Technology enhanced $100 note for better security

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The new $100 bill is technology enhanced for better security, the Federal Reserve already announce the new cool features of $100 note including the 3D security ribbon. Before ending up in a monkey business it’s now your business concern, to know its features, to know it’s real.

New $100 note

The new $100 note. Image Credit: U.S. currency website

Few months from now you will started to receive or the ATM’s will dispense the redesigned $100 note and to be exact Federal Reserve stated that the new U.S. currency will begin to circulate on October 8, 2013.

The technology enhanced $100 bill which includes better security features that will difficult to counterfeit but much easier for the community to authenticate. Advanced security features such as 3-D Security Ribbon and the Bell in the Inkwell.

Aside from those two new features of $100 note, below are the details provided by the Federal Revenue.

The new $100 bill

The new $100 note. Image Credit: U.S. currency website

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.

6. Microprinting
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.

Some other highly effective features are also included in other U.S. denominations, such as the portrait watermark and security thread.

On Federal Revenue press release, the U.S. Currency Education Program is reaching out to businesses and consumers around the world to raise awareness about the new design and inform them about how to use its security features.

They also added that it is not necessary to trade in your old-design notes for new ones. All U.S. currency remains legal tender, regardless of when it was issued. To explore interactively the new $100 note and other U.S. currency click here. For more details and educational material click here or visit U.S. currency website here.

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