Redesigned $100 bills are being distributed to banks today

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(NBC NEWS) -- Call it a money makeover.

The new $100 bill being released today is in an effort to make the bill easier to authenticate and harder to replicate.

The new C-note comes with a host of new security features.

The blue band on the front reveals a series of the number of 100.

Also in the inkwell, if you turn the bill again you see a green bell on the inside.

Along the back, if you turn the bill, there is a image watermark of Ben Franklin.

These are just a couple redesigns of this bill.

"It is back by the most sophisticated anti-counterfeit technologies known to man in that the design can not be stolen or replicated," said former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

The bill was ready to go a couple of years ago but there were some issues with production.

These increased security measures disturbed the printing process, but they got it right and they are ready to go today.

Interestingly enough, the $100 bill which has been refused in the past by businesses because they couldn't authenticate it, is the second most common currency bill in circulation, ahead of the $20 bill.

And of course after the $100 bill and they are out today.

Being released by the Federal Reserve and they will be in banks soon, all across the country.

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