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Jun 5, 2013 - New $100 Bill UV Feature Revealed

Sean Trundy

New $100 BillThe U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) announced that the redesigned $100 note will begin circulating on October 8, 2013.

Will you know how to authenticate it?

Protect yourself by knowing the security features included in the redesigned $100 note.

The BEP added two new security features to the redesigned $100 note, the 3-D Security Ribbon and the Bell in the Inkwell. Both of these features can be found on the front of the note and offer a simple and subtle way to check that the note is real.

To see these and other security features in action, you can explore the Interactive Note on the bureau's website.

For customer's of FraudFighter, we know that you are wondering how will you verify the $100 bill with your old equipment?

For users of FraudFighter UV Counterfeit Detectors, the answer couldn't be more simple.

New $100 UV ImageThe fluorescent UV security feature on the newly designed $100 bill is the same color and in the same location as the previous note.  As this image provided by the BEP shows, the new bill has a clear and easy-to-see fuorescent strip that glows pink under the correct UV light wavelength.

So, if you have a FraudFighter UV detector, you don't need to do anything.  The same reference materials you already have will continue to be correct for the new banknote. 

Do you know what to do if you suspect that you've received a counterfeit note?

If you think you've received a counterfeit note, notify the local police or the nearest United States Secret Service field office. Write your initials and the date in the white border areas of the suspect note, and surrender it only to a properly identified police officer or U.S. Secret Service agent. If the note is genuine, it will be returned to you.

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