New $10 Bill Makes its Debut

Mar 02, 2006

Just in time for spring, the government infused a little color into the $10-bill Thursday.

The new bill � featuring shades of orange, yellow and red � joined colorized versions of the $20 bill and the $50 bill as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing attempts to stay ahead of counterfeiters and ever-more sophisticated copying machines.

The Federal Reserve on Thursday began shipping the first of 800 million of the new $10 bills to commercial banks. In the next few days, those bills will start showing up in cash registers around the country.