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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?
Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson
The signing of the Declaration of Independence
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?
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