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The Bank of England's new 50-pound note will feature mathematician Alan Turing, honoring the code-breaker who helped lay the foundation for computer science. Bank of England hide caption

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Alan Turing, Computing Genius And WWII Hero, To Be On U.K.'s New 50-Pound Note

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A pile of newly minted $1 coins honoring former President Thomas Jefferson are unveiled by the U.S. Mint in Washington, D.C., in 2007. In a turnaround, congressional analysts are no longer recommending a phaseout of paper dollars in favor of a dollar coin. Jim Young/Reuters hide caption

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Government Watchdog Flips On Dollar Coin

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Pedestrians pass a building decorated with the Argentine national flag in Buenos Aires' financial district earlier this summer. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A banner depicting Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, at the central bank of Venezuela in Caracas in January. The bolivar has lost the vast majority of its value in just the last year. Federico Parra /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The redesigned U.S. $100 bills that went into circulation in 2013 incorporate technology that features several visual illusions, all designed to foil counterfeiters. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder To Fake

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European Union and U.K. Union Jack flags hang at a meeting for U.K. citizens living in Germany to discuss the implications of the proposed "Brexit" from the EU. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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