Inside the sexy new $100 bill

Carrying around some big bills? The new C-note has some high-tech features, but the paper is made by Crane & Co., a Dalton, Mass., company that's more than 200 years old.

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High tech currency paper
High tech currency paper
Crane & Co. manufactures currency paper with a number of high-tech features to deter counterfeiters
Crane & Co. is the sole provider of currency paper to the U.S. Treasury, and many other governments around the world. In April the U.S. Treasury announced the new design for the $100 bill. It will include security features like a 3-D ribbon and an image of an inkwell that changes to reveal a Liberty Bell in certain light.

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Last updated October 22 2010: 12:40 PM ET
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