Ben Franklin always looksmahvelous, but never better than when he's on that $100 bill in your wallet or pocketbook.
Ben is looking especially dapper these days on the new $100 bill, distributed Tuesday in spite of the partial shutdown of the good old USA government.
The $100 bill got its first extreme makeover since 1996, and it's colorful and Ben's head is bigger — literally, not figuratively, since Ben is, you know, deceased.
So have you seen one of the new bills yet?
Bank orders for the new bills were filled on Tuesday, but you're not likely to pick up one around town unless you made a trip to the bank. (We have to go across town now that U.S. Bank has closed its East Side branch in Geneva. [Boo.] )
If you're a fiscal conservative, the new bills might not look quite so pretty once you hear — this is courtesy of nbcnews.com — that the Fed's printing budget is up 7 percent this year, mostly because of the C-notes which cost 8 cents each to print.
Let us know in the poll what you think of the new bills. And add a comment, too, if you're so inclined.