Franklin $100 Bill Has New Security Features, Including Gold Ink Well with Green Bell


CNN’s Tom Foreman reports on the new $100 bill, which is supposed to be more difficult to counterfeit.

Problems with security features initially caused creases and blank areas on malformed $100 bills.

Features
A gold ink well with a bell inside with gold colors-shifting to green — the bell pops up in green.

Ben Franklin’s collar has tiny writing that says The United States of America.

3D type of bluish ribbon with the number 100 and shifting views, and a ribbon that glows with ultraviolet light.

There is a blank space on the back side.

The $100 bill is most popular around the world after the $1 dollar bill. One-half and two-third of all the $100 bills are believed to be held overseas. If you had all them, you could by Apple, Inc. for $430 billion.


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