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Check out these fun facts about money...


  • New $100 bills were introduced in 2013.
  • Security Threads and microprinting were introduced in 1990 on $50 and $100 bills.
  • Money is produced in Washington D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Coins usually survive in circulation for about 30 years.
  • In 1919 the average income in America was around $650 per year.
  • Parker Brothers printed more money for its Monopoly games than the Federal Reserve has issued in real money for the United States.
  • A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge and a dime has 118.
  • A piece of currency can be folded back and forth 4,000 times before it will tear.
  • The Massachusetts Bay Colony issued the first paper money in America in 1690. The colonies would later form the United States.
  • In 1916, you could get your money laundered for free! If your money was in good enough shape, you could take it to Washington, D.C., where it could be washed, ironed and reissued.
  • The pyramid on the back of your currency is actually the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States. The pyramid represents strength and permanence and has been left unfinished to signify the future growth of the country.
  • There were more than 10 billion pennies made in 1998.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • The hands of the clock on the back of the $100 bill are set at approximately 4:10. Although the time is not readily identifiable to the naked eye, it can be seen when examined with 20 fold magnification. There are no records explaining why that particular time was chosen.
  • Shopping was fun in 1900, women could buy a pair of shoes for just $1.00.
  • A million $1 bills weigh 2,200 pounds.


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