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We’re probably stating the obvious, but kids love anything online. Our Fun Facts are no exception. Children who are curious and want to learn about money now will likely become savvier managers of money as adults.

Fun Facts About U.S. Money

What was the largest bill ever printed and whose portrait was on it?

The largest bill ever printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, was the $100,000 gold certificate. On it, appears our 28th President, Woodrow Wilson.*

What is the largest note produced today and whose portrait is on it?

The largest note produced today is the $100 bill and Benjamin Franklin appears on it. That is why $100 bills are sometimes referred to as “Benjamins”.*

When was the first dollar coin issued?

The first dollar coin was issued in 1782.*

How much does it cost to produce a single currency note?

It costs approximately 6.4 cents per note to produce U.S. currency.*

If you had 10 billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, how long would it take before you went broke?

It would take 317 years before you went broke.**

On the flip side... what's pictured on the back of the following U.S. currency?


Lincoln Memorial


Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson

$2 bill

The signing of the Declaration of Independence

$10 bill

U.S. Treasury

$20 bill

The White House


When you deposit money into a savings account, what is the extra money that the bank pays you monthly called?


If you had a quarter, a dime, a nickel and a penny in your piggy bank, how much money would you have?

41 cents

If a comic book costs $3 and you and your brother or sister want to share the cost equally, how much would each of you spend?


If you save $1 every week for a year, how much money will you have at the end of the year?


*Source: Federal Reserve Bank
**Source: U.S. Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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