Re-imagined $100 U.S. Bill Brings Enhanced Security Features

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I am sure that many of you are aware of what a U.S. 100 Dollar bill looks like. Today the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that they will be updating the look of the $100 bill, to give this currency a great new look. You wont start to see these new bill in circulation until October 8th.

I find it interesting how the Federal Reserve does announcements every time they plan to release a new currency note and this time they seem to be making it look even more like funny money.

Over the years the Federal Reserve has updated bills, more and moor giving U.S. Currency new looks. But now, they “enhance the security” measures to prevent counterfeiting. Claiming that it will only take a second to check a bill, though it only took a second before for anyone who dealt with money on a daily basis, it will be easier for the noobs to figure it out.

Two new ways to tell that you have a new $100 bill would be to see that they have introduced a “3-D Security Ribbon” as well as a “Bell in the Inkwell” though this new bill looks entirely different, you can tell it is still the same $100 that Americans are still using today. Still featuring Benjamin Franklin on the face, and Independence Hall on the back.

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There have been so many changes to the new bill, it is surprising that they didn’t add RFID chips to track each and every individual bill.

New Changes include

  • Blue 3-D Security Ribbon
  • Bell in the Inkwell
  • Color-Shifting 100
  • Raised Printing
  • Gold 100
  • Microprinting
  • FW indicator

I feel this new bill has been beautifully redesigned, bringing the famous “Benjamin” a new life.

To find out more about the new bill, check out You will be able to see some of the awesome new features, and how they were able to implement new technologies into making this new $100 Bill. You could also check out the new “Interactive Note” which allows you to see the new features and how to check a new bill to make sure that it is legit! Also, if you handle U.S. currency on a daily basis, you might want to check out this Link.

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