The FBI is reporting an unusual heist of some newly designed $100 bills that aren’t going into circulation until next year.

Agent Frank Burton Jr. says the cash was stolen from a plane that arrived at Philadelphia International Airport around 10:25 a.m. Thursday from Dallas.

Investigators said these Benjamins are easy to spot. The new bills have sophisticated elements to thwart counterfeiters, like a disappearing Liberty Bell in an orange inkwell and a bright blue security ribbon…

The theft was reported by a courier service transporting the C-notes when the shipment arrived Thursday afternoon at the Federal Reserve Building in East Rutherford, N.J. Officials then discovered some of the money was missing.

Cripes! Why do we keep coming up with the ugliest currency in the world.

  1. roy b. giv says:

    lost or stolen, when they are issued, they won’t be worth much if O’Bama gets reelected…

    hey, I’ll trade you an O’Bama phone for an O’Bama car!!

    • Vic says:

      Yeah they should have put someone who did great things for our country like “W” he would know what to do..

      “Shame on me..shame on..aww screw it”

  2. McCullough says:

    In Gold We Trust.

  3. John says:

    So that’s what a 100 dollar bill looks like. I just never get to see one very often.

  4. sargasso_c says:

    Tax fare to LAX from Buena Park.

    • sargasso_c says:

      Left out an “i”.

      • Latka says:

        The “i” stands for income, which is too small to see anyway. All that’s left is “Tax”, so you got it right!

        (Thank you very much.)

  5. Supreme Ultrahuman (I see the comment system is still designed for retards.) says:

    To hell with gold. We should base our currency on crap. There’s more of it in the world every day so we’d have an endlessly expanding money supply.

  6. Dallas says:

    That is ugly money. Why not use George Clooney or Brad Pitt?

    Anyway, we should stop printing money anyway. Pay everything electronically. Hate when people hold me up in line paying with cash and coins. It’s barbaric

    • Admfubar says:

      You need to be slapped upside the head with a 2×4 for that comment! banks are stealing enough from consumers, we dont need them as the only “currency”. we have enough monopolies. it is bad enough that retailers have to pay a certain percent of all sales to credit card issuers, for the privilege of being able to let consumers use cards at their place of business. not to mention the interest rates, fees and other bs they slap on willy nilly to rape the consumer.

    • Gildersleeve says:

      I stood in a line at the local Walgreens today while this semi-old geezer tried to get his stupid card to swipe. If he’d been using cash there wouldn’t have been a line. Electronic money is bullshit.

      • Dallas says:

        The old geezer should have swiped the card stripe down.
        You’re kinda like a new age old geezer still wanting to carry around dead trees to pay for shit.

      • spsffan says:

        Indeed. I regularly wait in line while clueless tards swipe, re-swipe, get rejected, pull out another card, don’t get approval, fish around for another card, don’t get approval, and finally pay cash.

        If they’d paid cash in the first place, my lettuce wouldn’t be wilted before I leave the store.

  7. dusanmal says:

    “Investigators said these Benjamins are easy to spot. The new bills have sophisticated elements to thwart counterfeiters” – and now counterfeiters have good specimens to copy and money to invest in some printing equipment and supplies.

  8. Evolouie says:

    And for all those who think we should go back to the gold standard. Where are we supposed to come up with all that gold?
    There has not been enough gold dug up in the history of gold mining to cover our economy lat alone the world economy.

  9. ± says:

    I love how Franklin always has that “I just ate a persimmon” look.

  10. Duh! says:

    Is it just a coincidence that the “Feds” charter is scheduled to end in 2013? And now they are trying to figure out new ways to arm twist the government into another 100 year contract? Not that they really need to arm twist anyone, but what else are they going to do when the entire economy is going to hell and the very money they keep printing only speeds up the process? Oh! That’s right! Print NEW money!

    For you completely clueless idiots, the Federal Reserve is NOT a branch of the Federal Government – or any other government – even though they act they are. The Federal Reserve is no more “federal” than Federal Express is. (See if you can’t figure out why.)

    And is it any wonder that the Federal Reserve is now trying new ways to justify their existence by redesigning their “notes” to look more like European currency, or even CHINESE?!

    HELLO?! Is anyone looking at the REAL story here?

  11. Benjamin says:

    If it says “SPECIMEN” like in the picture, than it’s not work more than the paper it is printed on, so what’s the problem?

    For the gold standard I would fix the price of gold at $1740.61 and make money out of plexiglass with a little tiny piece of gold embedded in the plexi. Therefore, the money would retain value and neither the government nor the Fed would be allowed to play tricks with it. Also the gold is protected by the plexiglass, so the little bit of gold can be seen, but not be worn away with handling.

    • Benjamin says:

      And yes, I realize that is only .0179 grams, which is why we need the plastic shell to hold the gold, otherwise it is too hard to handle

    • tcc3 says:

      How do you propose to “fix” the price of gold?

      Where are you going to get enough gold to keep the economy working? The world economy is worth more than all the gold ever mined.

      How do you keep speculators from manipulating currency value by buying/selling/dumping/controlling the gold supply?

      You gold bug morons haven’t thought this through. There were reasons we got off the gold standard.

      • Benjamin says:

        By putting that amount of gold in the actual money you can fix the price of gold. Value may fluctuate, but it will always be so much amount of gold.

        • tcc3 says:

          Unless some one hoards gold to influence the price.

          Or unless a huge new gold mine is found, thus lowering the relative value of existing gold.

          So you only responded to one problem and your answer was “We’ll fix the price by fixing the price”

  12. dcphill says:

    How many of those gold imbedded plexiglass planks could you put in your wallet?

  13. jbenson2 says:

    No big deal. If Obama gets re-elected for a 2nd term, the $100 bill won’t be worth much anyways.

  14. MartinJJ says:

    Tip for everyone to watch. The Secret of Oz about the debt moneysystem and how it came to be. And how to get out of the mess. Not even a gold standard required for that.

  15. Sam says:

    The money/debt system we live under is WAY too complicated.

    There are too many people who make money and produce nothing. Why is that?

  16. msbpodcast says:

    So what do they, and we, figure a Benjamin’s worth these days?

    Is this the smallest denomination that the counterfeiters are bothering with these days because they know soon it won’t be worth the price of a loaf of bread?

    The oligarchs are holding lots and lots of land, like entire states in area, because they know that all money is fungible.

    The 1%ers are going to be trying, and failing, to stop the tide from rising and drowning them all. (Its happened lots of times before. [Read your history books. Since early Mezo-American, Mesopotamian, Greek and Mycenaean times this kind of “end of succession” problems have always had bloody resolutions.])

    The 99%ers are going to do what they’ve always done: take it in the shorts.

    The thing to remember is that the 1%ers are going to slaughter themselves on the way out. 🙂 (Meanwhile Mrs Lafarge, a typical rich bitch will keep on, uh, cooking up interesting meals for them all…

  17. ECA says:

    NO opinion here, only spam..

    WHO DID IT.?

    WHO cares??

  18. Rick says:

    This is what happens when we privatize our monetary system.

    Now the international criminals will make superbills with the samples.


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