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Why do the new 5 dollar bills say 2006 on them?

Asked by El_Cadejo (34524points) March 17th, 2008

Did they begin printing in 2006 as to have enough for the release of them in 2008?

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Cardinal's avatar

AHA!!!! Found the answer!!

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trainerboy's avatar

They come from the government, what do you expect?

Charlie's avatar

BECAREFUL!!! The United States printing office sold all their old printing machines to a company overseas, includeing the plates!!! How dumb is that? Is it any wonder that we have brand new bills with OLD dates?

deak's avatar

they say the new five dollar bills are on recall cause of the date 2006! so they will be worth alot of money!

Ubaid's avatar

I am just hearing about the recall on the series 2006 $5 dollar bill at 11pm on thurs. nite of the 22nd made calls to the mint but got noinformation. what can you guys/girls/ladies/men tell me.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Its not true. It says 2006 because thats when the new design was authorized even though the bill wasnt circulated until march 2008. This same thing happened with the last redesigns for instance the 10 dollar bills said 2004 on them when they werent released until 2006. You can read more about it here

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