Ugly new U.S. $100 bill: karma for making fun of Canadian money for so long
The U.S. Federal Reserve unveiled its new $100 bill yesterday, and—gasp!—it has colours. The bill has a purple security strip right down the middle (like a negative pregnancy test), a gold inkwell beside Benjamin Franklin’s bust and a golden feather in the background. The new hues make it the most colourful note in the country’s wallet, meaning the term “greenback” is losing relevance at the same rate as the currency itself.
Consider this change, along with the loonie flirting with parity, as payback for Americans’ drawn-out mockery of Canada’s colourful cash. Some called our funds “Monopoly money,” ranted (albeit hilariously) about our $10 bill and, apparently, suspected that coloured notes are a sign that we’re Communists.
The U.S. government also launched a ridiculously epic video trailer for the new C-note. Amusing, but we think we’ll wait for the sequel: American Dollar II: The Yuan.