You may be under the impression that the two dollar bill is a rare, out-of-circulation form of U.S. currency. While it’s true that less than 1% of the bills printed every year are two-dollar-bills, there are still $1,166,091,458 worth of them in circulation. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving produced 61 million of them in 2005 alone! The fact of the matter is that since $2 bills make up such a small percentage of the bills currently printed, many people, including store owners and bank customers, are unaware that they are still in existence. As a result, people decline to ask banks for $2 bills and they remain in bank vaults unused. Some store owners mistakenly refuse to accept them under the impression that they are not valid currency. Also, even though a $2 bill is still worth exactly $2, and not any more, many people mistakenly believe that their $2 bills are rare, and will hold onto them instead of spending them.
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