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Benjamin Franklin Gets A Face Lift: New $100 Bill Coming This Fall

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 4:48 PM
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that a newly designed $100 bill would begin circulating in October, more than two years after the initial target date.

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-currency-100-dollar-bill-circulation-20130424,0,3772047.story


 
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ShorebreakShorebreak2,380 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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1. Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 10:03 AM
I will take this opportunity to comment about all the constant changing of bill designs. I think it a bad idea. I gather they do it to try to stay a step ahead of counterfeiters. But I find it only makes counterfeiting easier. That's because it has come to the point that I am being given bills of various denominations and I don't even recognize them, would not have any idea whther they are real or Monopoly money. 

If we are going to keep changing designs, no one will know whether what they are being handed is even real money. I already don't. 
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me1004me1004346 posts since
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2. Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 10:45 AM
Re: me1004 @ 1. Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 10:03 AM

I agree with you. The retailers are in the same boat and have to make customers wait while they either use a special pen, or put each bill up to the light, to determine if they are legitimate or counterfeit.
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