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The redesigned $100 note began circulating on October 8, 2013. This note, which incorporates new security features, will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. The 3-D Security Ribbon that is woven into the paper and the Bell in the Inkwell were developed for the $100 note because they are technologically advanced, but also quick and easy to use in day-to-day transactions. Several highly effective features were also retained from the previous design, including the portrait watermark, the security thread, and the color-shifting numeral 100.

To learn more about the new-design $100 note and to obtain training and educational materials, visit the U.S. currency education website at

The New $100 Note. Unveiled. Learn more at

Our Role

As the issuing authority for all Federal Reserve Notes, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has a wide range of responsibilities related to paper money, from ensuring an adequate supply to protecting and maintaining confidence in our currency. Together with our partners at the Treasury Department, its Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the United States Secret Service, we continuously monitor the counterfeiting threats for each denomination and make redesign decisions based on these threats.

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Last update: April 24, 2013