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This Sept. 21, 2011, memo posted on the White House website shows then-Office of Management and Budget director Jack Lew's signature. 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 next are seven loopy scribbles, rendering his signature completely illegible. The treasury secretary’s signature is emblazoned in the lower right corner of U.S. dollar bills of all denominations. It remains to be seen whether President Barack Obama will make Lew change up his signature or if the Senate will make it a condition of his confirmation. (AP Photo/The White House)

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:58 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — 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, with a soft “J.” What follows are seven loopy scribbles, rendering his signature illegible. New York magazine labeled it “a Slinky that has lost its spring.”

The Treasury secretary's signature is emblazoned in the lower right corner of dollar bills of all denominations.

No word from the White House on whether President Obama asked Lew to clean up his signature before nominating him for the Treasury post.

 

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