??? A new color comes out today. It is the new U.S. 5 dollar bill. The Treasury Department has updated the look of our $5 bills. You should see the bills with their touches of color added within a few days or weeks. They are in banks today and the trickle down effect will have you getting one in your change sometime very soon. The Treasury Department continues with it’s ongoing fight against counterfeiters with this newly designed bill. The design and added effects will make it very difficult to counterfeit five dollar bills any more. Lincoln remains on the front and the Lincoln Memorial remains on the back. To the naked eye, the most notable difference is color – splashes of light purple at the center of the bill that blend into gray near the edges. Small yellow “05″ numerals are printed to the left of Lincoln on the front and to the right of the memorial on the back. The Great Seal of the United States, which features an eagle and shield, will appear in purple to the right of the president’s portrait. Arcs of purple stars border Lincoln and the seal. The note also will feature an enlarged “5″ printed in high-contrast purple ink in the lower right corner of the back of the bill that will make it easier to read for vision challenged individuals. It also will have two separate watermarks (A large number “5″ watermark is located to the right of the portrait, replacing the previous watermark portrait of President Lincoln found on older design $5 bills. Its location is highlighted by a blank window incorporated into the background design. A second watermark ? a column of three smaller “5″s ? has been added to the new $5 bill design and is positioned to the left of the portrait) and a number of other high-tech changes to make it harder for counterfeiters to knock off.

??? The old $5 bills will continue to be accepted and recirculated until they wear out. Any U.S. currency issued from 1861 to present is still good for the complete face value.

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