The Barack Obama Dollar Bill (PHOTOS)

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United States currency hasn’t changed much since 1929. It was that year that the $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills became the standard forms of currency in banks and wallets across America. Sure, we saw slight changes to the green paper money throughout the years but those changes were made simply to secure the currency from counterfeits. With the European continent adoption of a modern, universal dollar across all countries and recent economic hurdles the American economy has been through it seems that our dollars could use a little touch up.

That’s where the Dollar ReDe$ign Project comes in. The Dollar ReDe$ign Project hopes to bring about change for everyone. It seeks to rebrand the US Dollar, rebuild financial confidence and revive our failing economy. The DRP is an online free contest open to designers all over the world. Currently, the leader in the competition is Dowling Duncan–a graphic design studio with offices in San Francisco, CA and the United Kingdom. In their version of the new American currency, current US President Barack Obama is featured on the $1 dollar bill. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DOWLING DUNCAN BILLS NEXT!

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In addition to the cold, hard cash for all your spending pleasures, these new bills also provide both the consumer and the receiver a little American history lesson. You may notice that all of these dollar bills are vertical instead of the current horizontal format. According to Dowling Duncan, people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.

NEXT: C.R.E.A.M. 

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$1 – The first African American president

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$5 – The five biggest native American tribes

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$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution

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$20 – 20th Century America

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