U.S. to Update $100 Bill

photo(3)The U.S. government has recently announced plans to update the $100 bill, making it more difficult to counterfeit. According to Jack Lew, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, ” The current $100 bill is too easy too duplicate. Everyone has already learned how to copy Benjamin Franklin’s portrait.” In keeping with Benjamin Franklin’s interest in science and technology, the government will be replacing Benjamin Franklin’s portrait with a photo of Steve Jobs.  In support of this change, Lew stated, “Jobs is the embodiment of the modern world. What better way to honor his contributions to society than to place him on the $100 bill.” Apple fans have already started lining up at the Department of the Treasury in expectation of the October 8 release.

Along with the change from Benjamin Franklin to Steve Jobs, the new $100 bill will cost 12.6 cents to produce and will include a dazzling array of new features. The new new bill will have a blue ribbon woven into the center of the currency with alternating 100’s and iPods that appear when the bill is tilted. In addition, the bill will feature an iPhone that changes changes colors from copper to green when the bill is turned. A watermark of Jobs also appears on the right side of the bill when it’s held up to light.

For more details on this upcoming change to the $100 bill  see the official U.S government web site NewMoney.gov.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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1 Response to U.S. to Update $100 Bill

  1. Nicole says:

    Aha. And then they’ll claim they’ve created 100s of new Jobs. Right?

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