Federal Reserve Releases New $100 Bills

Federal Reserve Releases New $100 Bills

The new $100 dollar bill has made its way into circulation in an attempt by the Federal Reserve to thwart counterfeiting. The new bill features a few new security measure that will make it harder to replicate.

Uptown Magazine highlights a few of the new features in the front of the bill.

  • A blue security ribbon that has tiny icons inside that shift from “100″ to little liberty bells when tilted
  • A color-changing bell inside of a copper inkwell
  • Raised printing along Benjamin Franklin’s shoulder

The back of the bill has also changed to include the image of Independence Hall and a larger denomination indicator. Three billion bills went into circulation.