Money Roundup: New C-Note Edition

by Michael on Oct 13, 2013 · 5 comments

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new $100 bill in circulation. It’s fancier, more colorful, and harder to counterfeit. Security features include a watermark, color-shifting ink, an embedded security thread, raised print, microprinting, and more.

Have you seen one in real life? I haven’t. But they were only released into the wild last Tuesday, so I guess I wouldn’t expect to have seen one — yet.

And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:

That’s it. Hope you had a great weekend.

1 Kurt @ Money Counselor October 14, 2013 at 9:52 am

I’ve not seen the new US $100 yet, but here in Canada we’ve got ‘plastic’ currency now. It’s a bit hard to get used to, and for me easier to mistake two bills stuck together for one and accidentally double your spending!

Thanks for including my piece on inheriting debt!

2 Michael October 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Plastic money plus $1 and $2 coins. What will you canucks think of next? 😉

3 Money Beagle October 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

I thought about going into banks and asking for free samples, but I figure they probably wouldn’t be too amused 🙂

4 Michael October 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Hah. Not a bad idea. 😉

5 thepotatohead October 14, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I read that they messed up the printing on the first few batches of the new $100 bills by using too much ink and also creases in the paper. The price of that mistake? $50 million plus to dispose of them…our tax money hard at work

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