Wednesday, 16 Jan 2019
New Design US $100 Note: Public Education Resources
Subject: New Design US $100 Note: Public Education Resources
On April 21, 2010, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the United States Secret Service (USSS), and the United States Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) unveiled the new design for the $100 note, which Federal Reserve Banks will begin distributing on February 10, 2011. It is important to remember that it will not be necessary to trade in older-design $100 notes when the new ones begin circulating because all U.S. currency remains legal tender, regardless of when it was issued.
To prepare U.S. currency users in Hong Kong for the introduction of the new design $100 note, we have developed a range of Chinese language training and education materials, including a $100 Brochure and Poster Combination and Multi-Note Booklet. Additionally, the FRB, USSS, and BEP have contracted Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations firm, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Hong Kong, to help coordinate the redesigned $100 note public education activities in your country. This program will include training seminars, materials distribution and other activities.
A representative from Burson-Marsteller in Hong Kong will be reaching out to you in the coming days to provide an explanation of the educational opportunities available to you prior to February 10, 2011, and can answer any questions you might have about the free training materials available for download or order on
The U.S. government appreciates the support your organization has provided to previous U.S. currency public education programs and looks forward to working with you on educating your stakeholders and employees on the new $100 note’s security and design features.
Sonja Danburg
Federal Reserve Board