hmmm, why, why now, me thinks they protests to much. my opinion is that the feds know they will be printing so many bills, ie flooding the world with 100 dolllar bills, that they don't want to risk them being refused as conterfeits. this action will make that less likely. washington d.c. i think we got a problem here. when your worried about the world percieving your currency as conterfeit--because there are so many of them. this is an attempt a pre-emptive attempt to slow down an all out inflation spiral. prices up. value of currency down. I'll keep my money on the hoof i think.