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Anticounterfeiting $100 Note

Officials from the Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve System and the Secret Service have unveiled the new design for the $100 note, complete with advanced technology to combat counterfeiting.

Among new security features in the redesigned note are a 3-D Security Ribbon and the so-called “Bell in the Inkwell.”

The blue Ribbon on the front of the bill contains images of bells and the number 100 that move and change as you tilt the note. The Bell in the Inkwell changes color from copper to green when the note is tilted, an effect that makes it seem to appear and disappear within a copper inkwell.

The new security features come after more than a decade of research.The new note will be issued on February 10th of 2011.

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