the oversized, off-center portraits — produced all kinds of derisive nicknames: funny money, Monopoly money, cartoon money.
COLOR IS COMING, and government money makers are hoping for a warmer reception for the changes. The new $20, with its public unveiling set for the spring, is supposed to be in circulation as early as next fall.
Um...is that really necessary?!