The Treasury Department unveiled a new design for the $100 bill today. Naturally, this was big news for the two main hundred-dollar-bill-using groups: drug dealers who stick them in suitcases, and aunts who put them in graduation cards.
The new bill looks like this:
This press release details all the features, but the most noticeable changes are as follows:
- Addition of blue 3D security ribbon on front of bill
- "Bell in the Inkwell" graphic that changes color when bill is tinted
- A random-ass quill pen, because THAT'S WHAT OLD TIME PEOPLE USED TO WRITE THINGS WITH
The features of the new Benjamin are also detailed in this extremely over-dramatic YouTube clip, which I sort of love.
Basically, the new bill contains every available anti-counterfeiting technology they could throw on there, minus a watermark "Just try and counterfeit this, bitch" speech bubble coming out of Franklin's mouth. That's coming in 2011.