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U.S. Department of the Treasury

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Anti-Counterfeiting 

Beginning in 1996, the U.S. government began adding advanced security features to its currency - the first major design change since 1928. Advanced copying technologies helped raise the incidence of counterfeiting. Ink jet printers, color copiers, and scanners are just a few tools criminals use to create bogus notes.

 
The NXG $100 note completes the Next Generation currency series, which began with the introduction of the $20 note in October 2003. These new designs feature added color, and include the $5, $10, $20, $50, and now the $100 denomination.
 
What’s next? The U.S. government continuously monitors counterfeit threats, and uses this information to guide decisions about which notes are redesigned and when. The U.S. government is exploring new options for the next redesign, but no decisions have been made about specific denominations. The government has no plans to redesign the $1 and $2 notes.
 
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