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 cashiers know how to authenticate it to protect your business 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 simple and subtle 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

Does your staff rely on counterfeit detection pens to check notes?

Did you know that 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, which is why we recommend relying on security features such as the 3-D Security Ribbon, the Bell in the Inkwell, and the embedded security thread.

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