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Journal Article
Redesigned $5 bill enters circulation

The $5 bill has received a new look and entered circulation on March 13. The redesign includes a number of features that are less obvious but will increase its security.
Financial Update , Volume 21 , Issue 1

Working Paper
Handicapping currency design: counterfeit deterrence and visual accessibility in the United States and abroad

Despite the increasing use of electronic payments, currency retains an important role in the payments system of every country. Two aspects of currency usage drive currency design worldwide: deterring counterfeiting and making paper currency accessible to the visually impaired. Further, among the world's currencies, only U.S. banknotes are widely owned and used in transactions outside their country of issue (although the euro also has some external circulation). In this article, we compare and contrast major currencies and their design features. We conclude that the designs of the two most ...
Working Papers , Paper 2007-011