It Costs 15.5 Cents to Produce
That’s right, every $100 bill comes with a production cost of 15.5 cents. Although this might seem small, it’s actually 3 cents more than the cost to produce them in 2013. In that year, a new design was introduced that made it easier to validate, but more difficult to create counterfeit versions.
Among other design additions, two new security features were added — a 3-D security ribbon that changes from bells to 100s when moved, and a bell that seems to appear and disappear within the inkwell.
Despite these helpful clues, it’s not as easy as you might think to spot the fake bills in our midst.