Last winter, the iconic $100 bill was redesigned and updated with high-tech security measures. Take a look at some of the new features:
3-D Security Ribbon
The face of the new bill features a decorative blue stripe that shifts from small Liberty Bells to a “100” pattern when it’s tilted back and forth.
There’s an image of the Liberty Bell hidden in the copper-colored inkwell on the face of the new bill. Rotating the bill makes the bell appear and disappear.
Thanks to an elaborate printing process called “intaglio,” the ink that makes up Benjamin Franklin’s body is textured and raised.
The background color of the $100 bill is a distinctive pale blue.
The new bill features a large gold “100” to help those with visual impairments to recognize the denomination.
There are tiny words hidden around Franklin’s jacket collar and the quill in the background.