The US Treasury Department released a new hi-tech $100 dollar bill today that they hope will help to fight anti-counterfeiting measures. The last time a new $100 bill was released was in 1996.
The US Treasury made changes to the $100 bill for anti-counterfeiting measures, and several other bills are being changed as well. The new features include new watermarks and embedded security thread, according to MyStateLine.com
The Treasury Department held a ceremony to unveil the new bill this morning; the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Benjamin Franklin still appears on the bill, but now shares his space with a Liberty Bell that disappears. When the bill is moved, the objects on it appear to move as well.
The new bill will be put into US circulation (including Utah) on February 10, 2011. This will give the government time to educate the public on how the new $100 bill works.
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Sources: CBS News and MyStateLine.com
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