,
 



PMG is the Official Grading Service of the Paper Money Forum
,
TogoThreeDollarBill

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 But even though most articles say "There are NO plans to redesign the $2 note" those articles could be out of date, for all we know.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.

 

 

Quote 0
 
HoneyBadger
Yes, to redesign...long overdue. I hate the lack of continuity with the other denominations. But that’s as long as it’s essentially an upgrade to something similar to the other notes. If they are going to screw around with the portraits and backs....then “no thanks” from me. I am not looking forward to the redesign to come for that reason. 
FRN Collections Complete - 1928-1934 LGS: $5 [87%] - $10 [37%] - $20 [2%] - $50 [6%] - $100 [0%] - $500 [0%]

http://www.1928notes.com - If you have a new note to add, please let me know.
Quote 0
EarlySmallSizeFanatic
I agree with HB

A redesign yes, but this could easily turn into another opportunity to erase our history. 
Quote 1
Dollarsavr
Why mess with a winner?
SPMC  2676  PMCM  1116
Quote 0
hfjacinto
I think it’s time to get rid of ugly old men and put women on notes. Im all for a redesign of all our money. Our money now is ugly, 
Quote 0
Dan Cong
Perhaps instead of a dead president, a resilient and tenacious animal to reflect America's strength ? I mean we have had a Bison on the $10 and have a real turkey on the current $20.
Quote 0
mfontes
Dan Cong wrote:
Perhaps instead of a dead president, a resilient and tenacious animal to reflect America's strength ? I mean we have had a Bison on the $10 and have a real turkey on the current $20.


So maybe, umm, like a honey badger?  
Quote 1
HoneyBadger
mfontes wrote:


So maybe, umm, like a honey badger?  


Why not? I am already on a coin. (Warning: Language)






7B1EB6F1-67FB-4188-B0BB-0498A074B3AA.jpeg

😎
FRN Collections Complete - 1928-1934 LGS: $5 [87%] - $10 [37%] - $20 [2%] - $50 [6%] - $100 [0%] - $500 [0%]

http://www.1928notes.com - If you have a new note to add, please let me know.
Quote 1
TogoThreeDollarBill

mfontes wrote:


So maybe, umm, like a honey badger?  

No. I want a North American red fox on my money. No offense HoneyBadger ;-)

Quote 0
larry510
Hopefully not if they are going to look like the boring large head designs.  As a fancy serial collector I avoid buying anything large head because the serial numbers don't pop out at you like the $1 and $2 denoms along with the older small head higher denoms from pre- early1990's.  The double prefix letter eliminates any chance of a perfect radar.  Now if they aren't going to do the double prefix letters than I may be fine with it.  It really depends on the design 
Quote 2
luca
The double prefix letters is definitely a problem for me - as well as the gaudy coloring, harder-to-see SNs, and big heads.  I've gotten used to them, and agree they should change things up - but to me the older designs have a more classic and timeless feel.  The art on the "Big Head" bills feels more like a fad or swanky trend.

Always looking for low S/N Red Seals / $5 FRNs: 1950a - 1969b

eBay Store

Quote 3
postalnotes
I recommend resurrecting the 1896 educational design in the small currency format in all three denominations. Heck, I seem to recall there was a $10 being considered too, but dropped?

Researching United States Postal Notes 1883-1894.

Quote 1
stlnats
postalnotes wrote:
I recommend resurrecting the 1896 educational design in the small currency format in all three denominations. Heck, I seem to recall there was a $10 being considered too, but dropped?


I like that idea, but wonder how acceptable it would be to many/most in the chattering class and probably some others? As a practical matter the final product might not be what you'd hope for since the design would need to be modified, hopefully with some sensitivity, at least somewhat to fit in the FRB info.    
Always interested in St Louis MO & IL metro and Evansville IN paper money, scrip, financial docs, banking ephemera, etc.  Also collect Latvian 1915 - 1940 city and national paper money by block letter/variety
Quote 0
TogoThreeDollarBill

Speaking of the redesign of the $1 and $2 notes, I talked with the BEP about a year or so ago, and they said that "A redesign proposal for the $1 note comes around every year"

Does anyone here know anything about this? I was hoping a $1 note redesign would pass eventually, if there is a push for a redesign proposal every year.

And furthermore, if there are proposals to redesign the $1 note, which is blocked by Congress, then why hasn't anyone put any efforts into a $2 note redesign, when Congress is not blocking the redesign of the $2 note and it could be redesigned easier than the $1 note?

Quote 0
HoneyBadger

Speaking of the redesign of the $1 and $2 notes, I talked with the BEP about a year or so ago, and they said that "A redesign proposal for the $1 note comes around every year"

Does anyone here know anything about this? I was hoping a $1 note redesign would pass eventually, if there is a push for a redesign proposal every year.

And furthermore, if there are proposals to redesign the $1 note, which is blocked by Congress, then why hasn't anyone put any efforts into a $2 note redesign, when Congress is not blocking the redesign of the $2 note and it could be redesigned easier than the $1 note?



I am sure the real reason the $1 never changes is the New World Order stuff on the back. 

Illumaniti Confirmed!

😜

FRN Collections Complete - 1928-1934 LGS: $5 [87%] - $10 [37%] - $20 [2%] - $50 [6%] - $100 [0%] - $500 [0%]

http://www.1928notes.com - If you have a new note to add, please let me know.
Quote 0
 
Forum Sponsors

 
 

,