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Pictures of the New $100 Bill

To celebrate the release of the new $100 bill, we’re giving away $100 [1]!

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:

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:

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 [2].