Does anyone here believe it's time to redesign the U.S. $1 and $2 bills? I grow tired of the old designs, and the Treasury originally had plans to redesign them with the 1996 redesign, but the vending industry lobbied hard against the redesign of the $1 bill, and continues to lobby hard against it, due to a quote I once read for them to reprogram their vending machines to accept a new $1 bill, and scrap out and replace machines that are too old to be reprogrammed, which was about $500 million dollars, which probably ain't much to a huge company that's been around, such as the vending industry, which charges high prices already.
As for the $2 bill, I have no idea other than rarely being used as to why they didn't redesign it, but supposedly the $2 bill will be redesigned with the next currency redesign, as I have read on the Bureau of Engraving & Printing website that the American Council of the Blind will "seek redesigning and changes to each denomination it may legally alter", and currently, due to the vending lobby, the only denomination that can not be legally altered, is the $1 bill, and a few members of the ACB I talked to said that they WILL pursue a redesign of the $2 bill, due to my argument about the current $2 bill looking too much like the current $1 bill. In fact, I've had cashiers tell me that they hate $2 bills, just because they look a lot like $1 bills, currently. But even in a clip I saw of past Treasury Secretary Jakob Lew for the Obama Administration, talking about redesigning the $10 bill to put a woman on it, Lew said that they would redesign all denominations, except the $1 bill, and even mentioned the $2 bill being one of the denominations up for a redesign, with the next currency redesign series, and I hope the Treasury follows through with a redesigned $2 bill at least, even though I wish they'd push for a $1 bill redesign as well. But even though most articles say "There are NO plans to redesign the $2 note" those articles could be out of date, for all we know.
One thing that I think should happen is, give the $1 bill all of the security features of the current $5 bill, including a watermark, a pink color theme of a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty to George Washington's right, a security thread that glows a certain color under ultraviolent light, and a cluster of little yellow 01's on the front of the current $1 bill and a tactile feature for the blind and visually impaired, without redesigning the actual design that the vending machines read, so long as those security features don't mess with the vending machines acceptance of the upgraded $1 bill, and to totally redesign the $2 bill to conform the other larger denominations, with a partially opened yellow scroll representing the Declaration of Independence to Thomas Jefferson's right, a Louisiana Purchase theme on the reverse (or a return to the Monticello reverse that should've happened with the series 1995 $2 bill printing, just as quarters, halves and Eisenhower $1 coins went back to their traditional Bald Eagle reverses) and have the $2 bill also have all of the security features of the current $5 bill.
The reasons to add at least color, watermarks, and security threads to the current $1 bill, while redesigning the $2 bill completely with the same security features of it's own theme as the current $5 bill's security features, is to make bleach counterfeiting and printing out a pre-1990 series $5-$100 bill on the genuine currency paper, that would evade the pen test, and cheating blind people out of giving away a pre-Series 2026 (insert year of Meaningful Access design currency here) $5-$100 bill away as a $1 or $2 bill.