Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Twenty Takes on New Look

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Twenty Takes on New Look

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Byline: Gregory Richards, Times-Union staff writer

They're decked out with a fresh paint job, an enhanced security system and better visibility for Jacksonville's namesake. And, with the Federal Reserve Bank releasing them into circulation today, these spiffy new $20 bills could race into your wallet as early as tomorrow.

You may even find the new bills too stylish to spend.

What might catch your eye first? Color. Good ol' green is still there, but it's been joined by subtle shades of peach and blue. It's the first United States note since 1905 to stray from green and black.

Another big change: The portrait of Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president, has been enlarged, and the oval that for decades surrounded him has been removed.

And departing from previous awareness campaigns involving only public service brochures and commercials, the government is going to great lengths this time around so people can tell the new $20 bill apart from a piece of funny money. …

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