The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and U.S. Bureau of
Engraving and Printing gave North Texans a sneak peek at the new-look $100 bill
The open house at the Federal Reserve building in downtown
Dallas was a chance to educate the public on what's different with the currency
and efforts to stop counterfeiting.
Most notably, the new $100 bill has a thick blue line
slightly to the right of center on the bill.
There's also a Liberty Bell in an inkwell that changes
colors depending on how the bill is turned.
Experts say most counterfeiters are small-time operators
trying to make a quick buck. Most like to use bleach to get rid of the ink and
reprint on the paper bill.
But the new bills figure to make counterfeiting efforts more
difficult than ever before.
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