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Understanding the Security Features of Money

$5 Note


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The $5 bill incorporates security features that are easy to use and harder for counterfeiters to fake. The redesigned $5 bill entered circulation on March 13, 2008.

Often, counterfeiters will not attempt to replicate security features of a note because the features are so difficult to fake. Instead, counterfeiters hope cash handlers and the public will not check for the features to verify if the note is real.

Protect yourself by learning how to check the security features in the redesigned $5 bill at www.newmoney.gov:

$10 Note


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The redesigned $10 bill includes subtle shades of orange, yellow and red, along with images of the Statue of Liberty's torch and the words We the People from the United States Constitution. The redesigned $10 bill entered circulation on March 2, 2006.

Protect yourself by learning how to check the security features in the redesigned $10 bill at www.newmoney.gov:

$20 Note


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A safer, smarter and more secure $20 bill began circulating October 9, 2003, as part of the United States government's ongoing effort to stay ahead of counterfeiting and maintain worldwide confidence and trust in United States currency. The redesigned $20 bill was the first denomination to incorporate enhanced security features and subtle background colors into the design.

Protect yourself by learning how to check the security features in the redesigned $20 bill at www.newmoney.gov:

$50 Note


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The redesigned $50 bill incorporates two easy to use security features, subtle shades of blue and red, and historical symbols of freedom. The redesigned $50 bill entered circulation on September 28, 2004. Protect yourself by learning how to use the security features in the redesigned $50 bill.

Protect yourself by learning how to check the security features in the redesigned $50 bill at www.newmoney.gov:

$100 Note


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The new $100 note is the latest denomination of U.S. currency to be redesigned. Over a decade of research and development went into its new security features.

Protect yourself by learning how to check the security features in the redesigned $100 bill at www.newmoney.gov:

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