Earlier this month, the US Federal Reserve began circulating the latest $100 bill featuring all kinds of high tech security features. Ever since the 1996 redesign, it seems that you hear the same thing about every currency update: "It looks like Monopoly money." Well, as it turns out, even though the colors and bold graphic elements of our newest notes are meant to decorate decidedly 21st century technologies, they actually have a lot in common with the earliest bills our nation issued as far back as the Civil War.
Click the infographic above to see a quick history of the design of the American $100 bill.
infographic: Court Williams