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    Default Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    While I was hoping to see a fountain pen, the task requires an extra fine line, I guess ...

    https://thehill.com/policy/finance/5...paper-currency
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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    That is a great disappointment. Perhaps she had to do it really quickly with no time to find a fountain pen?
    But thank you for sharing BWFP.
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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    She went to my high school, long before me, back when students might have used fountain pens. But who knows.

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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    I cannot trust anyone, especially at her age, wearing an I-watch or whatever they are called. She should have been wearing a mechanical watch or, given her lack of sophistication, a quartz watch. One could only hope she would have used a fountain pen but I suspect there is some rule about using a ball point to sign one's name for future currency.
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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    For anyone curious about her signature, the Government is going to be printing and handing out trillions of copies. We each get a stack whether we need it or not. Should stimulate fountain pen sales.

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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    I am saving my stack of copies to pay for the eventual increase in taxes.

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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    Secretary Lew used a ballpoint pen.

    Here are some more samples from other Treasury Secretaries

    After my French test next week, I think I'll put one of my fountain pens to paper and send her a letter asking why she didn't use a fountain pen.
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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    Or, perhaps the signature block is too small for the flourishing signatures we make with fountain pens.

    Maybe a technical requirement about reflectivity and scanning.
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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    Quote Originally Posted by Roe D Hym View Post
    I cannot trust anyone, especially at her age, wearing an I-watch or whatever they are called. She should have been wearing a mechanical watch or, given her lack of sophistication, a quartz watch. One could only hope she would have used a fountain pen but I suspect there is some rule about using a ball point to sign one's name for future currency.
    Absurd. She was valedictorian and editor of the school paper at her enormous Brooklyn HS, phi beta kappa at Brown, a Yale PhD and a prof at Berkeley. Not to mention Fed Chair and Treasury secretary. I think she knows the score. Even without a Rolex or whatever you were hoping to see on her wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattleite View Post
    For anyone curious about her signature, the Government is going to be printing and handing out trillions of copies. We each get a stack whether we need it or not. Should stimulate fountain pen sales.

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    For anyone curious about her signature, the Government is going to be printing and handing out trillions of copies. We each get a stack whether we need it or not. Should stimulate fountain pen sales.

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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

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    I cannot trust anyone, especially at her age, wearing an I-watch or whatever they are called. She should have been wearing a mechanical watch or, given her lack of sophistication, a quartz watch. One could only hope she would have used a fountain pen but I suspect there is some rule about using a ball point to sign one's name for future currency.
    Absurd. She was valedictorian and editor of the school paper at her enormous Brooklyn HS, phi beta kappa at Brown, a Yale PhD and a prof at Berkeley. Not to mention Fed Chair and Treasury secretary. I think she knows the score. Even without a Rolex or whatever you were hoping to see on her wrist.
    Absurd? People can write with text machines, computers, ball point pens and roller ball pens; the latter two can be purchased for about $1 each. Why would anyone spend hundreds of dollars for a fountain pen and use such an antiquated device? This is a fountain pen forum and we promote the use of fountain pens. In watch forums we promote mechanical watches. Fountain pens and mechanical watches may seem antiquated but yet many prefer them over such things as BIC pens and I-watches.
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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    To produce the best exemplar possible to reproduce signatures, wouldn't you expect the engravers to specify and provide the writing instrument, the ink and the surface? I doubt her general writing preferences entered into it.

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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    I doubt anybody cares, except here.

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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    Quote Originally Posted by Roe D Hym View Post
    I cannot trust anyone, especially at her age, wearing an I-watch or whatever they are called. She should have been wearing a mechanical watch or, given her lack of sophistication, a quartz watch. One could only hope she would have used a fountain pen but I suspect there is some rule about using a ball point to sign one's name for future currency.
    I will not wear any watch other than a smart watch that has it's own independent SIM card and phone line. I'd have to be an utter fool not to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    I doubt anybody cares, except here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roe D Hym View Post
    I cannot trust anyone, especially at her age, wearing an I-watch or whatever they are called. She should have been wearing a mechanical watch or, given her lack of sophistication, a quartz watch. One could only hope she would have used a fountain pen but I suspect there is some rule about using a ball point to sign one's name for future currency.
    Lack of sophistication indeed! Graduate of Brown; Yale Ph.D. Instructor at Harvard & Berkeley. Dr. Yellen is the ONLY person in history to have headed the White House Council of Economic Advisors, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury Department. What an unsophisticated individual.

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    Default Re: Treasury Secretary Yellen provides signature for new paper currency

    Barry, you are equating education with sophistication and i was equating wearing a mechanical watch with sophistication. I made the assumption that folks who use fountain pens would be of the same mindset of those who wear mechanical watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roe D Hym View Post
    Barry, you are equating education with sophistication and i was equating wearing a mechanical watch with sophistication. I made the assumption that folks who use fountain pens would be of the same mindset of those who wear mechanical watches.
    But some of us have moved on away from mechanical watches towards watches that are far more accurate and also perform functions mechanical watches could only dream of.

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