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