Skip to comments.Former counterfeiter says new $100s not worth attempting
Posted on 04/27/2013 11:57:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono
PHILADELPHIA, - A former counterfeiter told a Philadelphia radio station he "wouldn't even attempt" to counterfeit the new $100 bills if he returned to his life of crime.
Wayne Victor Dennis, who was convicted of printing $15 million in fake $20 bills that were so convincing authorities said the currency spent years in circulation after he went to prison, told KYW-AM the new $100 bills contain many security features, but the most intimidating feature is a 3-D ribbon made of thousands of tiny lenses.
Images of bells on the ribbon turn into 100s when the bill is tilted.
"It's a great idea and I think it would be the most difficult part to counterfeit on this new bill," Dennis said.
"I would never -- but if I chose to go back into that profession, I would never even waste my time on this currency," Dennis said. "If I was to go back into that business, I wouldn't even attempt it because there's just too much sophistication."
given the old ones are still in circulation they aren’t probably going to stop anytime soon.
If you hold it up to the light you can see through it. If you hold it up to the light too long, it ignites.
I wonder if this is what has North Korea in an uproar.
Eventually, somebody will figure out how to produce high-quality counterfeit bills.
I don’t see how counterfeiters can compete with Obama.
translated: the confusion over the new 100s will make passing
counterfeits very easy.
Isn’t all our money counterfeit anyway?
If the counterfeiters really wanted a neat trick, they should have invented fractional reserve lending.
making over 90% of your money out of thin air.
How do we know this guy isn’t a fake?
only until hardly anyone will accept it as money.
until then fiat money still gets you physical commodities.
LOL...the technology to print it is worth more than the money it's self!
Ahem, so how much gold, silver or anything backs up this new hi-tech $100 bill? LOLOLOL!!!
Only for a short time, until people become educated about the new bills.
They should try tying our currency to actual gold.
That would really freak out the Feds.
I think the only way to do that now would be via Constitutional Amendment — and it would have to be done carefully to keep Congress from wriggling around it (say altering the standards of measure to alter the value of the dollar).
The new Ben Bernanke $100 bill. Keep it in your wallet too long and it turns into a $50 bill.
The value of our money decrease daily. Zer0 is the criminal who prints money and Bernanke is passing them off as real
For the lone wolf counterfeiter, its probably too much. For a nation state willing to throw millions of $$ at the problem (and execute those who fail), not so much.
counter*ieters are so stupid it never occurred to them to JUST do 1s, 5s, and 10s.
Are they really going to put Alfred E. Newman on the bill?
The Mint FINALLY does it right. Who would have thunk it.
What one government can make another government can fake.
In our case, the government is doing both. The U.S. is making the best fake money in the world!
The amusing irony is that one of the counterfeiters most frustrating to the US Secret Service was a retired old man who every now and then counterfeited $1 bills. Poorly.
Has Obama replaced Clinton on the $3 bill yet?
These 100’s are backed by the FULL faith AND credit of the Federal Government. What could possibly be more tangible than that?
It finally dawned on me....and you got a hardy laugh!!
I like the one dollar bill thing. Dark when you slip tem into a dancers panties. Dancing girls wont know till later.
Jeez dude, classify that stuff first!
Why not compete with he fed? It is printing and forging trillions of fake money every year. If they can we can. Fiat is fiat.
I remember about 1958 when I was 7. Dad would come on Friday and always ask “Hon, did you get a twenty today?”
Today I ask Mrs. POF did you get $200 today and it’s the same purchasing power, maybe less than Mom & Dad’s twenty.
I remember about the same time my wife’s old tight wad uncle would give his wife $20 and tell her to “get him a fifth and a carton of cigarettes and buy groceries with the rest”
She usually had to chip in some.
I don't know about that. A person at my bank told me last year that the police chief told her that there were fake five-dollar bills being circulated in the county.
I went though a McDonald a while ago and handed the girl at the window a $5 bill...she looked at it for about two minutes all different ways before accepting it...
I asked her... seriously...people are counterfeiting $5 bills???
She said all the time...
...and of course they got my order wrong...!
I thought the guy was going to say that soon our currency will be so worthless, that it’s not worth the trouble of printing them...instead he would focus on the Chinese Yawn or some other currency based in reality.
I haven’t held hundred dollar bill in years.
I read not that long ago that it’s believed that half of the $100 bills in circulation overseas are counterfeit.If that’s true it’s a big problem.I recall having seen videos of the security measures that Europe’s Central Bank takes with euro notes as well as the measures Canada takes with its notes.In fact,Canada is introducing polymer notes which,it’s said,are almost impossible to counterfeit and last three times longer in circulation.I have such a note from Australia.Pretty weird,actually.
The Hidden Meanings in the New $100 Bill!
First of all, I must admit that I am one of those “Conspiracy Nuts” who loves to read meaning into the back of the US $1 bill like I’m trying to solve a centuries old puzzle. The “All Seeing Eye”, the pyramid, “One World Government”, Masonic symbols, the implications of the Latin words, even the words “In God We Trust” added in 1955...all of it...I’m a big fan of secret meaning. Just Google “US Dollar Hidden Meaning” and you will find almost EVERY INTERPRETATION you can imagine. Since I don’t know which is true...I tend to believe ALL OF THEM. More fun that way. If you think this is all hogwash and there is no meaning to the back of the $1 bill...”Duh, it’s just a nice picture”...then this article is not for you.
