The revamped $100 bill costs 12.5 cents to produce. This is a 60% increase over the 7.8 cents it cost to print the older version of the bill.
The government has printed 3.5 billion of the new $100 bills, which it began delivering to financial institutions Tuesday.
When the new bills arrive at your bank will depend on how far you are from a regional Fed office. Market Watch says demand and a few ‘other factors’ may also enter in.
This new bill has a blue 3-D ribbon running through the center. When you tilt the bill back and forth, the bell designs that are embedded in the ribbon change to 100s.
Another major feature is an image of a bell in an inkwell; when tilted, the bell seems to appear and disappear into the inkwell