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The last year that they printed any high denomination currency was in 1945 (with the series of 1934). They started being actively removed from circulation starting in 1969 (although in practice most had vanished earlier) and today they are worth more than face to collectors of currency (especially the 10,000 bill!)

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That would be the 1970d with a silver content of 40% (ASW.14792) But they were not released for circulation and were Mint Set issue only. Some 1976 Bicentennial proofs were also struck in 40% silver, and since 1992 "Prestige Proofs" have been made in 90% silver. These coins were only intended for sale to collectors and were never put into circulation.


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According to the Treasury Department, the last high-denomination bills were printed in 1945 but all carried the series date 1934. Production ended due to low demand; as noted for most people $500 was a considerable amount of money during that time period.The bills remained in circulation and could be obtained at major banks. However in 1969 President Nixon issued an order suspending distribution of all bills larger than $100. Banks were ordered to hold any that were deposited and return them to the Treasury for replacement with smaller denominations. The primary reason was NOT counterfeiting but the fact that high-value bills were being used by organized crime to move large sums without detection, a process called "money laundering".Because inflation has reduced the purchasing power of a 1945-issue $1000 bill to (much) less than $100 today there have been calls for printing new $500 bills and possibly introducing a $200 denomination to parallel the European €200 note. It's not likely to happen though because most large transactions can be handled electronically and large bills could again be "laundered" by terrorists as well as other criminals.They stopped making the 500 dollar bill because the United States government thought that if the bills got counterfeit, that they would put harm to the economy. You might be confused, but don't be. 500 dollars is still a lot of money, so is the 1000, 5000, and 10,000 dollar bill. That is the main reason they stopped making the high denomination bills. You can still purchase these bills online but at a very high cost. For example if you could counterfeit a 10,000 dollar bill over and over again you can become very "rich," and that is what the US government was worried about.The 500 dollar bill was a very popular bill, as was all of the other high denomination bills. You would most likely find a 500, 1000, 5000, and/or 10,000 dollar bills in very wealthy peoples wallets. They would often use these bills for clothing, dinner, and many, many other things.


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Are 1 million dollar bills real?

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Are million dollar bills used only by the government?

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What president is pictured on the 100000 bill?

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Where can you get a US 500 dollar bill and how much is the cost?

You'd have to buy it from a dealer or collector. The last $500 bills were printed in the 1940s, and the Federal Reserve System stopped supplying them to banks in 1969. The bill's price would depend on its date, series, and condition. Bills from the last two series that were put into circulation (1928 and 1934/34A) are relatively affordable, with retail prices ranging from $600-$700 in worn condition to about double those values if only slightly used. Prices go up considerably for older bills and for uncirculated ones.


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Is there a US 50000 dollar bill?

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