So, of course, I was more than excited when the new $100 bill was FINALLY announced and IT HAD ALL THAT GOLD ON IT!
I admit that I am slightly biased on this. One of the central themes of my work at the Road to Roota Letters is that there is a group of people working to end the fiat money system and return the US back to the Gold Standard. For those unfamiliar with the concept read:
The Road to Roota Theory
A subscriber tipped me off years ago that the new $100 bill would be “special” when it finally got released and he wasn’t lying. I LOVE this bill! Check out how it turns gold in the light...
Ok. So it may be a coincidence and I may have an over active imagination but bear with me while we explore further. Take a real close look at the new bill keeping in mind that the US has a special history of hidden meaning behind their bills and there’s a real possibility of a currency crash (with a return to the Gold Standard) in the very near future.
Let’s start with the most glaring difference even from the other new colored bills: that huge Blue Stripe down the right center. For those not familiar with the symbolism of the American flag colors: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice. Is it possible that the big Blue Stripe may have more significance that you might expect?
When it comes to monetary theory there are really only two serious camps. The first believes in fiat/paper money and the second believes in a “hard money” backed by gold. Lets assume these two opposing ideologies are represented on this bill. Look closely at the left side of the Blue Stripe.
Let’s say the left side represents the fiat/paper money camp. There is no new coloring at all just the same ole drab green. The same ole fiat money. It’s all there...the words “Federal Reserve Note”, the Official Fed Seal, Ooo..looks like the US Treasury Secretary signature has been moved from the right to the left side(come on...which camp did you think Geithner would be put in?!). And for you currency buffs, even Benjamin Franklin is positioned on the left of the Blue Stripe with that quizzical grin...why you ask?
Well, not many know it but Ben Franklin was a BIG supporter of paper money in his day. Don’t get me wrong, he was a great and loyal American who was very much anti-banker but in his day the battle was reversed. It was the English bankers who were all about forcing the colonists onto a Gold/Silver standard but Franklin knew that the overseas trade would leave no physical money for the colonies to conduct domestic commerce with. It was probably the TRUE cause of the American Revolution! Here’s a good representation of what happened
Truthfully, it’s high time we rewrite the all the US History books and tell the world the REAL STORY. The American Revolution was actually...A REBELLION AGAINST THE BANKSTERS!
Back to the “Greenback”...
So you can see that everything on the left side of the new $100 bill relates to the continuance of fiat money.
Now let’s look at the right side of that Blue Stripe...the “Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice” side!
OH MY GOODNESS...GOLD GALORE!! A Gold Ink Well, Gold Liberty Bell, Gold Feather Pen, Gold “100”, Gold Watermark, Gold Writing in the background, Gold “July 4, 1776”...there’s even a HUGE gold “100” on the back of the right side. The right side of this bill is so full of gold it will probably droop when you hand it to the cashier!
Here’s my take on all the Gold symbolism:
- The US has long prepared to return to a Gold Standard and the time has come.
- The Gold Ink Well symbolizes the power of Congress to pass laws that can dismantle the Fiat Money System with the stoke of a pen.
- The Gold Liberty Bell within the ink well symbolizes Congresses ability to write laws that destroy the banking cabal’s strangle hold on the Liberty of citizens in the United States.
- Notice the words “THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS,PUBLIC AND PRIVATE” has also been moved from the left to the right side (or the gold standard side!)
- Notice how the color of the “100” on the bottom front changes from GREEN to GOLD...still not convinced?
- And now my favorite... look at the wording right above the “100” on the far right.
Do you see it?
“...the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new...”
That, my friends, comes directly from our Declaration of Independence and says the following:
“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
Has there ever been a time in the last 100 years that the people were more ready to “alter or abolish” our government?!
Can “They” make it more obvious...GET READY FOR A GOLD STANDARD!
The odd fact that the US Treasury chose to “anti-counterfeit” the $100 bill last is very telling. The US $100 is the MOST counterfeited bill in the world by far. So much so that the fake bills even have their own name...the “SUPERDOLLAR” or “SUPERNOTE”.
The new $100’s were going to be released on Feb 10, 2011 but the Federal Reserve announced a “delay due to production problems”. Why wait so long? In this video it sure looks like they are in full production already. (what’s with the “Wizard of Oz-esque” green drapes? No, I won’t run with that!)
Oh, did you notice that the bill in all the sample photos was printed in “SERIES 2009”? I believe that the new $100’s are ready to go and HAVE BEEN READY SINCE THE ONSET OF THE CREDIT CRISIS! They were waiting for the crash and the return to a gold standard. With this announcement they might as well say ...WE ARE READY TO COLLAPSE THE SYSTEM!!
The monetary camps split by the Blue Stripe, the Liberty Bell in the Gold Inkwell, the quotes of overthrowing the government, the delayed implementation of the $100 bill...
Get ready for a Gold Standard because we are just about there!
At the PO a couple days ago I bought a money order with $20s. The clerk checked every one of them and told me that the county treasurer had told her that $5 were the new counterfeit denomination to watch out for. Apparently a lot of fake $5 bills floating around NW WA state.