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Old 07-02-2019, 05:38 AM
 
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$10s are out there but with ATMs and banks handing out 20s you don't see the 10 as much.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:44 AM
 
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^^^ Ditto. I can't get a $10 bill out of the ATM.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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It's weird. I couldn't get thousands at Christmas either and was surprised to hear they were discontinued.

However a nice, shiny 2019 penny sits here on my computer desk just because it's such an oddity - something that costs more to make than it is worth!

I'd like to hear someone explain the reasoning behind our currency.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I'm probably one of the only people who spends $2 bills. You can get them from a bank, so every once in a while i'll buy a stack.

The look on people's faces when you buy a coffee with a $2 bill and a 50 cent coin.
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I recently got a $1 coin back as change at a convenience store. I have a stack of those in a drawer somewhere. Other than shortly after they introduced them, I can't remember ever seeing one in circulation.


Although, if were up to me, we'd get rid of the penny, nickel, and paper dollar.
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:34 PM
 
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The graf in post 4 is interesting


I'm shocked that 100s are the highest percentage in circulation


Why do we need 2.00 and 50.00 dollar bills?
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:30 PM
 
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How about this: with the popularity of Hamilton the musical, people are hanging on to anything with his picture!
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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It seems lately, everywhere I go, barely anybody has $10 bills anymore. There seems to be an overabundance of $20 and fivers, but no tenners. Why is that? Has the government suddenly stopped printing $10 bills or has the bank herd mentality dictated that they're unprofitable?
The limited use of tens has been going on for years. In the 1970s and 1980s I used to have to place currency orders so that theaters would have enough change for weekends and holidays. Those orders were usually proportioned like: $500 in quarters, $1,000 or more in singles, and $250 in fives. The first to run out was almost always singles.

Twenties are a destination bill. Rarely are twenties used to make change, and they make up the lion's share of store deposits. Stores stocking an excess of fives and limited tens makes sense, as the fives can easily serve double duty.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:02 PM
 
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Ones, fives, twenties, and hundreds are what we need and what we use. I like to see Sam Grant on the fifty because he somehow looks like the closet alcoholic he was.
The teller at my bank had never seen a five hundred. It has Grover Cleveland's picture on it.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:05 PM
 
Location: equator
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I recently got a $1 coin back as change at a convenience store. I have a stack of those in a drawer somewhere. Other than shortly after they introduced them, I can't remember ever seeing one in circulation.


Although, if were up to me, we'd get rid of the penny, nickel, and paper dollar.
The $1 coins are all down here in Ecuador where the locals prefer them to paper bills. Very difficult to get small bills down here so we have to mule them from the U.S. Fives and tens are precious though sometimes the ATM will dispense a couple tens along with the 20s.

Even worse in Europe where the ATM dispenses only 50s. Try buying a refrigerator magnet or bottle of water with a 50. No Bueno!

They have one and two dollar coins there.
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