Sunday, March 2, 2008

Fine art? It's fine with me!


The Engraver's art is handled by us every day in the form of fives, tens, and twenties, and we take little notice of the craftsmanship involved. Sometimes it takes an extraordinary example to begin to open our eyes wider and start to appreciate the skill and exquisite taste of the designers of our currency.



4 comments:

Michael said...

Thgis is not a "goof" or computer anything. But when I saw this bill on Purple Slinky,I immediately had to have it!

Michael said...

'Member the $100,000 candy bar? Didn't sell until they changed the name to 100 Grand.

Andrée said...

I wonder why a simple name change would matter. I'll try any chocolate no matter what the name. And I wonder why Wilson is on this bill (it had better be Wilson or I'll be too embarrassed). I have a great math activity with blown up printed bills. Now I have some good bills to play with. Thank you!

---Michael--- said...

The site where I found these said that though these bills were actually printed, they were not issued into the public realm but instead were for bank-to-bank things. My guess is that Wilson had just died and was being honored, but that information wasn't there to confirm this.