United States one hundred-dollar bill


The United States one hundred-dollar bill ($100) is a denomination of United States currency. U.S. statesman, inventor, and diplomat Benjamin Franklin is currently featured on the obverse of the bill. On the reverse of the banknote is an image of Independence Hall. The time on the clock according to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, shows approximately 4:10. The numeral four on the clock face is incorrectly written as "IV" whereas the real Independence Hall clock face has "IIII". (See Roman Numerals in Clocks.) The bill is one of two current notes that does not feature a President of the United States; the other is the United States ten-dollar bill, featuring Alexander Hamilton. It is the largest denomination that has been in circulation since July 14, 1969, when the higher denominations of $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and $100,000 were retired. 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. Approximately 7% of all notes produced today are $100 bills.
The bills are also commonly referred to as "Benjamins" in reference to the use of Benjamin Franklin's portrait on the denomination.
One hundred-dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in mustard-colored strips.

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external image magnify-clip.pngObverse of the Series 2003A $100 bill
external image 255px-US_%24100_reverse.jpgexternal image magnify-clip.pngReverse of the Series 2003A $100 bill
external image 180px-US_%24100_1880_United_States_Note.jpgexternal image magnify-clip.pngSeries 1880 $100 bill
external image 275px-US_%24100_GC_1922.jpgexternal image magnify-clip.pngA 1922 hundred-dollar Gold Certificate
external image 265px-US_%24100_Gold_Certificate_1934_reverse.jpgexternal image magnify-clip.pngReverse of the Series 1934 Gold Certificate
external image 265px-US_%24100_United_States_Note_1966.jpgexternal image magnify-clip.pngThe Series 1966 United States Note