The U.S. Department of the Treasury reports that production of $500 bills ended during World War II. Distribution of these bills ceased on July 14, 1969. The Treasury notes that some of these bills may remain in circulation as of 2014 and are still considered legal tender.
According to the United States Secret Service, more than half of a torn or damaged dollar bill must be intact for it to still be considered legal tender. When a bill is torn, mutilated or otherwise damaged, it should be taken to a bank for redemption.
Approximately 74,700 dollar bills will fit into a medium-sized suitcase that measures 11 inches long, 18 inches wide and 26 inches tall. When multiplied together, the suitcase has a volume of 5,148 inches cubed.
To convert pounds to dollars, find the current exchange rate and multiply the rate by the amount of pounds. Expect fluctuations in the exact exchange rate when you visit a bank or ATM to convert your money.
Gold Silver explains that the most significant difference between money and currency is that currency does not have consistent value. Currency is used as a physical representation of value that changes over time and varies from one country to the next. According to the Gold Silver website, gold and silver are the only items that have served as money and represented fixed value throughout human history.
The currency used in Dublin, Ireland, is the euro. Ireland is one of 17 countries that uses the euro as its official form of currency.
One lakh, equivalent to 100,000 rupees, is equal to $1643.65 U.S. dollars, as of Sept. 12, 2014. The lakh is a Hindi term used throughout southern Asia to describe 100,000 of something, but it commonly refers specifically to large sums of rupees, the currency of India.
U.S. currency does not use a font; each coin and bill denomination uses a hand-drawn design engraved onto custom dies for printing. LTR Federal is a commercial font designed to emulate the look of current denominations of U.S. banknotes. LTR Federal is available as both a traditional font package and as a vector image for one-time use.
The first U.S. 5-cent coins, starting in the 1790s, were made of a silver and copper alloy and were smaller than a dime. Called half-dimes, they contained one-twentieth of the amount of silver found in the silver dollar.
The U.S. Mint produced the Eisenhower silver dollar, created in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, from 1971 to 1978. The coin is made of 75-percent copper and 25-percent nickel, although a collector's version of the coin contains 60-percent copper and 40-percent silver.
Susan B. Anthony appeared on one dollar coins produced and minted from the years 1979 to 1981 and then again in 1999, and she was placed on them as a way to honor her work as a women's rights activist.
As of 2014, the currency used in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. One shilling is divisible into 100 cents, and Kenyan shillings are available as both coins and banknotes.
The highest valued currency in the world is the Kuwaiti Dinar. One Kuwaiti Dinar is equal to $3.54 in U.S. currency, 2.7 Euros or $3.84 in Canadian currency.
Although $100,000 notes were printed in the 1930s, they were only used for transactions between branches of the Federal Reserve Bank and were never issued to the public. The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing issued $100,000 Gold Certificates between Dec. 18, 1934 and Jan. 9, 1935.
Money is made with a paper called rag paper, which is made of cotton and linen fibers, How Stuff Works states. Rag paper is thinner than regular paper made from tree cellulose and does not disintegrate when put through a washing machine.
When talking about money, the letter K after a number denotes thousands. 1K means $1,000 while 100K stands for $100,000. Both uppercase and lowercase K's are generally accepted and recognized.
A 1974 half dollar is a 50-cent coin featuring the face of President John F. Kennedy on it. The coin was originally released in 1964 after Kennedy’s assassination.
It takes 100 lakhs to equal 1 crore. Both lakhs and crores are numbers in the South Asian numbering system and are typically used to discuss currency.
A monetary coin is a circulated coin that has financial value in a culture. Paper money and coins are standard currencies in most countries. A monetary coin is different from a collectible coin that has no tangible value.
Information on current currency values is available from financial news sources, such as Bloomberg News and CNN Money. These sources provide information on the major world currencies in terms of the U.S. dollar.
According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, the official end to the U.S. Gold Standard came in 1971 when President Richard Nixon announced that the government would no longer redeem dollars for gold. This political move was the last in a line of policies designed to increase purchasing power.
Yes, you can get money in exchange for aluminum can pull tabs. The tabs are made from an aluminum alloy and can be exchanged at a recycling center for their worth in metals, according to Snopes.com.