New $100 Bill With Added Security Features To Debut Tuesday [VIDEO]
Two years late, but the new $100 bill will make its debut Tuesday.
The bill’s delay has nothing to do with the government shutdown, since the Fed’s budget is not included in the current congressional appropriations stalemate.
The new bill has several features designed to make it easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. Those measures include a blue, 3-D security ribbon, color-shifting ink that changes from copper to green when you tilt the note.
The image of Benjamin Franklin will be the same as on the current bill, but like all the other newly designed currencies, it will no longer be surrounded by an dark oval. Except for the $1 and $2 bill, all U.S. paper currency has been redesigned in the last 10 years to combat counterfeiting.