Lew's Loopy Signature May End Up on Dollar Bills
The treasury secretary's signature is emblazoned in the lower right corner of U.S. dollar bills of all denominations. Obama jokes Lew has assured him he'll "make one letter legible"
Published at 6:59 AM EST on Jan 10, 2013 | Updated at 11:11 PM EST on Jan 10, 2013
Jack Lew's nomination for treasury secretary means a new signature could soon be coming to the dollar bill.
Not that you'll be able to read it.
Lew's signature starts off promising enough, with a soft "J." But what follows are seven loopy scribbles, rendering his signature illegible.
The treasury secretary's signature is emblazoned in the lower right corner of U.S. dollar bills of all denominations.
Obama joked Thursday that Lew's nomination nearly fell through because of the loopy John Hancock.
He said he had never noticed the signature until it made the press.
"Jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency," Obama said.
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