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Those are cool...I esp. like the use of color. I'd like to see a dollar coin rather than a bill, though. The current bills are so dated and dull looking. Though I do avoid carrying cash or coins, prefer to go paperless as much as possible.

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I'd be fine with a monetary makeover. Color's fine. Please don't drop the dollar bill, I do NOT want to carry around dollar coins (though I'm fine with their existence). I'm fine with dropping the penny, maybe the nickel too. Keep any recent politicians off the currency. I don't think I like the idea of different sizes for different dollar amounts, unless it's an uber-fine difference detectable by machines but barely noticeable by people handling it.

Frankly, I use my debit cards for 99.9% of my transactions anyway. I could see making the bills smaller, so as they sit in my wallet they take up less space. They're just sitting there for the rare occasion that I can't use my debit card anyway.

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That design is actually pretty cool. Fresh but somehow familiar.

As for those Euro-inspired designs ... those can suck my balls.

Agreed. I really like this one as well. Good security, good design, great USA-sourced typefaces, etc.

Now I don't MIND the vertical-orientation of the one proposal, but the design sucks. Money really is more vertical in life, and the different lengths of the various bills would be more accessible for blind people.

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I see no reason to destroy our paper currency with those ridiculous play money designs. Just update it to keep ahead of counterfeiters and that is enough.

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That design is actually pretty cool. Fresh but somehow familiar.

As for those Euro-inspired designs ... those can suck my balls.

That is a pretty good design... it simply does not look like that "worthless" foreign money. ;-)

I will admit, I feel the $1 should have been redesigned with the other bills. It now looks very out of place. I feel the current $5-$100 designs are fine as-is.

The bill with Obama on it? Crap... I'll move to another country before that happens.

One thing that article does not include is the idea of starting to print plastic money. A few countries do it and it make forgery more difficult, the bills last longer and are waterproof. I'd really like to see someone float this idea before getting rid of the paper $1.

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The colored ones are much more professionally done with regard to typography, use of color and space. I kind of like the vertical layout idea...makes sorting cash in a drawer, which is done vertically, easier. The color coding makes it easy to know which bill is what at a glance.

The horizontal one looks amateur. The idea is fine but the execution is lacking. Looks like a class project to come out of Introductory to Graphic Design.

I also like these.

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My only quibble with these is I feel like the faces should be in focus more, and the bill amount text shouldn't be intruding into the numbers the way it does, but overall a good, cohesive design. The colors also aren't as in-your-face either while still being distinct.

I don't want heavy coins replacing bills.

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I see no reason to destroy our paper currency with those ridiculous play money designs. Just update it to keep ahead of counterfeiters and that is enough.

This.

Some things need not bow to fashion.

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I'm fine with updating color, orientation etc. I really hope they don't go to different sizes for each denomination, I've used such currencies and they annoy me (probably because I like things to be uniform).

Also, plastic bills are awesome!

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LOL @ whoever ranked my post down because I don't agree that our money should blatantly rip off the Euro.

I can understand the thinking behind a vertical bill, but the design has to look more original than what I'm seeing and also look distinctly American.

The bill I posted is probably the best design they have, bar none.

If you want to live in Europe because you really love the design of their paper bills, move there. Sorry, buddy, but America is not Europe Jr. and you know what? I'm 100 percent happy that we're not.

Regardless of globalization, regardless of the concept of a global community, each nation is going to retain it's own individuality. You are a damn fool if you think any differently. If you're so willing to have your country lay down its identity, not to mention its pride and its history, only to adopt the identity of another country, nation, or entity, you have no concept of Patriotism nor any understanding of what your country was founded upon.

Freedom or GTFO.

/rant

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I understand how the US One Dollar Bill is iconic and all, and of all the bills that would probably be the one that many would pick specifically not to change- but in my opinion having a dollar bill is an idiotic waste of time. We replaced our one and two dollar bills with coins- they last longer.

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I like the idea of putting pioneers like Amelia Earhart or MLK on the bills, maybe they could be worked into the back of the bill so that the same Presidents appear on the face of the bill. As you can see from the Canadian bills posted below, they could redesign the back of the bills and work all of the symbolic stuff into the back of the bill while keeping the fronts of the bills simple and clean.

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LOL @ whoever ranked my post down because I don't agree that our money should blatantly rip off the Euro.

Ranked down because of your tastless comment in the second line, Eric Cartman..

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The foreign bills all look cheesy to me.

And coins are great for collecting, but suck to carry around.

I have to agree with Balthazar, WK, and Ocn - this is a waste of time and effort.

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The horizontal one looks amateur. The idea is fine but the execution is lacking. Looks like a class project to come out of Introductory to Graphic Design.

I don't like the right side, how it fades to blue. The portrait is also too blurry. Surely with modern technology we can create a high definition portrait of Washington. Other than that, it is very nice and nothing like what would come out of an intro to graphics design class. It may have been 8 years ago and my memory is foggy, but I don't remember the fake currencies people made in intro to graphics looking nearly as nice. Mine certainly didn't. But then again mine had cars on it instead of people.

Those vertical designs are fairly nice from a design standpoint. Too much drop shadow though, and they just feel over-designed. The colors are excellent, since they are vibrant without looking cheap. I like the people they chose.

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Ranked down because of your tastless comment in the second line, Eric Cartman..

Sorry for not whistling the "Andy Griffith Show" theme song instead.

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I think we do need increased usage of the $1 coin, but not to discontinue usage of the $1 bill.

Different sized bills for different denominations would make sense... it does make a currency easier to use.

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I think we should pay more attention to protecting the value and security of our currency rather than trying to make it pretty.

Those are large enough tasks.

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To do that, you'd have to kill all the bankers.

Maybe, but don't kill us that work in the cubes and keep the banks running smoothly... :)

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