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$20 bill gets a facelift
cnn.com ^ | 05/13/2003 | cnn

Posted on 05/13/2003 8:00:46 AM PDT by Monty22

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]


(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cash; color; money; pictures; usdollars
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Wow that's a bad design..
1 posted on 05/13/2003 8:00:46 AM PDT by Monty22
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To: Monty22
The "badder" it is, the harder to duplicate......
2 posted on 05/13/2003 8:01:59 AM PDT by b4its2late (Despite the high cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?)
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To: Monty22

3 posted on 05/13/2003 8:02:22 AM PDT by jgrubbs
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To: Monty22
I didn't know Beethoven was on the $20?
4 posted on 05/13/2003 8:02:23 AM PDT by el_chupacabra (AMDG)
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To: Monty22
At least it doesn't have the burning WTC and Pentagon when you fold it anymore.
5 posted on 05/13/2003 8:02:48 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: el_chupacabra
I thought it was Lynne Cheney.
6 posted on 05/13/2003 8:03:15 AM PDT by dead
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To: Monty22
Jackson fought the establishment of the Federal Reserve tooth and nail. They put his face on the $20 not to honor him but more of a way to rub it in.
7 posted on 05/13/2003 8:04:07 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: VRWCmember
Really? Or are you just joking?
8 posted on 05/13/2003 8:04:11 AM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: b4its2late
It does look way more fake-proof..

But what's with the fruity globe and wavy text in the background?

I don't mind the color so much..

And anyone notice how the symbol of the Fed really looks like the NSDAP symbol now? It's almost the same as the one stamped on my early 1945 Walther P38.
9 posted on 05/13/2003 8:04:15 AM PDT by Monty22
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To: Monty22
Why send hits to the enemy sites?
10 posted on 05/13/2003 8:04:16 AM PDT by newgeezer
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To: Monty22
Front:


11 posted on 05/13/2003 8:05:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (Despite the high cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?)
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To: el_chupacabra
ROFLMAO!
12 posted on 05/13/2003 8:05:24 AM PDT by CougarGA7
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To: jgrubbs

13 posted on 05/13/2003 8:05:58 AM PDT by BrooklynGOP
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To: Monty22

It sucks. I want my greenbacks back.

14 posted on 05/13/2003 8:06:19 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: b4its2late
Holy cow, that's an eagle.. In the smaller picture I swore the blue shape in the background was a globe!
15 posted on 05/13/2003 8:06:57 AM PDT by Monty22
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To: dubyaismypresident
Now, like you said, we just need to replace Andy J with Ronald Reagan.

Everytime a lib uses a cash machine...

16 posted on 05/13/2003 8:07:07 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Monty22
I suppose it's good that it's harder to copy.

Still...I'll sell you Boardwalk and Park Place....

Prairie
17 posted on 05/13/2003 8:07:49 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Tag line space for rent.)
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To: Monty22
Andrew Jackson still looks hagged out.
18 posted on 05/13/2003 8:07:52 AM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: jgrubbs
I don't think that the red printing which reads "specimen" adds very much.
19 posted on 05/13/2003 8:07:55 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: jgrubbs
But folded, it probably won't look like this anymore:



20 posted on 05/13/2003 8:07:55 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Monty22
The wavy text looks like something you'd see on sign for a old-timey dinner/show at Dollywood.
21 posted on 05/13/2003 8:07:55 AM PDT by dead
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To: Monty22

Now President Jackson on the $20 bill looks even more like Keith Richards...

22 posted on 05/13/2003 8:08:09 AM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: hobbes1
FUGLY coloring isn't it.
23 posted on 05/13/2003 8:09:01 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: jgrubbs
Looking more and more like freakin' tooty-fruity Euro money!
24 posted on 05/13/2003 8:11:00 AM PDT by TonyRo76
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To: dubyaismypresident
Yes, indeed.
25 posted on 05/13/2003 8:11:27 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
Reagan's not dead yet; the law says that no one can be put on money until they've been dead for a certain period of time (I don't know how long).
26 posted on 05/13/2003 8:12:16 AM PDT by RonF
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To: dubyaismypresident
FUGLY

Exactly the word I was looking for, thanks!

27 posted on 05/13/2003 8:12:42 AM PDT by TonyRo76
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To: annyokie
Really? Or are you just joking?

I was making a joking reference to the conspiracy theorists who found the ominous pictures in the $20 bill when it is folded a certain way. For more details, check out http://www.snopes.com/rumors/20bill.htm.

28 posted on 05/13/2003 8:12:43 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Jackson fought the establishment of the Federal Reserve tooth and nail. They put his face on the $20 not to honor him but more of a way to rub it in.

Good one, brilliant observation.

29 posted on 05/13/2003 8:13:40 AM PDT by freedomson (Baruch haba b'shem Adonai!)
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To: RonF
the law says that no one can be put on money until they've been dead for a certain period of time (I don't know how long).

