The $100 bill gets a radical overhaul with a new watermark blue security ribbon and other security features.(newmoney.gov)

New $100 bill finally debuting Tuesday

If you're still a fan of carrying cash, a new $100 bill is coming to your wallet starting Tuesday.

The significantly changed bills feature a new watermark, blue security ribbon, raised print, a gold 100, and microprinting, according to newmoney.gov.

"It will be easier for the public to authenticate, but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate."

Among the security features are a moving 3-D security stripe, a bell hidden inside the gold inkwell that changes color and a new engraving process that gives it a distinctive feel.

The new design was unveiled in 2010, but newmoney.gov says its introduction was postponed because of unexpected delays.

Stephanie Klein, MyNorthwest.com Editor
Stephanie joined the MyNorthwest.com team in February 2008. She has built the site into a two-time National Edward R. Murrow Award winner (Best Radio Website 2010, 2012).
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