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New $10 Bill Debuts

One historical character is getting a looser, more colorful look: Alexander Hamilton has now broken free from his oval on the new $10 bill.

The redesigned 10-spot, unveiled Wednesday by Treasury Secretary John Snow, includes subtle shades of orange, yellow and red and is meant to be more difficult to counterfeit.

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