Remember when our money used to just be green? These days our $5 bills are covered in purple, our 10s are covered in red, our 20s are in blue, and no one really has 50s anymore so I don't remember what color they use.
And now, our $100 bills are about to be covered in GOLD.
The Federal Reserve just released the first images of the brand new $100 bills, which will go into circulation this October.
They've still got BEN FRANKLIN on the front. But now there's a light gold quill and a shiny gold inkwell next to him. The bottom-right "100" on the front is also embossed in gold.
And on the back, the bill looks TOTALLY different. A gold-colored "100" runs along the entire right side. The bill also has a blue, 3-D security strip across the front.
The changes aren't JUST to make the bills look more ostentatious . . . they're also supposed to help cut down on counterfeiting. The $100 bill is one of the most counterfeited bills in the world.
This is only the fourth design for the $100 bill . . . but three of those redesigns have happened in the past 20 years as counterfeiters have gotten more technologically advanced. (CNN Money)