Www.newmoney.gov is the website to learn about the new $100 note security and design features. This website is brought to you by several US government agencies, including the US Secret Service, the Federal Reserve Board, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the Department of the Treasury.
The new $100 note is not in circulation yet, even though the new design has been unveiled more than one year ago. The current $100 note will be replaced by the new note some time in the future, but the exact date is unknown to the public. This is because the date on which the new $100 notes will be issued has not been announced yet by the Federal Reserve. Why does it take the Federal Reserve so long to put these notes into circulation, especially since they have unveiled its design in April 2010. According to the progress update video on newmoney.gov, there is an issue associated with the production of the new notes at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where US currency is printed. This production problem is the reason why the new $100 bills will be issued later. When will new $100 notes be available in circulation? If you are curious about the answer to this question, you can sign up at the Newmoney website to get email updates regularly.
To prevent counterfeiting, all US currency comes with security features. For instance, the current $100 note is protected by the portrait watermark and several other features. The upcoming one hundried dollar bill comes with 2 new security features, which will further help to deal with the counterfeiting problem. The two new security features incorporated into the $100 notes include the 3-D security ribbon and the bell in the inkwell. Besides these enhanced features, several other features are also available such as color-shifting, the security thread, raised printing and more. If you want to learn how to tell if a $100 note is real or counterfeited by using these security features, you should visit www.newmoney.gov, a US currency educational website. On the site, you will learn what these features look like on the note and where to find them. They also have a demonstration to show you how the $100 note should look like in back light and under UV light. The interactive program even allows you to magnify, flip and tilt the demo note so that you will know how it looks in different angles. Before visiting the website, I did not realize there are so many features on the note that can help me determine whether a bill is real or counterfeit. If you deal regularly with cash, these are very important lessons.