The story

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday began circulating a redesigned $5 bill. The first transaction was at a gift shop near President Lincoln's summer cottage overlooking Washington.

The recently renovated cottage was selected as the backdrop for the unveiling of the new bill because Lincoln's image remains on the front.

Perhaps the quickest way to spot the new bill is the large, purple numeral "5" on the back of the note's lower right. Read full article »

CNN's Paul Courson contributed to the report.

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