Arguably, the multi-hued makeover of the $20-dollar bill works. The floating shades of soft blue, green and peach are easy on the eyes, and the image of an eagle next to President Andrew Jackson is a nice touch. And twenties, with their new watermarks and security threads, are now a lot harder to counterfeit, which is why the pricey project was undertaken in the first place.
But here’s the part that makes less sense. Why stop with color tones and new design elements? Wouldn’t this have been the perfect time to do something with that dyspeptic portrait of Jackson? How about a kinder, gentler Jackson? Alas, he looks like he’s down to his last 20-spot.