For the first time ever the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing digitally unveiled a new bill redesign.
The new $5 bill will mix into the circulating starting in early 2008 and is promised to be "safer, smarter and more secure".
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing launched the digital redesign through an Internet news conference that was backed up with excellent web site resources describing the new $5.
The concise and targeted presentation to educate the public is perhaps something the coinage Mints of the world may want to emulate in certain areas.
For an overview of the new bill and its design, you can visit the government’s official web site containing the major details.
Their $5 bill promotion tag line of: "Safer. Smarter. More Secure." has that adsy marketing flavor.
Yet, the counterfeiting improvements in the new $5, which really is the main substance of the tag line and bill, is specifically received and backed up with the various watermark, security thread and other state-of-the-art security features smartly described on the Bureau’s web site.
The next bill to get a facelift is the $100. One of its high-tech security features is a new thread that’s made up of 650,000 miniscule lenses. Now that’s some technology…