$100 Bill’s New Security-Enhanced Design To Be Put Into Circulation In October 2013

Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced that the redesigned version of the $100 bill will be finally be placed into circulation on October 8, 2013.

This note, which incorporates new security features such as a blue, 3-D security ribbon, will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate.

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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.

Published by Larry Fire

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One thought on “$100 Bill’s New Security-Enhanced Design To Be Put Into Circulation In October 2013

  1. This might seem silly, but won’t they just continue to counterfeit the old bills?!?

    I don’t recall the US making it a habit to recall old bills, so the old ones will still work. People still take my old $5s and $20s, right? If so, the longer that time goes by, people will forget what the older bills look like (and make it easier to pass them).

    I vacation in Costa Rica every so often (so I don’t exchange my money when I leave so that I’m good to go next time I arrive) and they’ve been replacing their currency with newer bills, BUT they take the old bills out of circulation. They ONLY give a few months to exchange at local banks and then you need to go to a central bank to exchange them. I was there once and had to go to a bank in the capital to exchange them, I think I even had to show ID. At the time I was only 30 minutes from there, I’m not sure what would have happened if I’d been in a different part of the country. I knew some people that live there much of the year, they hadn’t heard about it before they left in May or June and when they came back in November they were surprised to find out the ca$h wasn’t any good any more!

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