Pictures of the New $100 Bill

Posted by Madison on April 23, 2010

To celebrate the release of the new $100 bill, we’re giving away $100!

Images of the new $100 bill were released this week. The new 100 dollar bills will be issued on February 10, 2011.

Update: The Federal Reserve updated the new issue date to October 8, 2013. Production issues delayed the rollout.

Latest Update: A July 2013 letter from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing states there is another delay. The newly printed bills had too much ink applied, referred to as “mashing”. More than 30 million $100 bills will be destroyed.

What happens to your old $100 bills? No worries, they’re still valid and you don’t need to trade them in.

Picture of the New $100 Bill

The new 100 dollar bill shows phrases from the Declaration of Independence and the quill the Founding Fathers used to sign. Here is a picture of the new 100 dollar bill from the front:

Picture of the New 100 Dollar Bill

The back of the new 100 dollar bill has a new enlarged vignette of Independence Hall. It shows the back instead of the front of the building. Here is an image of the new 100 dollar bill from the back:

Image of New 100 Dollar Bill US

New $100 Bill

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has an educational website which includes all kinds of information, more than I ever needed to know, about our money and the new 100 dollar bill.

Did you know the $100 bill is the most widely circulated? I sure didn’t!

Security Features

Of course, the new 100 dollar bill has a few new security features to prevent counterfeiting. They include:

  • New: The Blue 3-D Security Ribbon on the front of the new $100 bill contains images of bells and 100s that move and change from one to the other as you tilt the note.
  • New: The Bell in the Inkwell changes color from copper to green when the note is tilted, an effect that makes it seem to appear and disappear within the copper inkwell.
  • Portrait watermark of Benjamin Franklin
  • Security thread
  • Color-shifting numeral 100

Now that you know what the new 100 dollar bill looks like, it’s time to make your money work harder.

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Comments to Pictures of the New $100 Bill

  1. Thanks for the information Madison! I don’t see many “Ben’s” and I’ve lived in Philly (area) for 50+ years.
    I wonder if it’s too late to have my first Holy Communion or a Bat Mitzvah? A Ben event without a groom since I’m not interested in sharing.


  2. That’s a strange looking note. it’s like the £20 notes we have in England now. they looked strange at first buy you get used to them.

    Richard |

  3. my gf was working as a cashier the other day and she received an old $100 bill. the marker didn’t react to the bill so she thought it was counterfeit…she took it to the bank and they immediately claimed it was in fact a real one. It was hard to tell since there were no discreet watermarks like the newer version you described has.


  4. Richard, the reason they look like your britsh note are becasue orange and light blue are the colors of the new world order. everything is moving to those colors. the are tribal colors and have physiological effects on people.

    Go ahead an laugh. Conspiracies are not real, everything is a coincidence, I love my Government, more fluoride please


    • Dan,

      Paranoia will destroya…LOL.


  5. I don’t care what it looks like as long as it spends! I actually save more money by NOT using cash (contrary to a lot of other people’s experiences), so I won’t see too many of these 🙂


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