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#1 spoxjox

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:41 AM

I contracted to put up someone's Christmas lights. Payment was to be one bill of each current US denomination. How much did I get paid?
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:27 AM

$16,688 if you include collectors denominations.

The $100,000 Gold Certificate was never released
into general circulation and was only used in fiscal
channels. This note cannot be legally held by
currency note collectors.
If it were, the amount would have been $116,688

The highest circulated denomination is now $100.
So you probably got only $188.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:51 PM

wiki says:

The $500 bill featured a portrait of William McKinley
The $1,000 bill featured a portrait of Grover Cleveland
The $5,000 bill featured a portrait of James Madison
The $10,000 bill featured a portrait of Salmon P. Chase
The $100,000 bill featured a portrait of Woodrow Wilson

Although they are still technically legal tender in the United States, high-denomination bills were last printed in 1945 and officially discontinued on July 14, 1969, by the Federal Reserve System.

they were effectively taken out of circulation, but are still deemed legal tender if a collector were to ever stupidly use it as cash (considering how much they are worth to collectors).
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:42 PM

each current US denomination



I'd read this as any denomination you could go to a bank and ask for. The $500 - $100,000 bills would not qualify. In fact, it's illegal to own a $100,000 bill, if I remember correctly.
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