New $20 Bill Hits Streets Thursday

New $20 Bill Hits Streets Thursday

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- There's going to be some new money circulating in Salt Lake City tomorrow.

The U-S Treasury Department is releasing a new version of the 20-dollar bill.

It looks about the same as the old one, with Andrew Jackson on the front and the White House on the back -- but it has some distinct new security features that makes it harder to counterfeit.

The most noticeable change is the addition of new colors to the money.

The front of the bill has a bluish eagle in the background -- next to Old Hickory's right ear. The back has yellow background patterns.

The first of the new 20-dollar bills will be ceremonially spent tomorrow at a Maverick Store in Salt Lake City.

New versions of the 50- and 100-dollar bills are expected to follow in 2004 and 2005. The Treasury Department says it will be updating its bills every seven to ten years -- to stay a step ahead of high-tech counterfeiters.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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