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

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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 the 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.


Register to use the U.S. Dollars website to learn more about the genuine features of U.S. currency and to conduct a search of the U.S. Secret Service counterfeit note database.

Protecting and maintaining confidence in U.S. currency requires a combination of effective law enforcement, public education, and security features. The more people know about the security features in U.S. currency, the tougher it is for counterfeiters to be successful. Use these resources 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 redesigned $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.

  • Who do I call if we have counterfeit activity?

    Police officials inside the United States should contact their nearest U.S. Secret Service field office. For police officials outside the United States, please contact the U.S. Secret Service field office in your region.

  • Where can I get training materials designed for law enforcement?

    There are numerous training materials available to order or download highlighting the security and design features of U.S. currency.

    For additional information and training materials, police officials can visit the U.S. Secret Service website or contact their nearest U.S. Secret Service field office.

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