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Is dollars made of paper?

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Yes, but not ordinary everyday paper. It is a special blend. Along with other features, this helps in the fight against forgery.

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yeah and cotton i think
along with tons of other stuff like green dye

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Actually it's cotton and the green stuff is actually ink that never dries. (you can wrap a one dollar bill around your finger-green side outward and rub it on a piece of white paper and the ink will transfer to the white paper.)
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yes special paper

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Mostly cotton

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No, cotton and linen.

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All my good answers are being deleted. :-( how are you gonna fix it for me?
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Well, we could get a bunch of users that we know on here to throw in some money and buy the site. Then we could be moderators and never delete our own content.
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Well, e could do that, but ....... Imagine you and I ....... turned loose on here..... uncensored . Do we dare?
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It would have to be an adults only site.
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Could you imagine the avatar pictures then?
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Las you well know, I have a fantastic imagination. ; )
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And hippy got it right!! 75% cotton, 25% linnen(flax)!:-).
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I just watched a show on TV today about making 20 dollar bills on the Science Channel.
I win, now someone give me a pizza.
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Witt can choose what kind, and I'll order. You.... Can pay. ;-)
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Snakeroni and chocolate pizza please.
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there's that Snakeroni again! LoL!!
Thanks Ravin... Veggies please, light on the sauce...ha,ha!!!
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Coming up.
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:8)))!
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Not here in Canada.

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It is a special kind of paper. They're made of atom sized, microchips that can record everything you say, and it goes straight to the government. Yes, they heard about what you said the other day. They're after you. You'll be gone tomorrow morning.

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well i better be ready then
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Yes, you should. I had a friend once before he disappeared. Three hundred masked agents attacked him and kidnapped him. When they left, someone's arm was lying in the middle of the street. I suggest you use a machine gun.
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Your welcome and good luck. Live long and prosper.
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Yes, like everybody else said, special paper with cotton.

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75% cotton, 25% linnen(flax), sry... no paper anymore...
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Oh wow, I thought it was paper. I stand corrected.
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Well I meant it by 'special paper'
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True, that is "special paper".:-).
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ancient_hippy was mostly correct. American dollars (except for dollar coins) are made from a cloth which is why, when you wash it, it doesn't shred like paper would.

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The paper that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) uses to produce our currency is "distinctive." A paper manufacturer produces it according to BEP specifications. It is composed of 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen. The paper also contains red and blue fibers of various lengths that are evenly distributed throughout the paper.

All denominations of paper currency notes printed since 1929 are the same size, measuring approximately 2.61 inches (6.63 centimeters) by 6.14 inches (15.60 centimeters). Each note weighs about one gram. ~ source: US Treasury

For more information: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Currency/Pages/edu_faq_currency_production.aspx

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Bingo!!!:-).
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I'm a coin collector (and some currency)
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interesting... any? or do you have a special area or some such?
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The whole world. I like to collect by type (one of each denomination including redesign/issue). I think I have about 5 or 6,000 coins in my collection and another 1,000 for trade.
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Very Cool! Have any from Suriname?
Did you get into this during your travels? Know I had(have?) a container of
coins floating around of left overs added to after emptying suitcase and pockets.:). Gave a lot away to my Stepson at one point, so not sure if/what's left.
It was a interesting way for him to learn some about different places in the world.
Which country in your collection has issued the most redesigns?
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Suriname....very few. 1959 1¢, 1962 5¢(square...so cool), 1962 10¢ and 1962 25¢
I started collecting when I was 15 but really got into it in my 30's. I love the historical aspect and the human element.
Most designs/reissues....probably a tie between Mexico and Argentina because their money goes through so many reforms. Broadest scope to collect would be China and Germany because all the provinces minted their own coins before becoming a country....same with India so I don't even try to collect provincial coinage.
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Yep that 5 cent square was a neat one! Each of us has a full silver one made into a necklace/charm, from when we were young.
That 1cent? year I was born! Cool!:-).
So on China, what do you collect? Mainland, and would you have the old Hong Kong British issue? Hadn't even thought about that.. Did Hong Kong switch over?
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I have a quite a few from China, even some old Cash coins. I have many from British Hong Kong, including a mint set.
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you're the same age as my younger sister.
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I thought you and I were the same age.:-).
What are "old Cash coins"? or did you mean "gold"?
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that's a denomination name 5 cash, 10 cash ....like when we say 5 cents, 10 cents.
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