New US 100 Dollar Bill Unveiled
The United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke today unveiled a new $100 bill which will go on circulation by February 10, 2011.
The move is part of the government’s continuous efforts to fight counterfeit money circulation and the new 100 dollar bills is proof to that as it has new security features installed.
While the 6.5 billion or so $100 notes in circulation will still remain legal tender, the new bill will hopefully replace all the old bills in due time.
The new bill’s security features include a blue 3-D Security Ribbon on the front of the note that contains images of bells and 100s, which move and change from one to the other as you tilt the note.
Another security feature is the “Bell in the Inkwell” image that changes color from copper to green when the note is tilted, an effect that makes it appear and disappear within the inkwell.
The new design for the $100 note retains three effective security features from the previous design: the portrait watermark of Benjamin Franklin, the security thread, and the color-shifting numeral 100.