Newly designed $100 bill to debut in October

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that a newly designed $100 bill would begin circulating in October, more than two years after the initial target date.

The $100 bill, a prime target for counterfeiters, will in its new version feature advanced security features such as a blue 3-D ribbon running through the middle and a disappearing image of the Liberty Bell. Benjamin Franklin's face will still be printed off-center on the front of the bill.

The new note was originally slated to begin circulating in 2011, but problems including unwanted creases in bills delayed production until this year.

-- Los Angeles Times