new 100 dollar bill redesign: “Know Its Features So You Can Know It’s Real”
The U.S Government has unveiled a new makeover for the $100 note, which is equipped with newer technology to prevent counterfeiting. This looks like a technical upgrade, not the full redesign many have been hoping for.
“…The blue 3-D Security Ribbon on the front of the new $100 note contains images of bells and 100s that move and change from one to the other as you tilt the note. The Bell in the Inkwell on the front of the note is another new security feature. The bell changes color from copper to green when the note is tilted, an effect that makes it seem to appear and disappear within the copper inkwell…
The back of the note has a new vignette of Independence Hall featuring the rear, rather than the front, of the building. Both the vignette on the back of the note and the portrait on the front have been enlarged, and the oval that previously appeared around both images has been removed…” —via press release
The United States Department of the Treasury has put together an “animated tutorial” and a video to get a better look at some of the new enhancements figured into the redesign. The new bills will not be put into circulation until February 10, 2011.