The Series 2009 $100 note retains the traditional look of U.S. currency. Benjamin Franklin appears on the face; this portrait is from the 1996 series design but without the oval frame. Independence Hall is on the back, but the north face of the building, rather than the south, is shown. The note also displays phrases from the Declaration of Independence and an image of the type of quill pen that would have been used to sign the document.
The Newest $100 Federal Reserve Note - Security Features
The Series 2009 $100 note uses sophisticated technology to stay ahead of counterfeiters. It has two new security features. The blue 3-D Security Ribbon contains images of bells and 100s that move and change from one to the other as the note is tilted. The Bell in the Inkwell is a new color-shifting feature. The bell changes from green to copper when the note is tilted so that it seems to appear and disappear within the copper inkwell. The note also has security features from the previous designs: the portrait watermark, the security thread, the color-shifting numeral, and microprinting.