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There Really Was a $100,000 Bill

The largest bill currently printed and circulated by the U.S. Treasury is the $100 bill, but there used to be bills much larger. One was even worth $100,000.

In 1969, the Treasury discontinued the distribution of any bills greater than $100. The $500 bill, the $1,000 bill, the $5,000 bill, and the $10,000 bill had all been printed in one form or another since the late 18th century. The last series, of what…

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Daniel Ganninger

The writer, editor, and chief lackey of Knowledge Stew and the Knowledge Stew line of trivia books. Connect at knowledgestew.com and danielganninger.com