New US$100 bill has ink well, more colour, 3-D
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A glitzier, high-tech version of America's US$100 bill is rolling off the presses and headed for wallets soon.
Despite years of production-related delays, the updated US$100 bill has undergone a major makeover that includes a colour-changing ink well, 3-D security ribbon, and more texture on Benjamin Franklin's collar.
The new, more expensive bill is scheduled to enter circulation Oct 8 and also has a higher calling: It aims to fight back against counterfeiters by using better printers and technology.
The modifications will help people check for fake US$100s without going to a bank or using a blacklight, said Mr Michael Lambert, a deputy associate director at the Federal Reserve.