Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Hard Currency

The Bank of Mexico is about to release the most sophisticated piece of technology ever produced in Mexico: the new, counterfeit-proof 20 peso bill. This baby has more security features than a Pemex pipeline (an admittedly low bar, but still) - microtext, water marks, see-though windows, pieces that change color. Benito Juarez was never this well-protected when he was actually president! If this thing were any more souped-up, robots from the future would come to destroy it. It'll be a cold day in Querétaro before counterfeit 20s start hitting the streets.

The other thing that might prevent counterfeiting is the fact that 20 pesos is worth about a buck-eighty.

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