The new $100 bill has arrived at your bank and it makes its debut today, Tuesday, Oct. 8. These new $100 bills were originally due out in 2011, but the extensive security measures weaved throughout the bill caused the currency to crease during the printing process resulting in various blank spots on the bill, according to CNN Money, on Oct 7.
These new $100 bills have all the latest bells and whistles needed for security in a world where printing paper money is an easy feat for counterfeiters on any one of the new elaborate printers on the market today. With a new 3-D ribbon and color shifting ink, imitating a new Benjamin Franklin is almost impossible. Almost three years after the original launch date, the bills are ready to head out to the masses today!
Did you know that the $100 bill is actually the second most common bill in circulation today? It is second only to the $1 bill, with the $20 bill a very close third. All paper currency has been redesigned for security in the last decade, except for the $1 and $2 bills.
More exciting news come with the new $100 bills today. There will be some of these bills that are worth up to $15,000. How is that possible you ask with the denomination clearly printed on the bill as $100?
This new batch of bills comes as a real treat to people who collect paper money. Collectors are looking for “fancy numbers,” which was reported on "Good Morning America" a few weeks back. Low serial numbered bills such as 00000001, 00000002, 00000003, etc… can be worth a bundle.
All the same number in the serial number such as 88888888, is also highly sought after and folks are willing to pay to own that bill. The same four digits repeated such as, 45934592 is another type of serial number that is highly sought after.
Consecutive numbers such as 23456789 frontwards or backwards are also a serial number collectors look for. With the launch of the new crisp $100 bills, now is the time to look for those fancy serial numbers while the bills are still in pristine condition.
CoolSerialNumber.com offers an up-to-date want list that offers all the serial numbers that collectors are looking for today. If you work in a business that deals with cash, it can’t hurt to glance at serial numbers of bills to see if you just happen to have a fancy serial numbered bill. It is not just the $100 bills that are sought after, there are collectors for all denominations of bills.