When Jack Lew’s name was up for President Barack Obama’s newest Treasury Secretary earlier this year, many pointed out that if he was confirmed, the signature at the bottom of all United States currency would look like a stretched-out Slinky. Or what happens to a paper straw when it gets wet and shrivels up. Or the icing on a Hostess treat.
After he was confirmed, Lew was immediately sent to treasury secretary finishing school where his handwriting evolved into an acceptable, doctor-like signature.
The new signature will be on all newly printed money starting this fall. Now it looks like this: