5_250_.jpgCommon sense would dictate that if you’re going to attempt counterfeiting money, and risk a stiff federal prison sentence, copying $5 bills wouldn’t be the first denomination of choice to print. While spinning the Roulette wheel of criminality, might as well place a minimum bet with $20’s at least, or go big like the North Koreans and print superdollars. The Department of Treasury was worried about Lincoln’s safety and advised the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to give the assassinated president some additional security: a newly redesigned $5 bill. Hopefully the last bastion of nickel bag dealers in Bushwick got the memo, otherwise: mass confusion.

The New $5 Bill