Some people enjoy exploring the smallest details of paper money. This $100 note has been macro photographed and now you can take a closer look at its signs. All the details are inside the post.
Short Dollar History
The United States dollar history is over 200 years. The design we know today was approved in 1928. The word “dollar” stands for “daler”. It was an abbreviation for Joachimsdaler, a coin that came from Joachim’s Valley (Bohamia). “Dalers” became popular in England at the times of King George III. Each “daler” was about 1/8 of English pound, thus it was called “piece of eight”. This long name soon transformed into a famous $ sign.
$100 banknote has a portrait of Benjamin Franklin on the front.
The back of $100 note illustrates USA history. You can see Independence Hall (Philadelphia) where Independence Declaration was signed.
What you can see here is a microtext “USA100” hidden inside the banknote value.
A microtext “The United States of America” is printed on Franklin’s coat lapel.
Of course, this text is difficult to read as other coat elements are rather contrasting.
Most note elements have a thick layer of paints that is why they are well perceived by touch.
You can see red and blue fibres on white background.
All images and prints are of high quality and very clear.
A value in the right down corner of the note is printed with special radiant paint that changes its color from green to black.
Franklin’s portrait is amazing, isn’t it?
You might wonder why dollar became green. The reason for this is very simple. Notes of old standard were easy to copy using a photo camera (they were printed in black and had a green color on the sides). Recently dollars have got new color tints of yellow and pink.