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American Money Gets A Make Over

Posted March 19, 1996 6:00 a.m. EST

— March 20, 1996 - 5:00 p.m. EST

The Triangle got an early glimpse of some new American money Wednesday when an odd-looking $100 bill was unveiled in Raleigh.

The new C-note is designed to make it more difficult for counterfeiters.

The portrait of Benjamin Franklin that appears on the bill is larger than before, and is situated to the left of center.

There is also an additional portrait in the form of a water mark that can only be seen when the bill is held up to a light source.

The next new bill to be introduced will be the $50 bill, which is expected in six to eight months.

The $100 bill will be available beginning March 25, but don't toss out your old ones. They're still usable until they wear out