Despite the fact that the federal government has been shut down for over a week, the Federal Reserve began circulating its new $100 bill on Tuesday.
What makes this one unique is the number of security features added to help thwart counterfeiters. Along with Benjamin Franklin's image is raised printing, a blue ribbon woven into paper, not printed and a color shifting bell that changes from cooper to green when the bill is tilted.
This is the first redesign since 1996 and took more than a decade to develop.
Of all the U.S. bills in circulation, the $100 bill is the one most often targeted by counterfeiters especially overseas.
No word on what the new bills cost the feds to print. For more information on the new bills visit newmoney.gov.