Why the New US 100 Dollar Bill is Literally No Longer Green

New $100Photo: US Treasury
The US 100 dollar bill is moving away from the traditional colour of money and will – come 2011 – be a bluer/grey shade.

In circulation since July 1969, the $100 is the largest denomination in circulation.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the average life of a $100 bill in circulation is 60 months (5 years) before it is replaced due to wear.

Soon they will all need to be replaced, as it isn’t just the colour that has changed. The dollar bill will also feature a hi-tech 3D security ribbon and colour changing ink well, that moves when the note moves.

Nicknamed the ‘SuperDollar’, it will be hitting the shops of America in February 2011.