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Currency Quiz

See if you can hit the jackpot with our currency quiz.

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See if you can hit the jackpot with our currency quiz.

1. When did the U.S. Treasury first print paper money?

  • 1776
  • 1792
  • 1862

2. What is U.S. paper money made of?

  • 75 percent cotton, 25 percent linen
  • 75 percent cotton, 25 percent silk
  • 50 percent linen, 50 percent wood fiber

3. Whose portrait appears on the two-dollar bill?

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Thomas Jefferson

4. In 1929, the size of U.S. paper money was

  • Reduced by about one third
  • Increased by about one third
  • Made the same for every denomination

5. About what percentage of bills printed every year are one-dollar bills?

  • 10 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent

6. How are the images on U.S. paper money created today?

  • Hand-engraving on steel plates
  • Ink and the use of a pantograph machine
  • Design software available only to the federal government

7. What make of car is pictured on the back of the old ten-dollar bill?

  • Model T Ford
  • Model A Ford
  • A car made up by the artist

8. What is the largest bill currently in circulation?

  • $100
  • $500
  • $10,000

9. What is the largest bill ever printed?

  • $10,000
  • $50,000
  • $100,000

10. Every day, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 38 million paper bills with a face value of about $541 million. Why?

  • For use in reserves overseas
  • To replace worn-out money
  • To keep up with economic growth

1. When did the U.S. Treasury first print paper money?
1862

2. What is U.S. paper money made of?
75 percent cotton, 25 percent linen

3. Whose portrait appears on the two-dollar bill?
Thomas Jefferson

4. In 1929, the size of U.S. paper money was
Reduced by about one third

5. About what percentage of bills printed every year are one-dollar bills?
50 percent

6. How are the images on U.S. paper money created today?
Hand-engraving on steel plates

7. What make of car is pictured on the back of the old ten-dollar bill?
A car made up by the artist

8. What is the largest bill currently in circulation?
$100

9. What is the largest bill ever printed?
$100,000

10. Every day, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 38 million paper bills with a face value of about $541 million. Why?
To replace worn-out money

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