It has been widely reported that the American $20 bill is the most counterfeited form of currency in history. Certainly the fact that the treasury has redesigned it twice in recent years would affirm that notion. However, that hasn’t seemed to work so far. I would like to offer this modest proposal to reform our currency:
The time has come to abolish the $20 bill entirely and replace it with a $25 bill. Besides the counterfeiting argument, it would serve two other valuable functions:
1) It would replace 3 bills (2 10’s and a 5), while a 20 merely replaces 2.
2) It would bring our paper currency denominations in line with our coin denominations — 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100. (We’ll ignore the $2 bill for this argument).
So, everyone, write your Senators and Representatives and tell ’em it’s time do dump the sawbuck, and give us the quarter-c note!