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

Resources for the Gaming Industry


Recent Change in the Production of Federal Reserve Notes

A recent change has occurred in the production process of Federal Reserve notes. In order to increase efficiency, the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing is using equipment that allows Federal Reserve notes to be printed on larger sheets of paper. Find out more about the production changes and how they affect the $1 note in this video. For more information about this change, please visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.


If you suspect you have received a counterfeit note, contact your local police department or local U.S. Secret Service office. If you are outside of the United States, please contact the regional U.S. Secret Service field office that serves your country or local police.


Register to use the U.S. Secret Service’s US Dollars website to conduct a search of the U.S. Secret Service counterfeit note database and report suspect counterfeit notes.

Whether you work in a cage or as a slot attendant, you need to know about the security features in U.S. Currency. Although less than 1/100th of one percent of the value of all U.S. currency in circulation is reported counterfeit, the volume of currency passing through casinos raises the possibility of encountering a fake.A casino that receives counterfeit notes experiences a real economic loss. Therefore, the U.S. Government has prepared these resources to help those of you in the gaming industry to become knowledgeable about the security features of banknotes and to assist in your effort against counterfeiting.

Featured Materials More Materials

  • Training Presentation

    Training Presentation
    This presentation is designed to use while training cash-handling employees on the redesigned $100 note’s new security features and also provides an overview of the current-design $5, $10, $20, and $50 notes. The presentation is accompanied by a training script.

  • Education Resource Kit

    Education Resource Kit
    This kit includes a newsletter article, a quick reference guide, fact sheets, and more. These materials are ready for duplication or publication in your organization’s newsletter or on its website, to educate employees, customers, or members of your organization.

  • Multinote Booklet

    Multinote Booklet
    This 12-page booklet contains detailed information about the security and design features in the redesigned $100 note and those in the current-design $5, $10, $20, and $50 notes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will I start to see the new design $100 note in circulation?

    The new $100 note will begin circulating on October 8, 2013. Once it is issued, any commercial bank, savings and loan, or credit union that orders $100 notes from the Federal Reserve will have its order filled with the new design. Distance, demand, and the policies of individual financial institutions will be the deciding factors in how quickly redesigned $100 notes reach the public, both in the U.S. and in international markets.

  • I would like to prepare my employees for the introduction of the new $100 note. What are the best materials to use for employee training?

    The Multinote Booklet describes the security features in the redesigned $100 note, as well as in the $5, $10, $20 and $50 notes. The Brochure and Poster Combination can be hung in employee break rooms and locker rooms, so they can easily study and learn about the security features at their own pace. For group training, you can use the Training Video, which includes an animation that provides an up-close look at how the redesigned $100 note’s security features work. Check out the complete collection of training materials available for order or download and create your own “library” of materials that best meet your needs.

  • How do I determine if a banknote is genuine? Do counterfeit detection pens work?

    The best way to determine whether a banknote is genuine is to rely on the security features in the note. Counterfeit detection pens are not always accurate and may give you false results, which is why we recommend relying on security features such as the watermark and security thread. To learn about these and other security features in genuine U.S. currency, visit the U.S. Currency section of the website or explore the interactive notes.

    Additionally, the United States Secret Service provides the financial community with information on specific counterfeiting threats through their US Dollars website. You or a representative from your organization can register for access here.

  • What should I do if I think I have a counterfeit note?

    Details on what to do if you think you've received a counterfeit note, including a counterfeit note report form, can be found on the U.S. Secret Service's website.

  • I work in a low light area where it is very difficult to check the authenticity of notes. What do you suggest I look for to ensure that I have a genuine banknote?

    The security thread on the $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes offers a feature that is particularly helpful in authenticating the note in low-light environments. If you have a source of ultraviolet (UV) light near your work space, you can illuminate the notes and the security thread will glow blue ($5), orange ($10), green ($20), yellow ($50) or pink ($100).

    To learn more, visit the U.S. Currency section of the website or explore the interactive notes.

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