New U.S. $5 Bill Will Get a Digital Debut on September 20

By: Erick Laseca

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the first time, a redesigned denomination of U.S. currency will be digitally unveiled when a new $5 bill design is revealed on September 20, 2007.

In relying on digital communications channels for the “Wi-5" unveiling event, the government will serve two purposes: first, echo its approach to staying ahead of counterfeiters by using the latest advances in technology to enhance the bill’s security; and second, allow for the unveiling of the new $5 bill design to be widely accessible.

“A digital unveiling for the redesigned $5 bill provides a new opportunity to engage people in the public education process," said Dawn Haley, Chief of the Office of External Relations at the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing, “We hope that the ‘Wi-5’ theme will get consumers excited about the new bill and encourage them to use the resources on our Web site to learn about its security features and protect their hard-earned money."

The government offers public education and training materials to inform the public about the latest currency designs.? These materials are available to order or download at Science Articles, September 20th at 9:00 a.m. EST.

Erick Laseca

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

312-596-3404

erick.laseca@bm.com

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