New $5 Bill Gives Lincoln Rosy Cheeks
FORT WORTH, TX—The latest incarnation of the $5 bill rolled off the presses here with a markedly enlarged head for Abraham Lincoln, a splash of color and some security features aimed at thwarting counterfeiters.
Small, yellow “05” numerals are now printed to the left of Lincoln on the front and to the right of the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse. The Great Seal of the United States appears in purple to the right of Lincoln’s portrait.
The new fin also includes an enlarged “5” printed in high-contrast purple on the reverse’s lower right corner. Two distinct watermarks and other advanced security features make the bill more difficult to replicate.