For a decade now the US Federal Reserve has been redesigning the US’s currency under a program called the “New Color of Money”. This effort culminated today with the release of the 100 dollar bill.

 

For a decade now the US Federal Reserve has been redesigning the US’s currency under a program called the “New Color of Money”. This effort culminated today with the release of the 100 dollar bill.
The new $10, $20, and $50 notes have been in circulation for years. However, the Federal Reserve had to take its time making the $100 note the most secure bill of the lot due to its significance. Half of the produced $100 notes circulate outside the United States.

Among the new features is a 3D ribbon that imparts a number of visual effects to the note as it is moved in different directions. The face of the $100 note also contains a color changing  copper inkwell feature. Embedded in this inkwell is an image of a bell. As the bill is tilted the burnt-orange inkwell transforms to a green color making the interior bell appear and disappear.
They have also added raised printing, watermarks, and serial numbers.

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