Tomorrow the new $100 bill will go into circulation. Today Michael Lambert, a Deputy Associate Director at the Federal Reserve Board, announced on newmoney.gov that the new redesigned $100 note will be issued tomorrow. According to newmoney.gov, website affiliated with U.S. institutions: Federal Reserve, Secret Service and Treasury Department, new security features will include a bell in the inkwell and 3D security ribbon. The $100 bill was last redesigned in 1996.
When the public will see the new $100 note is determined by distance, demand and policies of financial institutions. Old $100 bills do not need traded in for the new ones as all U.S. currency currently in circulation will remain recognized. Once they return to the Federal Reserve, they will be destroyed. The $100 bill is the most widely counterfeited note outside the U.S so 2 additional security features were incorporated into the note to verify if it is real.
3-D Security Ribbon: A blue ribbon on the front of the $100 note with images of bells and 100s.
- Tilt the note back and forth while focusing on the blue ribbon. You will see the bells change to 100s as they move.
-When you tilt the note back and forth, the bells and 100s move side to side. If you tilt it side to side, they move up and down.
-The ribbon is woven into the paper, not printed on it.
Bell in the Inkwell: A color-shifting bell, inside a copper inkwell, on the front of the note.
-The inkwell and bell are both copper until you move the $100 note. Tilt it to see the bell change from copper to green, an effect which makes the bell seem to appear and disappear within the inkwell.
The Federal Reserve currently issues notes of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100