Who is on the $100 bill?


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As of 2014, the face shown on the U.S. $100 bill belongs to Benjamin Franklin. The Federal Reserve System was formed in 1913, and it issued the first $100 bill featuring the prominent Franklin in 1914.

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Who is on the $100 bill?
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The $100 bill has gone through several changes over the years, with the most updated bill as of 2014 having been released in October 2013. As counterfeit technology evolves, so must currency to safeguard against fraud. Counterfeit prevention built-in the 2013 version includes an interwoven blue ribbon and a color-changing Liberty Bell. Franklin is honored on the currency for his notable contributions to American history, including helping draft the Declaration of Independence and signing the Constitution.

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