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The New $100 Note. Know Its Features. Know It's Real.

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Hundreds of millions of dollars circulate in casinos every day – much of it in $100 notes. As a result, the gaming industry and its employees play an important role in the fight against counterfeiting. The United States Secret Service works closely with the gaming industry to protect U.S. currency and businesses. Although less than 1/100th of one percent of the value of all U.S. currency in circulation is reported counterfeit, the increasing volume of currency passing through casinos raises the possibility of encountering a fake. Therefore, the U.S. government wants to be sure this industry is well-prepared for the new $100 note before it begins circulating.


Make sure any equipment that accepts $100 notes is updated so it will correctly authenticate and accept the new $100 note design when it is issued. The U.S. government works closely with manufacturers of cash-accepting equipment to ensure they have the information and time they need to prepare for the new $100 notes before they begin circulating.

Whether you work in a cage or as a slot attendant, you need to know about the new $100 note and its security features.

The redesigned $100 note is the latest denomination of U.S. currency to be redesigned with enhanced security features.

Over a decade of research and development went into the new $100 note's security features. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with its two new advanced security features, and to reacquaint yourself with other features that may already be familiar to you, so you can easily spot a fake.

We hope you check this page often to get the latest information about the new $100 note.

Tips of the Trade

  • Q: On the new $100 note, where are the face plate number and check letter quadrant number located? Jason V., Security Supervisor, Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Tampa, FL
    A: The new $100 note includes numbers and letters which provide information about the printing plate used to manufacture each note. The image below details these locations.
    Face Plate Number
  • Q: I am interested in posters that show and describe the details of currency. Can you send me any information? Salina D., Student Store Manager, Bakersfield, CA
    A: There are numerous education materials available to download highlighting the security and design features of U.S. currency. For example, the multinote poster features the redesigned $100 note and provides information on other redesigned U.S. currency. Be sure to check out the complete collection of training materials by denomination where you can create your own "library" of currency training resources.
  • Q: We have our fair share of bad bills coming through, so I am interested in training our employees about currency. We are in NYC and have about 150 employees. Kenneth C., Director of Human Services, New York, NY
    A: The U.S. government encourages businesses that handle cash to train their employees about the security and design features in the redesigned $100 note before it begins circulating. We want people to know its features so they can know it's real.

    You can visit our website for a complete collection of training materials by denomination, which are designed to educate cash handlers about the security and design features in U.S. currency. Print and digital resources are available and can be used for either individual or group trainings.
  • Q: Is there a program that reimburses the retail business for the forged money they received? If so, how would we go taking the proper steps to receive reimbursement? Wissam M., Walgreens Corp., Cleveland, OH
    A: If a business ends up with a counterfeit note, it will lose that money. A counterfeit note cannot be exchanged for a genuine one, and it is illegal to knowingly pass counterfeit currency. Therefore, there is an incentive for businesses that handle cash to train their employees about the security and design features in genuine U.S. currency.

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