U.S. Announced New Money Design 100 Dollar

A year ago, the Government of the United States (U.S.) announced the issuance of new paper money denominations of $ 100. The money was widely circulated in February 2011.

Embassy U.S.A in Jakarta, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, revealed that the new design was designed by the Ministry of Finance in cooperation with the Central Bank (the Fed) and Secret Service. Equipped with advanced technology to prevent counterfeiting, the new $ 100 denomination design retains the traditional appearance of U.S. currency.

"As in the designs of the U.S. currency earlier, these new fragments using best current technology to ensure we stay ahead of counterfeiters," said Finance Minister Tim Geithner.

Fragments of 100 dollar with a new design is starting issued on February 10, 2011. However, approximately 6.5 billion pieces of 100 dollars with the old design that is in circulation at this time can still be used as legal tender.

"The U.S. currency users should know that they do not have to exchange their old $ 100 denominations, when the new denomination began circulated," said Governor of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke.

The new money design of 100 dollar has various security features, including two new features of the Ribbon Security Three Dimensions and features Bell in the Inkwell. Both are easy for consumers and traders to ensure the authenticity of a floating currency.

Although only 1/100 of 1 percent of the total amount of U.S. currency in circulation is reported as counterfeit money, a sheet of 100 dollars is a fraction of the most widely used and most frequently counterfeited outside the U.S.