Those attending the World's Fair of Money Aug. 13-17 will get a
sneak peak at the new $100 bill. The United States Treasury's
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will include it in its
"Billion Dollar Display."
The bill's design was originally unveiled in 2010, however, due
to an unexpected production delay the introduction was pushed back.
The new bill is set to begin circulating Oct. 8, 2013. Two new
security features stand out on the bill. One of those security
features is the 3-D security ribbon; uniquely, the ribbon is woven
into the paper, not printed onto it. To use the ribbon to
distinguish a genuine note from a counterfeit, tilt the note back
and forth while focusing on the blue ribbon. The viewer will see
the bells change to 100's as they move. Titling the note back and
forth, the bells and
100s also move side to side. Lastly, tilting it side to side, the
bells move up and down.
The second new security feature is the
bell in the Inkwell. When one tilts the note they will see the
color-shifting bell change from copper to green, which makes it
seem as though the bell is appearing and disappearing within the
Security features used on notes in the past such as the portrait
watermark and security thread will also be features in the new $100
bills. With the combination of security features, the hope is it
will only take a few seconds to identify genuine notes from
The U.S. Currency Education Program wants to create a smooth
transition to the new redesigned notes when it starts circulating
in October. Therefore, they are reaching out to businesses and
consumers around the globe
to raise awareness of the new bill and inform them about how to
utilize its security features.
Visit the U.S. Treasury Area at booth #143-A during the World's
Fair of Money to get an early look at this new bill. This is just
one of the many exciting attractions that will be at the
World's Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill.