One historical character is getting a looser, more colorful look. Alexander Hamilton has now broken free from his oval on the new $10 bill. Treasury Secretary John Snow yesterday unveiled a redesigned 10 spot in front of the Statue of Liberty.


The bill now sports shades of orange, yellow and red and an image of Lady Liberty's torch. All these changes are aimed at foiling counterfeiters, and we'll find out how long that works after the new bill goes into circulation in early 2006.

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