Thursday, 22 Apr, 2010 Current Events

Moving Images and 3D Effects Used in the New $100 Bill


Recently the US Treasury Department announced about the launch of a new $100 bill that features some interesting additional features, including moving images, 3D effects and changing colors. The banknote is the most advanced anti-counterfeit note ever printed in the history of the United States.

According to the department, the process of making the new $100 bill makes use of the most complex and innovative technology. During the printing process the bill is embedded with thousands of very small lenses to make a bright blue ribbon with a 3D effect on the banknote.

When tilting the note, one can observe the tiny bells along with small "100" insignias moving up-and-down and side-to-side. The bill also features a Liberty Bell found next to Benjamin Franklin, which in certain light seems to disappear. There are many other small changes in the new note. The department also decided to make a big gold "100" on the back of the bill for visually impaired.

It is worth mentioning that the new bill will go into circulation in February next year. Over the past 15 years the $100 bill suffered changes 3 times, being the most frequently redesigned US dollar note.

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