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payment in two dollar bills

If you have a car or a large price item, and decide to sell it, you should ask for payment in two-dollar bills only. Imagine that, a lifetime supply of two dollar bills. Anytime you pay for something, you can shell out two-dollar bills. People will love it! Everyone loves the two-dollar bill!!!

By Matt Maldre on Nov 30, 05 | 6:00 am  |   [8831] Hits  |   permalink | archives

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they don't make two-dollar bills anymore, do they? i wonder what the initial reason for starting to make them was. i mean, who thought "two-dollar bills! now THAT'S what we need in this country!"

Posted by: laura k. on Dec 03, 05 | 9:26 am

I bet it was for the novelty of it. To hype up collectors much like the state quarters--and soon quarters of american presidents.

Posted by: spudart on Dec 03, 05 | 11:17 am

my wife received a two-dollar bill as payement the other day from a friend. we have it on our dining room table right now. It's cool.

It looks brand new. I bet they keep making new ones. All the two-dollar bills i see are crisp and new-looking. And they're supposed to be from 1976? I doubt it. Money ages fast. That's why you don't see too many bills older than 10 years in circulation. I bet the gov prints two buckers every so often.

Posted by: on Dec 03, 05 | 3:30 pm

I believe your wife's 2 dollar bill is from 1976 ... what's the date on it?

I've never received a "worn" 2 dollar bill. They just never really caught on.

Money doesn't age that fast, especially money that doesn't circulate because people don't use it.

Posted by: Tom on Dec 04, 05 | 7:28 am

you need to send this post and comments to aunt grace. she LOVES $2 bills.

Posted by: kris on Dec 05, 05 | 3:27 pm

Yes they still make $2 bills. In fact they are planning on printing a new batch of them next year. The reason that they usually look so good is that people think they are rare and hoard them. They do not circulate as much as other bills. I right now have about 50 of them in my wallet. It is cool to use them to pay for stuff and see the reactions of the cashiers. When you go to the bank all you have to do is ask if they have any. Most banks will have some.

Posted by: Richard on Dec 08, 05 | 7:26 am

Also the federal reserve still has many two dollar bills that have never circulated yet, that's why some of the 76'ers are in such good condition

Posted by: jim on Jul 07, 06 | 11:24 pm

I just got a debt of $40 paid in two dollar bills... what a trip!

Posted by: Mike on Sep 25, 06 | 4:02 pm

Two's aren't rare, they're just percieved that way. They were never a novelty item. They were always the denomination between one and five, since the 1800's. They were only percieved as rare after the bicentennial release because people thought they were collector's items. Spend them like normal money, and they will circulate again. It's when you save them for "Special things" that problems run in. Do you save that 10 or 20, or single for that 'Special thing'? No. Spend two's anywhere, they're not rare!

Posted by: rosko on Dec 06, 06 | 12:42 pm

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