The Exchange : Get a sneak peek of the new $100 bill at the World's Fair of Money

Get a sneak peek of the new $100 bill at the World's Fair of Money

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.

 

100 Dollar

 

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 inkwell. 

 

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 counterfeits.

 

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.

 

100 Dollar Bill

Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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