The new $100 bill goes into circulation Tuesday, adding a splash of color and stylish flourishes to the currency featuring Benjamin Franklin's ever-familiar face. While Ben's "You lookin' at me?" portrait stays the same, there are several notable changes.
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1. The very feel of the bill. For the first time, the engraving process includes the effect of "raised printing." This effect "can be felt throughout the $100 note, and gives genuine U.S. currency its distinctive texture," a government website on the design changes says. ...more