The new $100 bill finally arrives

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The new $100 bill finally arrives

October 8, 2013 Updated Oct 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM CDT

The government may still be shut down, but that's not stopping the Federal Reserve from releasing the newly designed $100 bills.

The new $100 bill went into circulation Tuesday with a splash of color and never-seen before features. 

The Federal Reserve said some 3.5 billion new bank notes will hit the streets.

The first re-design in 17 years makes it much more difficult to counterfeit the iconic bill.

The most distinguished feature is a blue 3D security ribbon with little icons inside, shifting from liberty bells to a "100" pattern and back as you tilt it.

A copper-colored inkwell with another liberty bell inside changes to green, depending on how you look at it.

For the first time, the bill has the effect of "raised printing". If you run your finger along, you should feel it.

Find out more about the new currency by watching the video below.

 

 

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