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The history of the United States Dollar refers to more than 240 years since the Continental Congress of the United States authorized the issuance of Continental Currency in 1775. On April 2, 1792, the United States Congress created the United States dollar as the country's standard unit of money. The term dollar had  ...


Federal Reserve bank notes are widely used outside the United States. Knowing how much U.S. currency is abroad is important for a variety of reasons, but currency movements are notoriously difficult to mea- sure, and estimates of the foreign component of cur- rency stocks and flows have been subject to a great deal of ...


Demand for U.S. currency continues to grow with eighty-nine percent of American consumers holding cash to some extent. How much currency is out there and what factors could influence its demand? The latest infographic by the Cash Product Office explains the concept of currency in circulation.