Unveil Redesigned $100
By Bank Note Reporter
design for the $100 Federal Reserve Note will
make its debut on April 21 during a ceremony at
the Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room.
Scheduled to be in attendance are Treasury
Secretary Timothy Geithner, Chairman of the
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Ben Bernanke, and Treasurer of the United States
“The unveiling of the $100 note is the first
step in a global multi-government agency public
education program implemented by the Department
of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board and
the U.S. Secret Service, to educate those who
use the $100 note about its changes before it
begins circulating,” according to a Bureau of
Engraving and Printing press release. “Public
education is an important component of the
government’s redesigned currency program because
a well informed public is our first and best
line of defense against counterfeiting.”
Speculation centers around what new types of
security devices will be embedded in the design.
It is expected that additional color will be
added as has been done already for the $5, $10,
$20 and $50.
Free training materials for cash handlers as
well as other public education resources will be
available in 25 languages at www.newmoney.gov
beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT on April 21.
Paper money collectors have been waiting at
least six years for the new design to make its
appearance. It was the next denomination due for
changes when Ronald Reagan died in 2004. The
death of the 40th president prompted speculation
that his image would be placed on the the
redesigned note. That speculation led nowhere.
The last note to be given a face lift was the $5
denomination in 2008.
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