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# How tall is a stack of 100 dollar bills?

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A stack of 100 dollar bills is approximately 0.43 inches thick. Every paper bill in the United States is 0.0043 inches thick, so 100 bills together is 0.43 inches.

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Each bill is also 2.61 inches by 6.41 inches, making the square area of a bill 16.7301 square inches. Bills have been this dimension since 1929; before that time, bills were 3.125 inches wide and 7.4218 inches long.

Most \$100 bills are in circulation longer than lower-denomination bills, as they are handled less. For instance, most \$100 bills last about nine years, while a \$1 only stays in circulation about a year and a half.

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One billion dollars in \$100 bills laid out would range over 111,287.50 square feet. The standard dimensions of a U.S. currency note are 2.61 inches tall by 6.14 inches long. Ten million \$100 dollar bills, laid end to end, would stretch 4,000 miles long.

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Various websites track U.S. dollar bills including Where's George?, TrackDollar.com and TrackDollarBills. An entire subculture revolves around tracking U.S. dollars across the world. This process starts when someone finds a bill marked from any of these three websites. Next, the user inputs a bill's serial number to track the currency. To become a registered tracker, a free account must be created.