Word on the Street: New Benjamin Franklin $100 bills begin circulating nationwide

Benjamin Franklin's face and the No. 100 are still there, but other than that, the country's new $100 bills have a whole new look. The

The Federal Reserve made changes to the bill to make it harder to counterfeit, and easier to tell if it’s genuine.

The Federal Reserve made changes to the bill to make it harder to counterfeit, and easier to tell if it’s genuine. (10/8/13)

WASHINGTON - Benjamin Franklin's face and the No. 100 are still there, but other than that, the country's new $100 bills have a whole new look.

The Federal Reserve made changes to the bill for the fourth time in history to make it harder to counterfeit, and easier to tell if it’s genuine.

Differences on the high-security bill include a 3-D blue ribbon that appears to change when you move it and a bell in the ink well.

The redesigned bills have begun circulating nationwide after officials spent more than 10 years coming up with the changes.

When asked who they would like to see on currency if a new bill were to be released, Brooklyn residents had many different answers. They included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jackie Robinson, Thomas Edison and Bill Gates.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
Activists say they want the city to retract 2 Residents converge to protest Bedford Armory Development
3 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a 4 New Brooklyn Academy of Music exhibit features virtual reality storytelling
History lovers call Green-Wood Cemetery's trolley tour through 5 Black History Month: Green-Wood Cemetery trolley tour

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Viewers weigh in on trending topics in our Hear More: Word on the Street

Viewers weigh in on trending topics in our Word on the Street segment.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE