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Old 01-05-2020, 06:50 PM
 
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They've been in print through 2019. I don't believe the Federal Reserve is printing any in 2020.
I better get some of those $2.00 bills and quickly.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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The reserve isn't printing any in 2020 because there are enough printed in 2019

The bill isn't scarce... It's just not used normally in many situations. Since people don't see them, they THINK it's rare and thus keep and don't use them, which just adds to the reason why you don't see them too often

You can go to your local bank and request them. If they don't have them, they can order a batch for you.

Some groups use them to show the impact they have on the economy.

For example, Clemson football fans that go to away games try to pay or tip with $2 bills (sometimes stamped with an orange tiger paw) at the local stores where the game is being played.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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They have become popular as tipping units. A number of credit card gurus have talked about tipping in 2s the points guy, million mile at a time etc. my wife and I travel for work a fair amount and to the same places so it does make you easily rememberable if you frequent places, sometimes results in better service sometimes not

This reminded me of the story about the Taco Bell employee refusing to take a $2 bill because he thought it was fake. Alas, according to Snopes, the story is unconfirmed.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/taco-hell/
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I use them all the time. Part time hobby of mine is bill and coin roll searching, so I go to the bank and ask for misc denominations here and there to search through for old stuff.

Anyway, $2 bills aren't rare. They just don't get used much. One of my fave things to do is to buy a coffee with a $2 bill and a 50 cent coin. The reactions are priceless. Most tellers are young kids who have never seen either and want to keep them or don't know what to do with them. A couple times I was asked to pay with something else. I assume the teller thought it was fake (Who fakes a $2 bill?).

I have 3 or 4 of them in my wallet right now actually. The only ones I keep are the 1976 series or older $2 bills, or star note $2 bills.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:33 AM
 
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Do they have an orange tiger paw stamped on them?


this is a Clemson tradition.. https://www.greenvilleonline.com/sto...ion/711655001/
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:40 AM
 
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Local strip club changes the cash machines over from giving $1 bills to $2 bills.
I figured some local guy died and his horde of stored $2 bills got into circulation, but this is funnier.
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Old 01-06-2020, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Around here $2 bills are considered "lucky" money. It is the preferred bill to give in red envelopes when passing out lots of them to children for a token Chinese/Vietnamese New Year gift. That said, my wife informed me that offering her only $2 for the New Year would not be lucky for me at all. It seems Mr. Franklin is considered to have more luck for spouses.
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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They are often used as a promo to impress on merchants how much members of a group spend in their stores. The annual refund from my college bookstore co-op was paid out in $2 bills. Admission to my gun club's gun show is $12, and change is paid out in $2 bills. Hand them a $20 and get four bills in change. Chances are, someone is doing a similar promo in the OP's area.
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:30 PM
 
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They are often used as a promo to impress on merchants how much members of a group spend in their stores. The annual refund from my college bookstore co-op was paid out in $2 bills. Admission to my gun club's gun show is $12, and change is paid out in $2 bills. Hand them a $20 and get four bills in change. Chances are, someone is doing a similar promo in the OP's area.

Sometimes it's just simpler, too. I recall a program for an NFL game being $18.. Vendors carried around $2 bills for change, because the odds were someone was going to be handing them a $20.


Didn't even remember that until your story.. Was many, many years ago.
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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This reminded me of the story about the Taco Bell employee refusing to take a $2 bill because he thought it was fake. Alas, according to Snopes, the story is unconfirmed.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/taco-hell/

I've had similar happen to me. When trying to spend a $2 bill, on occasion the employee at the register will show the bill to someone else... presumably they were unsure if it was real. In the end I never had a $2 bill actually refused, though.
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