What Font Looks Most Like the Currency Font Used on U.S. Money?

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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.

Each section of a U.S. bill uses a different engraved plate. Different engravers specialize in text, portraits or other elements of the design. Specialized engravers are responsible for creating the plates that impart colors and other security features to newer print runs of bills.

The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing delivers 26 million banknotes per day. The majority of these bills are produced to replace currency that is leaving circulation, rather than adding to the total amount of currency in circulation in the United States. This rate of production uses 9.6 tons of ink every day.

The greatest denomination of currency in current production and circulation is the $100 bill. Notes of greater value already in circulation remain legal tender, as do older coins. Foreign currency is not obligatory legal tender in the U.S., including gold and silver coins valued by weight.