Monday, October 27, 2008

The Refacing of the Five Dollar Bill


Since the economy is not doing well, I decided to make my own money by replacing Lincoln’s face with John Mackey’s, the CEO of Whole Foods Market. This money can buy anything from WFM. Okay, this isn’t actually true but this money can buy you lunch if you work at Whole Foods at Old Town. This is created as an incentive for team members to excel. If you do a great job you get rewarded with this lunch money, which I designed a couple of weeks ago. However, there are very strict rules you must follow when printing reproductions of paper currency. Please read below:

U.S. Currency
The Counterfeit Detection Act of 1992, Public Law 102-550, in Section 411 of Title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations, permits color illustrations of U.S. currency provided:
  • The illustration is of a size less than three-fourths or more than one and one-half, in linear dimension, of each part of the item illustrated

  • The illustration is one-sided

  • All negatives, plates, positives, digitized storage medium, graphic files, magnetic medium, optical storage devices, and any other thing used in the making of the illustration that contain an image of the illustration or any part thereof are destroyed and/or deleted or erased after their final use.
If you want to know more about printing currency, please visit the United States Secret Service website.

2 comments:

GOMA+SACHIE said...

oh man, I first thought you gonna put face of John Mccain lol!! I wish i can get my hands on those!! too bad I dont live in VA anymore...

Cat said...

Lol it's not McCain, it does sound lke McCain. I will send you some!

Sachan you can move back here!