Details of a Series 1976 $100 Bill

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  1. tlasch

    tlasch Penny Hoarder & Food Stamp Aficionado

    After reading the below story about the Apparent counterfeit, I wanted to know what the security features of a Series 1976 $100 Bill were.

    I remember one time I went to a check cashing place in Phoenix, AZ and the guy tried to hand me a Series 1976 with no Security Strip, No Watermark and the only notable thing was the yellow line on it. I handed it back to him & had him exchange it as I thought he was trying to hand me a bleached-reprinted $100

    Any ideas?
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  3. ML94539

    ML94539 Senior Member

    I thought watermark and security strip were put on much later than 1976.
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  4. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    There are no Series 1976 $100.00 notes. The only Series 1976 notes were $2.00.
  5. clayirving

    clayirving Supporter**

    A security thread and microprinting were introduced to deter counterfeiting by advanced copiers and printers. The features first appeared in Series 1990 $100 bills.
  6. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    The 100 dollar bill went directly from series 1974 to series 1977.
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  7. tlasch

    tlasch Penny Hoarder & Food Stamp Aficionado

    Forgive me it has been a few years, I was almost 100% sure it said series 1976,
    if it wasn't 1976 then it must have been series 1977 either way it still had none of the known security features.
    Any explanation?
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  8. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    The others have already given the answer. It was printed before any of these security features were added to the notes.
  9. tlasch

    tlasch Penny Hoarder & Food Stamp Aficionado

    What about the watermark 1990 as well??
  10. ML94539

    ML94539 Senior Member

    look at the current 1 dollar bill it should be printed the same way as 1976/1977 bill
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    No the watermark was Series 1996
  12. TheNoost

    TheNoost huldufolk

    micro printing is 1990 $10 I think
  13. clayirving

    clayirving Supporter**

    Micro-printing was introduced in the design change of the Series 1999 $10 FRN.


  14. Numbers

    Numbers Senior Member

    That wasn't the first introduction of microprinting, though. The first use was on the 1990 $100, and by Series 1993 everything from $5 upwards had it. On these small-head notes, it's just one line of "The United States of America" repeated around the oval portrait frame.... Beginning with the Series 1996 redesigned notes, microprinting occurs in more different locations--at least two places on each note, varying by denomination. Then the Kodachrome notes, beginning with Series 2004, have microprinting in both the black intaglio face printing and the colored face underprint; the Kodachrome $5 even has some on the back, which is a first.
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  15. Johnnetta Davenport

    Johnnetta Davenport New Member

    I Would Like To Know The Same Thing I Have A 1974 $100 Bill And Im Trying To Find Out If Its Fake Or Not But I Dont have A Clue On How To Tell
  16. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    How does a thread have over 19 thousand views and only 14 replies ?
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  17. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The Silent Majority.
  18. Small Size

    Small Size Active Member

    Series 1997 $100 notes were the first to include a bio-activated digital recording chip the size of a pinhead. Every time a note passes through The Room at any Federal Reserve Bank, or branch thereof, its digital contents are downloaded, then the note's chip is erased and it is returned to circulation.
    Since then, the CIA has recorded every time you've bought something for cash, no matter how sleazy or disgusting, or sleazily disgusting, or disgustingly sleazy, or whatever.
    That's why they arranged to put "In God We Trust" on all the currency. So you'd subconsciously trust your money by transference, never imagining that one day it would betray you.
  19. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    Wait...What ?

    This is the first I've heard're joking right ?
  20. Small Size

    Small Size Active Member

    There were no Series 1997 $100 note. I made it up. Why? Because I'm mad, mad I tell you, hee hee hah hah hoo hoo...
  21. aep1984

    aep1984 Member

    One of the best ways to test for a real bill is to feel it... The bill is like a pressed engraving on the way that you will feel the imprint.... Rub your fingers over the area where Hamilton is. Mainly the area of his suit and the black lines around it. You should feel them and it shouldn't be smooth like paper. It's harder to feel on worn bills however.
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