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New $100 Bills Finally Hit The Street
The Federal Reserve begins circulating a brand new hundred-dollar bill today. The hundred-dollar bill is the most commonly counterfeited note of U.S. currency outside the U.S., but the newly redesigned bill could change all that: it's jam-packed with anti-counterfeiting features from hidden words to shifting 3-D images.
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A sheet of uncut $100 bills is inspected during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The federal printing facility is making the new-look colorful bills that include new security features in advance of the Oct. 8 circulation date. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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A stack of uncut sheets of $100 bills are moved from the press during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The federal printing facility is making the new-look colorful bills that include new security features in advance of the Oct. 8 circulation date. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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FILE - This Sept. 24, 2013 file photo shows sheets of uncut $100 bills moved during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The new $100 bill, with a number of an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will finally get its coming out party on Tuesday, partial government shutdown or not. The Federal Reserve, which has not been affected by the shutdown, will have armored trucks rolling from its regional banks around the country headed to banks, savings and loans and other financial institutions with the new C-notes. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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A sheet of uncut $100 bills is inspected during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The federal printing facility is making the new-look colorful bills that include new security features in advance of the Oct. 8 circulation date. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Uncut $100 bills run through cutting machine at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The federal printing facility is making the new-look colorful bills that include new security features in advance of the Oct. 8 circulation date. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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A stack of uncut sheets of $100 bills are inspected before being moved during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The federal printing facility is making the new-look colorful bills that include new security features in advance of the Oct. 8 circulation date. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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FILE - This Sept. 24, 2013 file photo shows a sheet of uncut $100 bills as they make their way through the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The new $100 bill, with a number of an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will finally get its coming out party on Tuesday, partial government shutdown or not. The Federal Reserve, which has not been affected by the shutdown, will have armored trucks rolling from its regional banks around the country headed to banks, savings and loans and other financial institutions with the new C-notes. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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Sheets of uncut $100 run through a printing press at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The federal printing facility is making the new-look colorful bills that include new security features in advance of the Oct. 8 circulation date. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Just cut $100 bills make their way through the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The federal printing facility is making the new-look colorful bills that include new security features in advance of the Oct. 8 circulation date. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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New $100 Bills Finally Hit The Street

The Federal Reserve begins circulating a brand new hundred-dollar bill today. The hundred-dollar bill is the most commonly counterfeited note of U.S. currency outside the U.S., but the newly redesigned bill could change all that: it's jam-packed with anti-counterfeiting features from hidden words to shifting 3-D images.

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