New 100 Dollar Bill: Photos, Details About New 100 Dolar Bill
The 100 Dollar Bill Is Getting a Makeover. Here are Details on the New 100 Dollar Bill
In the words of that great American philosopher P. Diddy, today is all About the Benjamins. The US Treasury Department is set to release on a new $100 bill, one that is supposed to be more secure and harder to counterfeit. The new $100 bill will feature a portrait of Ben Franklin, but it will also feature several new designs and security features devised to thwart counterfeiters?
What Does the New 100 Dollar Bill Look Like?
Pretty much like the old one. Although there are several features on the new 100 dollar bill.
The new $100 bill will feature a new blue security ribbon that will feature give a 3-D effect.
Next to Ben Franklin's portrait, there is an inkwell that changes color from copper to green when the bill is tilted. If you move the bill, a Liberty Bell appear and disappear inside the inkwell.
The 100 dollar bill is the last bill to undergo a makeover. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing began the process in 2003, adding bits of color to the $20 and $50, $10 and $5 bills. The $1 bill isn't getting a makeover.
Here's a statement from the U.S. Department of the Treasury the new 100 dollar bill:
“The new security features announced today come after more than a decade of research and development to protect our currency from counterfeiting. To ensure a seamless introduction of the new $100 note into the financial system, we will continue global public education of retailers, financial institutions and industry organizations to ensure that consumers and merchants are aware of the new security features,” said Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios."
When Will the New 100 Dollar Bill Go Into Circulation?
You can get your hands on a new $100 bill starting February 10, 2011.