The New $100 Bill Coming October 2013

The new $100 bill is coming October 2013. Per USA today, this is what it will look like:

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Not so impressive, considering the delay:

The revamped bill had been expected to go into circulation in February 2011. But in December 2010, officials announced an indefinite delay. They said they needed more time to fix production issues that left unwanted creases in many of the notes.

What are your thoughts on the design? Here are a few comparisons.