United States One Hundred Dollar Bill


United States one hundred dollar bill
Front of bill: U.S. statesman, inventor, and diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
 
United States one hundred dollar bill
Back of bill: Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 

$100 notes and bills have at times carried images of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Senator Thomas Hart Benton, and President James Monroe. Benjamin Franklin has been on the bill since 1929.

The first modern era anti-counterfeiting measures were introduced under the 1990 series with microscopic printing around Franklin’s portrait and a metallic security strip on the left side of the bill.

In 1996 the bill underwent a major redesign (again to combat counterfeiting), which included a watermark of Franklin to the right side of the bill, ink that changed from green to black when viewed at different angles, a higher quality and enlarged portrait of Franklin, and hard-to-reproduce fine line printing around Franklin’s portrait and Independence Hall.

United States one hundred dollar bill
An 1880 $100 note, featuring President Abraham Lincoln.

The one dollar note / silver certificate / dollar bill has gone through more than a dozen changes since the first bill was issued in 1862.It has at times carried images of Salmon P. Chase, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Martha Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant, before settling on the current design (the back of the bill debuting in 1935, the front in 1963).