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Federal Reserve unveils new $100 bill
The Federal Reserve unveiled the new $100 bill in Houston on Tuesday.
The bill was originally supposed to reach banks in 2011, but three years ago, the Fed announced a problem with the currency's new security measures.
It caused the bills to crease during printing, which left blank spaces on the bills.
The bill's belated debut has nothing to do with the government shutdown.
That's because the Fed's budget is not included in the current congressional stalemate.
The Fed says it won't take long for the new bills to reach the public.
The new bill has several features designed to make it easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate.
Those measures include a blue, 3-D security ribbon, as well as color-shifting ink that changes from copper to green when the note is tilted.