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Re^4: puzzle: how many ways to make $100

by halley (Prior)
on Apr 30, 2006 at 04:26 UTC ( #546552=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: puzzle: how many ways to make $100
in thread puzzle: how many ways to make $100

There is a $2 bill. Just try finding one nowadays. Apparently the U.S. Mint is still printing them, but it must not be issuing large quantities because I almost never see one. I think it's unrealistic to expect to be able to make $100 with 50 $2 bills, for example.

Just a total nit, but the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing makes the paper stuff in D.C.; the US Mint makes the coins in Denver and Philadelphia.

If you visit the USBEP, or their website, you can order as many $2 bills as you like, even in odd collectables such as uncut sheets of multiple consecutively-numbered bills.

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Comment on Re^4: puzzle: how many ways to make $100
OT: $2 bills
by jdalbec (Deacon) on Apr 30, 2006 at 15:59 UTC
    Yes, except all the $2 uncut sheets are listed as "Temporarily out of stock." $2 "Single Star notes" (series 2003) are sold out. The $2 "Independence notes" (series 1995) appear to be available at $6.95 each. Making $100 with 50 of those will cost you $347.50. Plus tax, I expect.

      FYI I used to just go to the bank and ask for my money in $2 bills, never had any trouble getting them. I think they had to get them from somewhere besides their cash drawer though. ;)


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      Eric Hodges
      $2 bills used to be common in Canada up until maybe 10 years ago when they switched to a $2 coin with two different colours of metal known as a Twonie.
      You get currency from banks. Banks don't sell collectors items.

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