33 Fun Facts About Money

The financial history of the US is full of strange and interesting facts that most people have never heard. Some of these historical quirks and have spilled over into the present day and continue to affect the way Americans interact with money, whether they know it or not.

The cards below shows 33 fun facts about money in the U.S. Did you know . . .?

1. Also the least practical bill ever… 

2. Broken bill? Not to worry...

3. The silver center cent

4. Who’s hoarding all the coins?

5. The first and only…

6. No – it’s not Monopoly money

7. Good old George, gracing our cash since 1869

8. Talk about dirty money

9. The most prolific bill

10. In God we trust…

11. They bring good luck

12. Talk about a green thumb!

13. Where have you been, George?

14. A Native American celebrity, too

15. Silly Miss Liberty

16. Rogue minting

17. Trust me, I counted 

18. I spy with my little eye… 

19. Don’t look at me… I’m a credit card guy

20. A baker’s dozen 

21. Will cartwheel for cash

22. The mile high club

23. Crawl, don’t walk, to your nearest bank

24. Common in the 1860s

25. Not 100% cotton…

26. That’s a lot of cash!

27. Pay your rent with a mile of pennies 

28. Life is short — Especially if your are a $10 bill

29. Just don’t take any wooden nickels

30. Most things that appear to be perfect are inauthentic

31. This is one way to balance your books

32. Not a single African American

33. A beautiful sight …


We hope that this list of 33 fun facts about money has proved that there’s an interesting story behind each and every bank note in circulation. Perhaps the next time you spend your cash, you will take a moment to reflect on the history of the bill in your hand – where it came from (you can actually check out wheresgeorge.com to find out), the materials that comprise it, or even the Intaglio, which gives the note its distinctive texture.

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