Have you seen the new design of the $100 bill yet? I think it's a little funky looking myself, but everything incorporated in the new design will make the bill harder to counterfeit. The new design has been in place since 2010 actually but a release date has now been set for October 8,2013.

The new note incorporates new security features like a blue, 3-D security ribbon, Liberty Bell inside the inkwell, and different colors depending on how you hold it, will all make the note very hard to replicate.

But there are two features of the new $100 bill that I am very glad to see, old Ben Franklin is still on the face of the bill, and on the back it still says "In God We Trust".

More information about the new design, plus training and educational materials, are located at www.newmoney.gov.