The History of U.S. Paper Money

The History of U.S. Paper Money

Most of us have some denomination of greenbacks stashed somewhere. Whether in our wallet or in a shoebox under our beds, U.S. paper money has a long history.  Paper Currency According to the U.S. Currency Education Program, paper currency was established in the United...
Foreign Coins Minted in the U.S. During WWII

Foreign Coins Minted in the U.S. During WWII

There are three active mints within the United States (San Francisco, Denver, and Philadelphia). Each of these mints are responsible for the creation of coins that are in circulation within the U.S. Not as well known is the fact that during World War II (WWII) the...
Whatever Happened to the $2 Bill?

Whatever Happened to the $2 Bill?

When people think about cash currency in the United States they most often think of the most popular denominations: $1, $5, $10, $20, and maybe, wistfully, $100. Hardly anyone these days thinks of or remembers the $2 bill. Most people think $2 bills are a thing of the...
Top Countries That Count on Cash

Top Countries That Count on Cash

While credit card companies are pushing for a move to a cashless society, that situation is clearly not taking hold in many parts of the world. While there has been a rise in cashless payments, especially since the global COVID-19 pandemic, cash is still heavily...
Carrying Cash While Traveling

Carrying Cash While Traveling

After two years of essentially staying put during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are eager to hit the road again. Traveling abroad significantly increased during the 2002 summer season as travel restrictions to other countries decreased. With people pulling out...