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Money is fun to spend and save, but have you ever thought about the way money looks? Study any bill, and you’ll see for yourself that money is a work of art. In fact, it takes a whole team of paper makers, artists, engravers, and printers to produce it!



The U.S. Bureau of Engraving prints our money using high-speed presses that can print more than 10,000 sheets of paper every hour! About 25 million notes or bills are printed every day with a face value of about $560 million dollars. The newly printed money replaces torn or worn bills. A $1 bill is used the most, so it only lasts about 6 years before it has to be reprinted. The $100 bill lasts the longest, usually about 15 years.

For more fun facts about money, visit uscurrency.gov.