Thursday, February 24, 2005

Interesting money facts...

Did you know...

You most likely have cocaine in you're house right now. A recent study showed that nearly 93% of all bills contain an average of 16 micrograms (16 one-millionths of a gram) and that every $20 bill it tested tested positive for the drug.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 37 million notes a day with a face value of approximately $696 million.

If you had 10 billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would require 317 years for you to go broke.

Between the Fort Worth, Texas and the Washington, DC Facilities approximately 18 tons of ink per day are used.

Have you ever wondered how many times you could fold a piece of currency before it would tear? About 4,000 double folds (first forward and then backwards) are required before a note will tear.

The hands of the clock in the steeple of Independence Hall on the reverse of the $100 Federal Reserve Note are set at approximately 4:10.

Martha Washington is the only woman whose portrait has appeared on a U.S. currency note. It appeared on the face of the $1 Silver Certificate of 1886 and 1891, and the back of the $1 Silver Certificate of 1896.

During Fiscal Year 2003, it cost approximately 6 cents per note to produce 8.2 billion U.S. paper currency notes.

Contrary to popular belief, the automobile pictured on the back of the $10 note is not a Model "T" Ford. It is merely a creation of the designer of the bill.

You can track you're bill with it's serial number on the website http://www.wheresgeorge.com. They track more than 58 million bills valued at near 1/3 of a billion dollars. Go online to see where's your bill has been.

Information gathered from:

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1511/is_n10_v19/ai_21145379/pg_2

http://www.moneyfactory.com/document.cfm/18/106

http://www.wheresgeorge.com

3 Comments:

Blogger Buck-Fush said...

The back of a 5 dollar bill also has the 48 continental states written on it.
Look at the top of the Lincoln Memorial........

9:29 PM  
Blogger Bert said...

Are they readable? Is it a big enough font that you can actually read them all? (Sorry I don't have a $5 handy!).

I do know that near the upper right hand corner of a $1 there is a spider. And supposedly there's supposed to be an owl somewhere near the upper left side but I still can't see it yet.

5:38 PM  
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10:15 PM  

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