Carl Azuz, (CNN), – A new $100 bill comes out into circulation today!
Benjamin Franklin’s image and the number 100 are still on it, but other than that the new 100 dollar bill out today has a lot of new features.
George Washington was a great leader and great president.
But when I reach in my wallet, I’d rather see Ben Franklin.
That semi-smiling c-note smirk seems to say, “I’m a hundred times better.”
It’s certainly more popular overseas.
Of all the American hundred-dollar-bills in existence, 65% of them are held outside the U.S.
That’s part of the reason why the federal reserve is changing it. It’s the fourth time they’ve done this.
They’re trying to make it easier to be sure a bill is genuine and harder to counterfeit it.
The new hundred has a blue ribbon. Why? ’cause it’s a winner.
No, it’s actually a 3D strip that appears to change when you move it; adding a new ‘dimension’ of security.
Same idea behind the bell in the ink well.
The Federal Reserve plans to start circulating the new Benjamins, after spending more than 10 years coming up with the changes.
Maybe not everyone agrees they’re needed.
But benny himself once said, “when you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”
And his bill, shows no signs of folding.