Well, JFK was killed 11/22/63 and his portrait appeared on the half dollar beginning in 1964.

30 posted on 05/13/2003 8:14:11 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Hope ours doesn't have that at least..
31 posted on 05/13/2003 8:15:01 AM PDT by Monty22
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Jackson fought the establishment of the Federal Reserve tooth and nail...

You may be right that it's a way of dissing him. Of course, A.J. being one of my favorite presidents, I'm glad to see him on a bill today—especially considering how much the loudmouth left would despise Old Hickory if they knew more about him.

Jackson's abolition of the central bank was wise and prescient. Too bad the "Progressives" (damn Woodpecker Wilson) had to go screw it up by saddling us with the Fed!

32 posted on 05/13/2003 8:16:16 AM PDT by TonyRo76
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To: jgrubbs
Please......don't insult Beethoven.


33 posted on 05/13/2003 8:17:32 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( Midnight at the Oasis)
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To: BrooklynGOP; Registered
I think they should have asked Registered to redesign the $20, he would have done a great job.
34 posted on 05/13/2003 8:19:00 AM PDT by pbear8 ( sed libera nos a malo)
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To: Monty22
I think that will be on the clinton $3 bill.
35 posted on 05/13/2003 8:19:37 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Monty22
They should put the $10 on the twenty dollar bill. That would be the true value after taxes.
36 posted on 05/13/2003 8:19:50 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: b4its2late
Hey! It's Bruce Dern!
37 posted on 05/13/2003 8:20:50 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( Midnight at the Oasis)
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To: Monty22
It looks...."third-world" to me.
38 posted on 05/13/2003 8:20:56 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (© 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: el_chupacabra
Funny, considering it's the exact same portrait of Andrew Jackson that's been on the $20 for about 7 years now.

Been in a coma long?
39 posted on 05/13/2003 8:21:23 AM PDT by Conservative til I die (They say anti-Catholicism is the thinking man's anti-Semitism; that's an insult to thinking men)
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To: el_chupacabra
Didn't they make him look a little less like a pooftah?
40 posted on 05/13/2003 8:22:52 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: VRWCmember
Clinton is on the 3 Peso Cuban. I also hear the Red chinese are naming a missile after him.
41 posted on 05/13/2003 8:23:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: newgeezer
The front depicts a faded bald eagle as a background with subtle pink and light blue hues.

This pretty much says it all.
42 posted on 05/13/2003 8:24:15 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: BrooklynGOP
I remember seeing that...it put me on the floor!
43 posted on 05/13/2003 8:26:01 AM PDT by July 4th
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To: The Old Hoosier
Nah, I say more color! Give me some rolling amber waves of grain, purple mountains majesty and quaint seaside landscapes with flowers, live animals and fish! Da heck with dead people, I'M FOR LIFE! I WANT TO LIIIIIIIIIVE!!!

Ahem,.... sorry, got a little carried away...

44 posted on 05/13/2003 8:26:48 AM PDT by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: TonyRo76
It's either that or every other $20 bill winds up being counterfeit, or at least having no security checks so that your average cashier can't tell the difference.

I know my paper money, being a collector, unlike some here, and I got a 1963 $20 from the ATM machine a year back, and while I'd ordinarily put it in my collection, it was a little beaten up and had some writing on it so I spent it. The cashier just stood staring at it trying to figure out if it was real or not because those bills have absolutely no security measures on them. No hologram number 20 on the front, no strip running through the left of the bill, no watermark, nothing. She only took it because my girlfriend sternly told her "It's real." That, and the cashier obviously didn't care, since "It's real" was good enough for her. The point is, while they may not be the most aesthetically pleasing things to add, all these watermarks and different colors serve a functional purpose.
45 posted on 05/13/2003 8:28:19 AM PDT by Conservative til I die (They say anti-Catholicism is the thinking man's anti-Semitism; that's an insult to thinking men)
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To: Monty22
It's just a matter of time before there is a move to remove Jackson from the face of the $20 bill by the bullies who don't want us to remember our own history. After all, he was a slave owner, and the 16th President of the "Confederacy of the United States." No matter that he formed the group that later became the Democratic Party.
46 posted on 05/13/2003 8:30:27 AM PDT by cgk (Liberal truisms are the useless children of hindsight.)
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To: Conservative til I die
I think money designed peaked with the Indian Head penny..

The new stuff has no class.
47 posted on 05/13/2003 8:30:42 AM PDT by Monty22
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Fine. Put Ronnie on it right now.
48 posted on 05/13/2003 8:30:43 AM PDT by presidio9 (Homophobic and Proud!!!)
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To: presidio9
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Any pics of the BACK of the bill??
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49 posted on 05/13/2003 8:32:42 AM PDT by CygnusXI (n00b)
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The back is ok.. Wait, what are those yellow dots?
50 posted on 05/13/2003 8:34:32 AM PDT by Monty22
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