Friday, January 30, 2009

Did You Know.......

What is the highest bill of paper currency ever printed by the U.S. Treasury Department?
According to the Treasury Web site, the largest denominations ever printed were $100,000 gold certificates. They featured the portrait of Woodrow Wilson and were printed from December 1934 through January 1935. They were issued to Federal Reserve banks and were not circulated among the general public.
Today, the $100 bill is the largest denomination available. At one point, the Treasury also printed $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills. These were largely used for bank transfer payments and were discontinued decades ago.

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