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7 Amazing Facts About U.S. Currency

[tps_header]U.S. currency rules the lives of many Americans, yet there are some fun little facts we don’t know about our currency. If you would like to be knowledgeable about the hard-earned money in your wallet, be sure to read on! Below, you will find some amazing facts about our U.S. currency you need to read to believe![/tps_header]

Short Lifespan

Most people believe that money lasts forever, and you could take that quite literally. However, our currency bills do not last that long, because a $1 bill has an average lifespan of only 22 months. The lifespan of the $5 and $10 bill is even shorter, since they have a respective lifespan of 16 and 18 months. Still, the more valuable bills last longer, with the $100 bill having a lifespan of 89 months.

When a bill reaches the ends of its lifespan, the bill is taken out of circulation. Of course, the bill removed from circulation is eventually replaced by a new one from the BEP (U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing).

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