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 officers know how to check the new notes to confirm that they are genuine?
Law enforcement officials are integral in the fight against counterfeiting, and we want to make sure you are prepared. 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 simple way for officers to check the authenticity of notes.
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.
Do you know what to do if you encounter counterfeiting 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.
Stay tuned for the following updates from the U.S. Currency Education Program:
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