solipsism said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 1:05:02 PM EDT

video of unveiling

Global CouncilArena Adminmadame_ava said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 1:16:51 PM EDT

As long as it is still worth 100 dollars, I dont really care.

LunaStone said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 1:26:02 PM EDT

IDK... why don't you send me one to examine up close?? :D :P

Global CouncilKookaburra said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 1:26:29 PM EDT

Meh . . the US has always had ugly currency. I don' think this is any uglier than any other. If it minimizes counterfeiting, I am all for it.

But I find the video and the YouTube user to be quite interesting - I guess the Treasury needed a way to reach out to the unwashed masses who hang around YouTube. :)

orion1977 said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 1:38:38 PM EDT

Kookaburra said
I don' think this is any uglier than any other

Euro notes are actually good looking (even if I never saw a 500 with my eyes) ;P

Global CouncilKookaburra said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 1:46:18 PM EDT

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Oh yeah, there is lots of attractive currency in th world. I don't know why the US insists on making it so boring.

Global Councilarsidubu said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 2:12:03 PM EDT

Who the hell carries cash anymore?

Global CouncilMister_IQ said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 2:42:17 PM EDT

I can't decide if Franklin looks worried or pissed.

Global CouncilArena Adminmadame_ava said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 3:04:58 PM EDT

Mister_IQ said
I can't decide if Franklin looks worried or pissed.

I think he looks pissed!

HogHeaven said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 3:13:34 PM EDT

I think I smell a "create new currency contest". Or maybe I just need to hop into the shower.

Feature said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 3:39:35 PM EDT

Franklin definitely has an irritated look about him. I would like to know how much money was spent designing and developing that look.

diogenese19348 said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 6:53:08 PM EDT

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Actually, make that one of the new one, and one of the old one, so I can do a "comparison" :P

sk said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 7:24:50 PM EDT

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He looks like Mr. Bean after he stuck the goldfish in his mouth.

Good news for me: As a college student, I'll likely never see a $100 bill, so I won't have to worry about how it looks.

rebeccatroy said 3 years ago 4/21/2010 10:09:56 PM EDT

Ummmmmmm I could sure use 100 bucks no matter how ugly.

Monkeysniffer08 said 3 years ago 4/22/2010 3:23:04 AM EDT

I would be fine with the Euro if they just made a note smaller than a 5.

I am studying abroad in Vienna this semester and have a drawer FULL of coins (that I never want to carry around in my pocket - I'm a guy) because everytime you buy something you get a handful of high valued coins back (1 & 2 EUR coins)

While $1 bills might get annoying, at least they are easier/lighter to carry around than 1 & 2 EUR coins.

Qofcheez said 3 years ago 4/22/2010 6:10:32 AM EDT

When I look at it all I see him thinking is

"You darned kids..."

Global Councilmeerkat said 3 years ago 4/22/2010 6:52:24 AM EDT

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I agree with you 100%. Sweden is about to launch a 20kr coin to replace the 20kr bill (about 2 worth) and I can't say I'm thrilled with the idea of yet more coins jingling around. I asked why this is though, suspecting some silly reason.

Well, it turns out that maintenance costs of bills are much higher due to wear and tear. And when you have such a popular denomination like the 20kr/2, which is very often used in transactions (small purchases) it wears down a hell of a lot quicker too. Coins don't have that problem, so that's why they want to replace the most common small-purchase values with metal.

Knowing why made me feel a little less annoyed.

/hijack

CraigMc said 3 years ago 4/22/2010 10:42:57 AM EDT

I've always liked the American money, really serious and stately looking.

on a slightly different 'note', our industrious neighbours have recently started trading in US$ after their currency got this bad....

This is after, on two occasions, they removed 3 zero's in order to make computations easier (so the above is actually a 100 000 000 000 000 000 000 dollar bill - whatever that number is). When I was young the Zim dollar was stronger than the US dollar. This bill won't even buy you a cup of coffee now.

/hijack (again)

Nim said 3 years ago 4/22/2010 4:55:32 PM EDT

I'd like to offer my disposal services to all of you who might think the new $100 bill is unpleasant to look at. No need to put your talented eyes through that sort of grief. And since you're all Worthians, I'll dispose of your unwanted bills at no charge! ;)

carmsie said 3 years ago 4/22/2010 5:29:35 PM EDT

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you should try paying the exact amount with coins. I bet the cashier would be very pleased with that. ;)