(IJCH) The New $100 USD Bill: New Anti-Counterfeiting Measures, Weird (Bipolar) Design, and Cryptic New Symbols
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About the $100 Bill
The United States one hundred-dollar bill ($100) is a denomination of United States currency.
Statesman, inventor, diplomat, and American founding father Benjamin Franklin is featured on the obverse of the bill.
On the reverse of the banknote is an image of Independence Hall.
The $100 bill is the largest denomination that has been printed since July 13, 1969, when the denominations of $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 were retired.
The New "Benjamins" (or "C" Notes)
The Fed began distributing the new $100 bill seven months ago.
Since the $100 note is the most frequently counterfeited U.S. bill abroad, some new anti-counterfeiting measures have been implemented:
A blue three-dimensional security ribbon
A color-changing bell in an inkwell.
Hologram of Benjamin Franklin
Other changes include generous gold print and citations from The Declaration of Independence.
See this video describing the new $100: "New $100 Bill Is Crazy High-Tech
Weird (Bipolar) Design
The front of new $100 bill is strange, strikingly bipolar.
The left side, with the exception of signatures that used to be on the right, looks like the old $100 note.
Contrastingly, the right side has the blue strip and all that gold ink.
IMHO, it is NOT aesthetically pleasing at all.
On the reverse, again, the right side is glaringly non-symmetrical with that bold, gold, and side-ways "100" on the outermost right border.
Again, looks tacky to me.
But hey, to each his own, I guess.
Cryptic New Symbols
See this video about the many symbolic devices printed on the new $100.
It's a conspiracy theorist's dream...
"Hidden Meanings in New $100 Bill (by Bix Weir)"
Here's the article from which the above video was based on: "The Hidden Meanings in the New $100 Bill!"
Let's start with the most glaring difference even from the other new colored bills: that huge Blue Stripe down the right center.
For those not familiar with the symbolism of the American flag colors: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.
Is it possible that the big Blue Stripe may have more significance that you might expect?
Article Link: http://www.roadtoroota.com/public/261.cfm
What is your opinon of the new $100 USD Bill?
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About the Author
Believing that school was too boring, he dropped out of High School early; only to earn an AA, BS and MBA in less than 4 years much later in life – while working full-time as a Navy/Marine Corps Medic.
In spite of a fear of heights and deep water, he performed high altitude, free-fall parachute jumps and hazardous diving ops in deep, open ocean water.
After 24 years of active duty, he retired in Asia.
Since then, he's been a full-time, single papa and actively pursuing his varied passions (Writing, Disruptive Technology, Computer Science and Cryptocurrency - plus more hobbies too boring or bizarre for most folk).
He lives on an island paradise with his teenage daughter, longtime girlfriend and three dogs.