October 14, 2013

High-tech update makes $100 bill harder to fake


FORT WORTH, Texas — A glitzier, high-tech version of America’s $100 bill is rolling off the presses and headed for wallets soon.

Despite years of production-related delays, the updated $100 bill has undergone a major makeover that includes a color-changing inkwell, 3-D security ribbon and more texture on Benjamin Franklin’s collar.

 The new, more expensive C-note is scheduled to enter circulation on Oct. 8, and it also has a higher calling: It aims to fight back against counterfeiters by using better printers and technology.

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