Benjamin Franklin designed one of the first American coins, and instead of saying “In God We Trust,” it said “Mind Your Business.”
Studies show day-to-day happiness increases with income until you hit $75k per year. After that, increased income does nothing to increase happiness.
Hitachi once produced an ATM that heated bills to 200 degrees C to kill any bacteria, then ironed them before dispensing.
An aboriginal artist only discovered that one of his designs had been used on the Australian $1 note when someone brought a wad of cash to his village in 1966. He was compensated with a medallion, a fishing tackle box and $1,000.
There are 9,823,546,661,905 ways to make change for a $100 bill.
We write $10, instead of 10$ (as it is spoken) to prevent forging “I owe you 10.00$” can easily be changed to “I owe you 910.00$” but “I owe you $10.00” can at most be increased by less than a penny to “I owe you $10.0099999”.
A Dairy Queen in Kentucky accepted a fake $200 bill, giving 198 in change.
Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers.
Your $1 bill could be worth thousands. If you’ve ever read the eight-digit serial number on a dollar bill, it was probably out of sheer boredom. But those digits are more than a number to a thriving online community, for whom they can take on a near-mystical significance. Right now, on their website, you can buy a $1 bill with the serial number 00000002 for a whopping $2,500 or consider a $5 bill with the number 33333333 for $13,000. Low serial numbers, from 00000001 to 00000100, are sought after, as well as palindromes (23599532), solids (with a digit that repeats eight times), seven-of-a-kinds (66666665), ladders (45678901) and important dates (12071941).