Just a word that the new US $100 bills are now in full circulation.
With several new security features, the most notable (and perhaps the
most unsightly…) is the blue 3-D security ribbon with images of
bells and 100s. The new bills were initially released October 8, 2013
and, by the end of October, the new bills will have filtered down into
coffers around the world.
When the Federal Reserve places new bills into
circulation, many foreign banks and money changers quickly refuse to
take the older “obsolete” bills, causing problems for
travelers who carry the older (but still just as valuable) $100s. Word
to the wise, when traveling internationally it is best to bring
the new $100s for exchange beginning now. Otherwise you
could find exchanging your “old” cash harder than