New $100 Bill Delayed Because of Folding Problem [Video]

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New $100 Bill Front and Back

With a video that will make all Americans rise up and volunteer to send more $100 bills to Washington, a new $100 bill was going to be be introduced in 2011.

Until the paper that the bills was to be printed on caused problems during the printing process.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which prints U.S. currency, identified a problem with sporadic creasing of the paper during printing and will delay the planned 2011 introduction.

The Treasury Department released the new designs in April.

In a press release the Treasury Department highlighted some of the changes:

  • The redesigned bills feature advanced technology to combat counterfeiting
  • blue, three-dimension security ribbon on the front of the bill
  • Images of bells and 100s move and change from one to the other as you tilt the note
  • Additionally, a bell in an inkwell on the front changes color and seems to appear and disappear when you tilt it
  • new $100 bill  also features phrases from the Declaration of Independence and an image of the quill the Founding Fathers used to sign it
  • back now shows the back of Independence Hall
  • The image and Franklin’s portrait on the front also are larger
  • no longer an oval around those images

Six and a half billion bills with the previous design remain in circulation as legal tender.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is working to resolve the creasing problem with the new bills, and the Federal Reserve Board will announce a new issue date for the redesigned $100 note as soon as possible.

Now put your hand over your heart and stand to welcome the new $100 bill and try not to fold or crease.

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