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Old 01-04-2020, 03:13 PM
 
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Has anybody else noticed the sudden increase of $2 notes in circulation over the past few months? I started really seeing them last summer, used to be I'd maybe handle one or two a month and now it seems like I get 5 or 6 a week flowing through my tills. In fact last week on a routine post-work bike ride I even found, scattered in the gutter alongside the road, $14 worth of them and in seemingly brand-new condition. Most I've seen (that I've closely examined, anyways) are of the 2013 series.

Did the treasury department find they had a surplus of $2 bills they wanted to get rid of so they decided to put them into circulation, or what?

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Old 01-04-2020, 03:19 PM
 
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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

Edit: they are all older bills just not circulated much. Every chase Branch I’ve asked for them at they’ve had them on hand

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Old 01-04-2020, 04:12 PM
 
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If you ever make to the city of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, it seems like half the US currency in circulation over there are $2 bills. It's funny seeing non-American tourists look at them and think they are all counterfeit and fake, since most have never seen a US $2 bill in their life, including when they have traveled throughout the US.

My one aunt, who used to work in a bank, used to give me money for Christmas and my birthday, in a all $2 bills, this was back in the 80s and early 90s though.
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:27 PM
 
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Better than a $3
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:16 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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A stigma from WW11 Hawaii.
Legal brothels allowed by the Police Chief and the Military CO.
$2.00 for two mins.
There were curtains separating women on cots.
Servicing 5 men then taking a break.
Saw it shown on the History channel as I recall.
Today cash registers do not have a bin for a $2.00 bill.
I for one hate having all the $1.00 bills in my wallet while. $2.00 bill would save space and less bulky....also would be nice to have bills in different colors like they have in Canada...hard to make any mistake in change.
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Old Yesterday, 10:54 AM
 
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Has anybody else noticed the sudden increase of $2 notes in circulation over the past few months?
Not me.

The issue always has been the number of slots in an a standard cash register drawer. There is a slot for ones, fives, tens and twenties. Fifties and hundreds go underneath. Where do the $2 bills reside?

That's the same issue for the $1 coins: a standard cash register drawer has a spot for pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. There is no spot for a 50 cent coin or a $1 coin.
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Old Yesterday, 12:05 PM
 
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Veering a bit off topic: according to my grandmother, if you keep a $2 bill in your wallet at all times, you will never be broke.


I've had a $2 bill folded up and tucked into my wallet for decades.


I used to have a $2 silver note tucked into my wallet but, unfortunately, that was stolen, so I had to replace it with a regular $2.
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Old Yesterday, 12:50 PM
 
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Today cash registers do not have a bin for a $2.00 bill.
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The issue always has been the number of slots in an a standard cash register drawer. There is a slot for ones, fives, tens and twenties. Fifties and hundreds go underneath. Where do the $2 bills reside?
At work they just put them in the slot where the tenners used to go!

The tills they use have five bins for coin: ¢1, ¢5, ¢10 and ¢25, plus a wider fifth bin that usually seems mostly to be populated by paper clips, car wash tokens, lottery pencils and such but also is a convenient group home for the few ¢50 and $1 coins (name your design/era) that flow through there, plus the occasional beaver or maple leaf.
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Old Yesterday, 01:21 PM
 
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Has anybody else noticed the sudden increase of $2 notes in circulation over the past few months? I started really seeing them last summer, used to be I'd maybe handle one or two a month and now it seems like I get 5 or 6 a week flowing through my tills. In fact last week on a routine post-work bike ride I even found, scattered in the gutter alongside the road, $14 worth of them and in seemingly brand-new condition. Most I've seen (that I've closely examined, anyways) are of the 2013 series.

Did the treasury department find they had a surplus of $2 bills they wanted to get rid of so they decided to put them into circulation, or what?
I haven't seen a $2.00 bill in a long time - I would welcome them, I really liked them! I don't like the gross looking one dollar bills that look so dirty and clutter up your change purse. If I start seeing them, I am going to collect as many as I can. Maybe we can go to the bank and ask for the $2.00 bills, if they are in print again. I don't like those huge coins though, glad I don't see those - I think they are $1.00, could you imagine carrying $10.00 worth of $1.00 coins?
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Old Yesterday, 01:22 PM
 
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Veering a bit off topic: according to my grandmother, if you keep a $2 bill in your wallet at all times, you will never be broke.


I've had a $2 bill folded up and tucked into my wallet for decades.


I used to have a $2 silver note tucked into my wallet but, unfortunately, that was stolen, so I had to replace it with a regular $2.
Your grandmother, a wise woman!!!
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