INFOGRAPHIC: Money – The cold hard facts

I'm nuts about money - or how about this - I'm nuts about currency. I like money as everyone does, and as a capitalist and serial entrepreneur I strive daily to increase growth, my human network and profits, but it's good to know the cold hard facts behind a buck, and what it entails....

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Money: The Cold Hard Facts

If you haven't had enough, here are some more facts:
- U.S. produces 26 million notes a day with a face value of around $907 million.
- Federal Reserve notes account for over 90% of U.S. currency.
- Federal Reserve: the central bank of the U.S. It was created to provide a safer, monetary system in 1913. Their duties include regulating banks and financial institutions, maintaining national financial security, provide services to U.S. government, and influencing money and credit conditions.
- It would take 14.5 million notes to make a mile high stack
- 1782 saw the introduction of the first dollar coin.
- A $100,000 gold certificate was the largest bill ever printed by the U.S.
- The Secret Service was created during the Civil War initially to combat counterfeiting.
- "In God We Trust" did not appear on paper currency until 1963
- The Bureau of Engraving and Printing uses approximately 9.7 tons of ink per day.
- A bill weighs one gram. 454 bills to a pound.
- The $100 bill is the largest produced currently.
- To produce a note of U.S. currency it costs 6.4 cents.
- The average note will require 4,000 double folds before it will tear.
- The average life spans of currency notes are as follows
- $100 – 7.5 years
- $50 – 4.5 years
- $20 – 2 years
- $10 – 18 months
- $5 – 16 months
- $1 – 21 months
- Currency made in any year will at least hold its face value.
- Oldest bills in circulation could be anywhere from 20 to 30 years on cash and 50 to 60 years on coin. However older currency very likely is out there.
- U.S. mint is responsible for producing coin and also military medals.
- Until 1804, no coin had their value on them. The size was the determination of the value.
- The first batch of coins was in March 1793 and included 11,178 copper cents.
- Abraham Lincoln was first on a regular coin in 1909.
- A coin's lifespan is thirty years.
- Nearly half of the bills produced are $1 and 95% of the bills produced are to replace circulated bills.
- A million dollars of $100 bills weighs around 22 pounds. $1 bills it is about a ton.
- A penny costs 1.23 cents to make and the nickel 5.73 cents.
- As of April 24, 2013, there was approximately $1.18 trillion in circulation and $1.14 trillion was in Federal Reserve notes.
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