Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Ben Franklins To Debut Tuesday

WASHINGTON (UPI) — New bells, but no whistles, will appear on a snazzy $100 bill set for release on Tuesday after a two-year delay, U.S. officials said.

The $100 bill, affectionately known as a Ben Franklin, will have a security strip embedded in the paper that is decorated with bells that turn into “100s” as you change the angle of the currency.

The new bill, which is intended to thwart counterfeiters, will also have an inkwell and a bell to the right of Ben Franklin’s image. When the bill is tilted, these images turn color and disappear, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

The new Ben Franklins were scheduled to debut in February 2011, but that was delayed when a crease formed in some of the paper during printing, leaving the bills with a blank spot, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing said.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Ben Franklins To Debut Tuesday”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.