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Money Stuff

Here are some neat things about money.



  1. A dollar bill is exactly six inches long.

  2. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge, a quarter has 119.

  3. Almost half of the bills printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing are $1 bills.

  4. A $1 bill is the most-used bill and only lasts about one and a half years before it is too worn out to use any more; a $5 bill lasts about two years; a $10 bill lasts about three years; a $20 bill lasts about four years; and $50 and $100 bills last about nine years. Bills that get worn out from everyday use are shredded and replaced with new ones.

  5. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 38 million bills a day with a value of about $541 million. Almost all of those are used to replace old worn-out bills.

  6. The United States government makes more than 10 billion pennies every year.

  7. Benjamin Franklin designed one of the first American coins. It didn't say “In God We Trust” like today's coins. It said “Mind Your Business.”

  8. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar, using different combinations of coins.

  9. There are 9,823,546,661,905 ways to make change for a $100 bill, using other bills and coins.

  10. It costs the U.S. Mint 1.5 cents to make every penny. It costs 6 cents to make a nickel, worth 5 cents. This means that they lose money on every penny and nickel they make!
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