The United States Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Secret Service unveiled the design of a new $100 bill today during a ceremony in the Cash Room. I love that name. To stay ahead of counterfeiters and protect our public money, the new bill is encoded with security measures. Check out this video for a visual summary of those changes:
I don’t know which is cooler:
that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is online at the descriptive domain, moneyfactory.gov
or that they are educating the public about this new money at newmoney.gov and social media outposts with a YouTube channel (which already has 70 subscribers), a Facebook page (and 907 people liking it), a Flickr stream (with 10 photos and counting), and a Twitter feed (with 358 followers and 13 lists so far).
I only wish the new design was more colorful like other countries. Look for it to be circulated in February 2011.