Treasury plays a very dangerous game when they monkey with the cosmetics of the paper currency. The current designs are iconic after being around for generations. To coin a Roman analogy, if the temple of the Divine Jackson can suddenly be razed and replaced with new gods from a different culture -- doesn't this call into question the very authenticity of state-conferred divinity?Most people may not understand monetary theory, but everyone understands metaphor. A currency that can be altered arbitrarily is not money. True money is unchanging. Not to put too fine a point on it, but gold and silver remain fixed on the periodic table regardless of human conceits.
"gold and silver remain fixed on the periodic table regardless of human conceits."Well said.
Ghm... I fail to see what's wrong with funny money looking exactly the part: the funny green-colored pieces of paper signifying pretty much nothing other than a madness of the crowd.