New Currency This Fall (Yes With Dates Newer Than 2009…) w / New Lew Signature
After teasing by pundits and even President Barack Obama himself about his infamously Lew-py signature, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has reconfigured his official John Hancock and submitted it for printing on U.S. currency, and the new version was unveiled via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
The signature will begin appearing on bills this fall, the Treasury Department said, and will start with the $5 note. It takes about 18 weeks to implement the series change for each denomination, which includes manufacturing engraving plates with Mr. Lew’s new signature. New series happen whenever a note is redesigned or there is a change in signature by the Treasury secretary or U.S. Treasurer and the current process began as soon as Mr. Lew was confirmed.