The new 100 dollar bill began circulating on October 8, 2013, the Federal Reserve already released a public announcement early as April of this year. The new 100 dollar bill is technology enhanced for better security.
New 100 dollar bill features like having the 3D security ribbon, a vibrant copper-colored inkwell and many more. Know its features, know it’s real, for public security guide, below this post is the new 100 dollar bill details provided by the Federal Reserve.
The existing 100 dollar bill ($100) is still remain a legally tender note. Consumers and businesses do not have to trade in older $100 notes for the new 100 dollar bill. As stated by the Federal Reserve, the current $100 dollar bill remain legal tender, and will not be recalled, demonetized, or devalued.
“The 3-D security ribbon is magic. It is made up of hundreds of thousands of micro-lenses in each note. This is the most complex note the United States has ever produced,” stated by Larry Felix, Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Below are the details provided by the Federal Revenue for the new 100 dollar public safety guide.
1. Portrait Watermark
Hold the note to light and look for a faint image of Benjamin Franklin in the blank space to the right of the portrait.
2. Security Thread
Hold the note to light to see an embedded thread running vertically to the left of the portrait. The thread is imprinted with the letters USA and the numeral 100 in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note. The thread glows pink when illuminated by ultraviolet light.
3. Color-Shifting 100
Tilt the note to see the numeral 100 in the lower right corner of the front of the note shift from copper to green.
4. Raised Printing
Move your finger up and down Benjamin Franklin’s shoulder on the left side of the note. It should feel
rough to the touch, a result of the enhanced intaglio printing process used to create the image. Traditional raised printing can be felt throughout the $100 note, and gives genuine U.S. currency its distinctive texture.
5. Gold 100
Look for a large gold numeral 100 on the back of the note. It helps those with visual impairments distinguish the denomination.
Look carefully to see the small printed words which appear on Benjamin Franklin’s jacket collar, around the blank space containing the portrait watermark, along the golden quill, and in the note borders.
FW Indicator (not shown here)The redesigned $100 notes printed in Fort Worth, Texas, will have a small FW in the top left corner on the front of the note to the right of the numeral 100. If a note does not have an FW indicator, it was printed in Washington, D.C.
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