Counterfeiters around the world will now have to deal with a lot more security features when trying to duplicate a $100 bill. The new design incorporates a blue, 3-D security ribbon, which will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate, amongst other things. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
On April 24, 2013, the Federal Reserve announced the new $100 bill would enter circulation on October 8, 2013. The new design for the $100 note was unveiled in 2010, but its introduction was postponed following an unexpected production delay. To ensure a smooth transition to the redesigned note when it begins circulating in October, 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.