October 8, 2013
America’s New $100 Bill is Awesome (But Nowhere Near as Awesome as Kazakhstan’s Currency)

You’re looking at it: Our new $100 bill, the product of more than a decade of research and development, and the most sophisticated piece of currency technology in U.S. history.
The note, which debuts today, includes two new features to thwart counterfeiters: (1) a “3-D” blue ribbon woven into the paper that, when tilted, shows 100s moving side-to-side or up-and-down; and (2) a camouflaged bell, seen within the copper inkwell above, that turns green when the bill is tilted. Larry Felix, the director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, called it “the most complex note the United States has ever produced.”
But when it comes to currency art, the United States is still a second-tier talent. Our greenbacks are iconic, but in a world of dazzling polychromatic designs, they’re stubbornly one-note.
Read more.

America’s New $100 Bill is Awesome (But Nowhere Near as Awesome as Kazakhstan’s Currency)

You’re looking at it: Our new $100 bill, the product of more than a decade of research and development, and the most sophisticated piece of currency technology in U.S. history.

The note, which debuts today, includes two new features to thwart counterfeiters: (1) a “3-D” blue ribbon woven into the paper that, when tilted, shows 100s moving side-to-side or up-and-down; and (2) a camouflaged bell, seen within the copper inkwell above, that turns green when the bill is tilted. Larry Felix, the director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, called it “the most complex note the United States has ever produced.”

But when it comes to currency art, the United States is still a second-tier talent. Our greenbacks are iconic, but in a world of dazzling polychromatic designs, they’re stubbornly one-note.

Read more.

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