100 Dollar Note

The Redesigned $100 Note

Know Its Features. Know It's Real.

June 4, 2013

In our last communication, we announced that the redesigned $100 note will begin circulating on October 8, 2013. Will your staff know how to authenticate it to protect your organization from financial loss?

We've added two new security features to the redesigned $100 note, the 3-D Security Ribbon and the Bell in the Inkwell. Both of these features can be found on the front of the note and offer a quick way for cash handlers to check that the note is real.

In addition to the two new security features, three highly effective security features from previous designs have been enhanced and retained in the redesigned $100 note: the portrait watermark, the embedded security thread, and the color-shifting 100.

To see these and other security features in action, you can explore the Interactive Note.

Security Features

Do you ever have difficulty checking notes in low-light areas?

The embedded security thread in the redesigned $100 notes glows pink under an ultraviolet (UV) light source, a particularly helpful feature for authenticating the note in low-light environments.

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