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Ben Franklin's money makeover: fun facts about new US $100 bill

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  • Daniel Leifker San Francisco, CA
    Oct. 9, 2013 9:13 p.m.

    I wish we were more like Europe when it comes to currency. Euro bills come in all sizes and colors, and you can spot the denomination from far away. So if you see paper money on the ground, you can tell right away whether it's worth stooping over to pick up.

    And many European ATMs dispense cash in a mixture or large and small denominations. That is so civilized. Not sure how it is in Utah, but some ATMs in California dispense $50 bills now instead of $20s.

    But the new $100s are nice. Long may they circulate.

  • What Yeah Centerville, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    I think we should put President Obama on the $5,000 bill. After all, the inflation caused by his loose monetary policy will be the reason we will need those bills anyway.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Oct. 9, 2013 10:56 a.m.

    Does it have "In God We Trust" on the other side?

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Until the Fed withdraws the current $100 bill from circulation, this is just extra printing expense. As long as the old, easily counterfeited bill is accepted, we will continue to have problems with counterfeit $100 bills. Rouge states like North Korea are the worst offenders, because they have both the printing capability and the need for massive amounts of hard currency.

  • Kralon HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
    Oct. 8, 2013 11:34 p.m.

    I love the way it looks, can't wait to inspect it up close!