It is several years late, but America has a new Ben Franklin hundred-dollar note, with spanking new built-in security features the Federal reserve says will make forgeries much easier to detect.
In 1996 the C-note was changed for the first time since early last century.
Two and a half billion new notes will be printed this year, but the costs of printing the hi-tech bills have gone up by four cents each, costing the Fed an extra 100 million dollars.
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