On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve issued a press release announcing that the redesigned version of the $100 bill will be finally be placed into circulation on October 8, 2013. You can view more information on the new design and advanced security features on the official U.S. Currency website.
This note, which incorporates new security features such as a blue, 3-D security ribbon, will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate.
The new design for the $100 note was unveiled in 2010, but its introduction was postponed following an unexpected production delay. To ensure a smooth transition to the redesigned note when it begins circulating in October, the U.S. Currency Education Program is reaching out to businesses and consumers around the world to raise awareness about the new design and inform them about how to use its security features.
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