New Money's Coming

You might say that the US Mint is going crazy. They've issued new quarters, new nickels, new golden dollar coins, and new rainbow-colored bills! What's going on?

Sacagawea and her infant, Jean Baptiste, are on the front. A soaring American eagle is on the back.
Why dollar coins?

New color for the new $10

When you visit your credit union, ask to see a new $10 bill. The Federal Reserve says this and the other new bills are "safer, smarter, and more secure."

The circle around the '10' is NOT part of the bill. We added that!
The large "10" in the lower right corner of the back of the bill is easier to read.

Look at the different background colors on the new $10 bill. They must have had a fashion designer pick them: orange, yellow and red!

These colors make the new bill harder for dishonest people to counterfeit, or make fake money with the intent to use it.

Did you miss the large number "10" on the lower right corner on the back of each bill?

You still will easily be able to tell the difference between a new $10 and a new $20—the background colors for the $20 are peach and green.

Money's still money

The new bills still have the distinct size, look and feel of traditional American "greenbacks" —the world's most familiar and circulated currency.

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Have some fun with the new bills at NewMoney.gov.

You don't have to trade in your old currency for new. The old bills will still remain in circulation and will hold the same money value as the new bills.

When will it end?

You may wonder if the government has any more new money designs. A new $5 bill was released in 2008 and a new $100 bill is planned for release in 2011.

Currently the government doesn't have plans to redesign the $1 or $2 bills. It's not being lazy. It's just that those denominations are less popular with counterfeiters who prefer more bang for their bucks.

What else is new?

The new bills have three big security features that are easy to check: color-shifting ink, watermark and security thread.

When you get one of these new bills, compare it to an older bill. Check the differences, and then hold the new bill up to the light to see all the new features.

True or False: The $20 bill constitutes the majority of all currency printed by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing today. Click Andrew's head for the answer.
FALSE: More $1 bills are printed than any other currency. Because it is commonly dispensed in ATM machines, the $20 is the highest denomination of money that is used on an everyday basis.
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What makes credit unions so great? Members like you.

Every dollar you invest in your credit union earns you money while other members borrow it.

When you're ready for a loan, other members' savings will be there to help you out at the lowest possible cost.