A view of a the new 2009 series $100 bill October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. The new $100 bill will begin to go into circulation on October 8 and will include new security features such as a band with moving images, ink that changes color with the angle as well as a new design. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party on Tuesday, partial government shutdown or not.
The Federal Reserve, which has not been affected by the shutdown, will have armored trucks rolling from its regional banks around the country headed to banks, savings and loans and other financial institutions with the new C-notes.
The bills took more than a decade to develop and the introduction was plagued by production problems that set back the rollout by 2½ years. But officials say the problems have now been fixed.
Some bank customers could start seeing the new bills by Tuesday afternoon depending on how close their bank is to a regional Fed facility.
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