But again a problem occurred. This was explained by the spokeswoman for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing: “When too much ink is applied to the paper, the lines of the artwork aren’t as crisp as they should be, like when a kid tries to carefully color inside the lines – using watercolors and a fat paintbrush.”
The hologram in the new bill will feature a Liberty Bell that changes color and some small security elements with 3-D images.
The actual printing error’s value is $3.79 million. To destroy the latest printed bill lot will cost 412.000. It’s about a total of 20 million bills which are now totally useless. The printing error occurred at the Washington D.C. typography plant.
Another recent printing error left bills with a large black spot on them. These were also destroyed.
The Federal Reserve Board announced that the redesigned $100 bill, incorporating new security features, will begin circulating starting with October 8.