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September 29th, 2005, 10:19 AM
Gov't Adds Color To $10, Effort To Thwart Counterfeiters...

The $10 Bill Gets a Makeover

Associated Press
September 28, 2005

http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/business/article.adp?id=20050928062609990008 (very cool graphic here)



The color of money is getting more varied. A newly designed $10 bill was unveiled Wednesday featuring splashes of orange, yellow and red to go with the traditional green.

The $10 bill note became the third bill denomination to be jazzed up with colors as part of the government's effort to thwart counterfeiters and the ever-more sophisticated devices at their disposal.

September 29th, 2005, 10:25 AM
Our currency is getting decidedly more psychadelic over the last decade or so. Soon we will have scratch and sniff.

mmm, smells like Ben Franklin!

September 29th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Or one of those 3D images that pops out when you look at it cross-eyed.

September 29th, 2005, 12:17 PM
Alexander Hamilton was an attractive fellow.

September 29th, 2005, 05:09 PM
Perfect skin.

September 29th, 2005, 08:19 PM
And, of course, he was a bastard (not that it was his fault, but sure as hell flies in the face of those who declare that a mother & father in the home are requirements for success).

Here he is in 1792 (age 35 or 37 -- seems even he wasn't certain about his birth year):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/Alexander_Hamilton.jpg/200px-Alexander_Hamilton.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Alexander_Hamilton.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/skins-1.5/common/images/magnify-clip.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Alexander_Hamilton.jpg) < enlarge

A protrait of Alexander Hamilton
by John Trumbull, 1792

(c) wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton)

September 30th, 2005, 09:24 AM

Baldy really porked up, didn't he?!!!

September 30th, 2005, 09:58 AM
Lordy, Aaron Burr had a bigger target than I thought.

While we're on the subject of Hamilton, a visit to Hamilton Grange on the Upper West Side is encouraged. Hamilton was the first true American urbanist.