NEW C-NOTES: The new $100 bill, sporting high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party on Tuesday. It is the first redesign for the $100 bill since March 1996.
NEW WRINKLES: Benjamin Franklin is still on the front and Philadelphia's Independence Hall on the back. But there is a disappearing Liberty Bell in an ink well and a bright blue three-dimensional security ribbon with images that move in the opposite direction from the way the bill is being tilted. The $100 bill is the most commonly counterfeited note outside of the United States.
OLDES STILL GOOD: Officials say that the $900 billion worth of $100 bills currently in circulation remain good and will only be gradually phased out as worn-out bills are returned to Federal Reserve facilities.