The U.S. Treasury refreshes its currency every once in a while to stay a step ahead of counterfeiters, and this time they’re refreshing the $100 bill. The new bill will contain a security feature called Motion, where each bill will contain up to 650,000 microlenses embedded in the printing which will allow for an underlying image to shift when the bill is moved. Yep, good old Benjamin Franklin is getting a facelift and here it is.
Highlights of the new bill:
– 3-D Security Ribbon
– Bell in the inkwell. When you move the note, the bell changes color from copper to green.
– Portrait watermark
– Security Thread
– Color-shifting “100″
– The new note will be issued on February 10, 2011.