(AP) WASHINGTON - Honest Abe will become Colorful Abe with splashes of purple and gray livening up the $5 bill.
The government showed off the new bill Thursday in an Internet news conference highlighting changes made in the ongoing battle to stay a step ahead of counterfeiters.
“We wanted this redesigned bill to scream, 'I am a five. I am a five,'" Larry Felix, director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
According to the U.S. Secret Service, we lost $62 million last year due to counterfeit bills.
The next makeover will be for the $100 bill.
What do you think? Pretty?