WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- History will be made Thursday when $19 billion in peach-colored, redesigned $20 bills make their official debut across the nation.
Although the Fed intends to "flood the system" with the new bills, officials say many people may not see them until sometime after Columbus Day, especially people living in remote areas.
Federal reserve spokesmen said the new bills are the most secure note the U.S. government has ever produced: Among the safety features of the new bills are a watermark image engrained into the paper itself; an embedded vertical plastic strip; and color-shifting ink that changes appearance from copper to green as the bill is tilted in the light.
However, the most obvious change is that bills now feature colors such as blue and a pinkish-orange hue the government calls peach.
CNN said the new bills mark the first time in nearly 100 years that a mass-circulation U.S. note has prominently contained a color besides green and black.