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Breaking News out of Washington:  Benjamin Franklin gots a facelift as the Treasury Department unveils a new $100 bill yesterday, the first remake of the denomination since 1996. I know you’re thinking don’t they make some type of goofy alteration like this every other year? But hey it’s the government and they make the rules so new money and a new zany look is on the way.

So obviously the counterfeit pros are still hard at work or why would we be transforming yet again. Sometimes it’s hard to even remember the original bills although most of us could care less about the appearance of the bill as long as they manage to show up in our wallets. The new design for the $100 note made its debut during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at the Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room attended by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

“The $100 note is the highest value denomination of U.S. currency in general circulation, and it circulates broadly around the world,” according to a statement from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The denomination is popular when large amounts of cash need to be carried internationally.

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