Friday, July 16, 2010


Two days ago my mom handed me a dollar bill. As you can see this is a very special dollar bill – it was issued and made by Sarah. I feel so privileged receiving it. Although, I don't recall sporting a moustache during our encounter – I hope that's Abe Lincoln.

Fun Facts About Dollar Bills:
  1. A dollar bill is 2.61 inches in height and 6.14 in length and about .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram.
  2. It's made of 25% Linen and 75% cotton along with red and blue synthetic fibers which are distributed throughout the bill.
  3. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) prints 16,650,00 one dollar bills everyday to replace worn and older dollar bills. The government pays 4.2 ¢ for every dollar printed.
  4. The average lifespan of a dollar bill is about 18-22 months


Metropolitan Mum said...

I keep a one dollar bill in my wallet for sentimental reason. I am happy to tell that she (it's a she) has outlived her average lifespan by about three years.

Cat said...

I didn't think it was true for everything – females outlive males.