I don't carry a Mercury dime in my pocket, or a $100 bill in my wallet. But more often than not, I can produce one of the most magical forms of currency this country has ever seen: the $2 bill.
The $2 bill dates back to 1862. There must have been a good reason for Nike Zoom Pegasus All Out Price
That kind of response is not limited to children. I had lunch with a former Sun Newspapers intern before Christmas, and amazed her when I pulled out a $2 bill to leave as a tip. She told me that she had been saving $2 bills for years, and estimated that she must have a collection of about 200. I assessed the value of her collection of rare bills at $400.
I'm not a magician, but give me 10 random people and I'll bet I can mystify at least one of them.
Our $1 bills tend to wear out quickly. I've heard it said that the average lifespan of a $1 bill is less than two years. Those bicentennial $2 bills, however, are still going strong. They didn't quite catch on, despite the patriotic fever that swept the nation in 1976. Treasury printed more than enough of those $2 bills to last my lifetime, there have been new print runs during the past two decades. And banks still have them available for the asking, typically, although they're often sitting in a vault, collecting dust.
printing it, and in an era where $20 must have seemed like a small fortune, I'm guessing $1 and $5 bills were most commonly passed around. So it only seems natural to create a bill that falls in between those two denominations. It makes me wonder: Why not split the difference and create a $3 bill?
than a $1 or $5 bill.
There are all sorts of web pages dedicated to Nike Metcon 1 Reddit the wonderment of this freak of currency. Despite this, it remains misunderstood, and therefore magical, in the eyes of young and old alike.
I can't pull a rabbit out of a hat, but I can pull money out of my wallet, and that's almost as impressive to some.
There's nothing special about the $2 bill, but many people think there is. So I use them regularly. They're great conversation starters that rarely elicit disgust from the recipient, although I've been told that some servers and bartenders don't appreciate them because it's another denomination they have to segregate as they keep their cash organized.
There's a misconception that $2 bills are rare or valuable. They're not, but besides their impracticality, people have a tendency to hold on to them, either as a collectible or as a novelty. So even though they do circulate, they change hands far less often Nike Kyrie 1 All Star On Feet
to 1976 featured his Virginia home, Monticello, on the back of the bill. The reborn $2 bill featured a rendition of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the reverse side, a change presumably in homage to our nation's bicentennial.
The lack of affection for the $2 bill makes sense. Yes, a $2 bill is less bulky than a pair of $1 bills, but most of us aren't hoarding $1 bills in our wallet from week to week.
From the novelty of the wheat penny and the buffalo nickel to the unique designs of the state quarters and the vibrant colors of our technology infused $100 bills which seem to get a makeover nearly as often as we elect a new president the coins in our pocket and the bills in our wallet give most of us pause now and then.
Assuming the $2 bill had a heyday, it somehow fell out of favor. The government officially discontinued the bill in 1966, only to bring it back 10 years later with a new look. Thomas Jefferson graces the front of the $2 bill, and the last edition of the bill prior Nike Metcon Dsx Flyknit Women's Training Shoe
They may not be special, but there's something magical about $2 bills. More often than not, a $2 bill puts a smile on a recipient's face, and for me, that's worth a lot more than $2.
Retail stores and restaurants do far more transactions by credit card than they did in 1976, I am certain, but there are plenty of cash transactions happening on a daily basis at local convenience stores. And our cash registers don't have a place for $2 bills. Pay for your lunch at a fast food restaurant with $2 bills and you've disrupted the meticulous currency flow system that is the cash register.
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Our vending machines don't seem to appreciate them, either.
So it really wasn't a surprise to me, when I visited my buddy's house in east Bloomington, that his daughter's eyes lit up when I gave her the gift of a $2 bill. She might not be making many retail purchases at her age, but she knows a rare bill when she sees it.
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