Economics/Class Relations

How the $100 Bill Prevents Counterfeiting, And How It’s Counterfeited Anyway

If you make it, they will break it. This is true for virtually everything, but especially so with the security features present in banknotes. After all, who doesn’t want to print their own money? “Arthur “Art” Williams Jr. is an American-born artist and former counterfeiter, who counterfeited the 1996 hundred dollar bill, and was subject of the book The Art of Making Money by Jason Kersten. His notoriety came as being the first to break all the security features within the 1996-issued $100 bill. Williams would serve twelve years in various prisons throughout his life.”

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