4. High-denomination bills ($500-$100,000 notes) are technically legal tender
However they were last printed in 1945 and officially discontinued on Jul 14, 1969 by the Federal Reserve System at the request of President Nixon in an effort to help stop organized crime.
5. All U.S. Dollar currency costs less than 20 cents to print/mint per piece
- $1 and $2 notes cost 5.2 cents per note
- $5 and $10 notes cost 8.5 cents per note
- $20 and $50 notes cost 9.2 cents per note
- $100 note cost 7.7 cents per note
- $1 Coin costs 18.03 cents
- Quarter costs 11.14 cents
- Dime costs 5.65 cents
- Nickel costs 11.18 cents
- Penny costs 2.41 cents
It’s interesting that the Nickel and Penny actually cost more to make than they’re worth. Also quite interesting that the $1 coin is the most expensive to make.
And there you have 5 not so geeky geek facts about the U.S. Dollar