The United States Department of the Treasury $100 Specimen Note
Editorís Note: Occasionally the Bureau of Engraving and Printing would prepare and release a United States specimen note. The specimen featured here included information from the United States Department of the Treasury regarding new security features. These specimens were given to foreign banks as well as banks within the United States. This specimen is a $100 bill from 1990 and features the larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin. The serial number is a consecutive series of digits beginning with 2 and ending with 9. This is referred to as a ladder note. Notice that SPECIMEN is printed in red on both the face and back.