"Serving the Collector Since 1972"

Frequently Asked Questions About U.S. Currency

1. What is the significance of the symbols on the back of the one-dollar bill?

2. What is the significance of the series date on our currency? Doesn't the date change each year as it does with coins?

3. What States are shown on the back of the five-dollar bill?

4. What make and model of cars are shown on the ten-dollar bill?

5. What denominations of currency are in circulation today? Will any new denominations be produced?

6. What was the largest currency denomination ever produced? Are there denominations that are no longer in circulation?

7. Did the Treasury Department remove the two-dollar bill from circulation?

8. I have some currency that was damaged. My bank will not exchange it for undamaged currency. What can I do?

9. I have some old silver certificates. Can I trade them in for silver dollars?

10. I have some old gold certificates and would like to trade them in for gold. What should I do?

11. I thought that United States currency was legal tender for all debts. Some businesses or governmental agencies say that they will only accept checks, money orders or credit cards as payment, and others will only accept currency notes in denominations of $20 or smaller. Isn't this illegal?

12. What are Federal Reserve notes and how are they different from United States notes?

13. What are United States Notes and how are they different from Federal Reserve notes?

14. Who is on our paper money?

If you have a question, and can not find the answer on our site, please contact us, we will be glad to help!