High-Tech Benjamins
1170_3Check out the security on the technology in your pockets.

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The redesigned bills have a few special effects you can check out—even without a magnifying glass—to make sure they're real. For example, the $5 has:

The redesigned $5 bill has something else new for good looks—a symbol of freedom on the back: the Great Seal of the United States featuring an American bald eagle and a shield.

Franklin's inventiveness is in the $100 bill

1170_4"There's nothing like the smell of new money!"—Conner, age 11

The new $100 bill is so special the government has posted an "unveiling" video. You can see it here!

What animal is pictured on the new $5 bill as a symbol of freedom?

Meercat

Bald eagle

Owl

Cheetah

Word on the street is that the new security thread in it is something you might expect from Hogwarts School and Harry Potter. But it's not magic, it's technology at work.

The new $100 bill uses microprinting with tiny lenses. These lenses magnify the microprinting to create optical illusions.

If you move the bill side to side, the image will appear to move up and down. And if you move it up and down, the image appears to move side by side.

It's not surprising that Benjamin Franklin's on what's expected to be the most fabulous technological development in paper money—tiny lenses.

The man who invented bifocal lenses also printed currency that was pretty advanced—in those days, it was hard to copy and pass off as real money.

True or False: The first ever assassination attempt made against a United States President was intended for Andrew Jackson. Click Andrew's head for the answer.
TRUE: Richard Lawrence was mentally ill. He tried to shoot Jackson with two pistols from point-blank range. Both misfired. Jackson then beat Lawrence with his cane.
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Lori

DePere, WI
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"I never even noticed these things on the bills! It is really cool how they even put technology in the most unsuspected things! "
nit96, TX, Age 13

"That was a really interesting topic I would love to know more about it "
masonluke111, Ok, Age 12

"Cool money. I like the color, makes the bill more unique. I bet cashiers will be able to scan a bill over ultra-violet light to make sure the bill is real, but I also liked how the author explained what the features on the bill were! "
dino_lex, TX, Age 11

"Cool money. I like the color, makes the bill more unique. I bet cashiers will be able to scan a bill over ultra-violet light to make sure the bill is real. Oooohhhh... technologyyyy..."
mazza2618@ya, Mi, Age 11

"I liked how the author explained what the features on the bill were! :)"
janika 12, WA, Age 12

"This is amazing to me that we can do so much on each dollar bill so that we can be a fair country with our money."
tanereham, AZ, Age 13

"Woah! That was really interesting and I got a lot of information about that topic."
pinapple27, WI, Age 12

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