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Guess Which Has More Bills in Circulation, the $100 Bill or the $1 Bill?

Even in today's supposedly cashless society where everyone pays with credit cards or mobile payments, cash is still king. In fact, it's more popular than ever.

Dan Kopf of Quartz explains why it's (still) all about the Benjamins:

In 2017, for the first time ever, the one hundred dollar bill became the most popular US bill in circulation, beating out the one dollar bill. It is quite the turn of events for Benjamin Franklin-faced banknote. Just 10 years ago, it was less common than both the $20 and the $1.
Why are hundreds so much more common these days? It’s not because more people are using them for day-to-day spending. The vast majority of cash transactions are still made in small bills.
According to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the $100 bill is on the rise as a form of savings ...
The Fed researchers suggest that people across the world are stashing hundreds under their beds as an alternative in case their local currency takes a dive.

Image: Atlas, with data from the Federal Reserve Board


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when's the last time you saw a 100 dollar bill? a printer alone will not do it anymore. they have been designed and engineered to eliminate the simple printer counterfeiter.
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On a personal note, I can't recall the last time I had a $100 bill in my possession, let alone a $50 bill. When we were in Las Vegas in 1994, the casino ATMs only gave out $100s. When I was in college one year I paid my bill with 7 $100 bills just for the hell of it. I seldom carry more than $20 in cash these days.
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