I found this 4-year old post during a totally unrelated search. I’m not sure if the idea of a $25 bill is a good one or not, but the graphic of the concept is beautiful, and the argument for a Kennedy note to replace Jackson is reasonable and even a bit compelling. ~ Mike
The Kennedy $25 Bill: A Good Idea Whose Time Has Come
I used to run a business and as a joke my office wall featured a little plaque that read, “If it makes sense, it’s against company policy!” About a month ago I was sorting out my pocket change and stopped to frown at the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters for a moment. Then I glanced at a pile of currency comprised of ones, fives, tens, and twenties. It was then that I wondered why the United States produces a 25-cent coin but only a 20-dollar bill.
Wouldn’t it make more sense for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to produce a 25-dollar bill? Using this method it would only take four “25s” to make 100 dollars instead of five 20s. For every four 25-dollar notes produced by the B.E.P. the country would save the expenditure of making one 20; effectively saving the nation 20% in the production costs involved.
The “twenty” is one of the most utilized forms of currency today, however the note has a shelf life due to wear and tear of only around two years at best. Most people don’t know that the Federal Reserve destroys 7,000 tons of no longer usable currency a year. With that kind of turnover, finding an excuse not to print one out of every five only makes sense to me.
On that note, (sorry for the pun) I would like to propose to the powers that be my own idea of what the “25” might look like.
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