What Is the Highest Denomination of United States Currency?

What Is the Highest Denomination of United States Currency?

What Is the Highest Denomination of United States Currency?

The highest denomination of currency currently produced in the United States is the $100 bill. The $100,000 bill was the highest denomination ever made.

The United States Treasury no longer produces anything higher than $100 bills because the higher denominations do not meet the needs of the public any longer. This change was made in 1969. Denominations of $500, $1000, $5000 and $10,000 are still found in circulation today and are still considered legal tender, but the Federal Reserve Banks destroy them as they come in.

The $100,000 bill was made from December 1934 to January 1935. These were never put into circulation and were only used for transactions between Federal Reserve Banks.