Financial Update (April-June 2000)
Atlanta Fed Updates Popular Currency and Coin Brochure
ave you ever wondered how U.S. currency is printed, how much money is in circulation or what the symbols on your cash and coins stand for? These are just some of the topics covered in the Atlanta Feds new Dollars and Cents brochure, which updates and replaces two discontinued brochures Fundamental Facts about U.S. Money and Counterfeit?
Dollars and Cents includes all the historical information from the Fundamental Facts about U.S. Money brochure, which, since its introduction in the 1980s, has been the Atlanta Feds most popular publication and the most visited page on its Internet site. In addition to an updated look, Dollars and Cents features the new U.S. coin and currency designs, including the new state quarters, the golden dollar and the upcoming redesign of the $5 and $10 bills.
Other topics include the types of U.S. money, currency features, coin information, the circulation of money, tips for spotting counterfeit currency and rules about reproducing currency.
How to receive copies
In addition to a variety of economic and banking periodicals, the Atlanta Fed also produces Checkbooklet, a brochure that details the ways checks are used, processed and collected, and the Federal Reserve System: Structure and Functions brochure, which describes the Feds organization and basic functions.
To order copies of these brochures (150 copies free), contact the Atlanta Feds Public Affairs Office, 104 Marietta Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2713; call 404-498-8020; or use the online order form at www.frbatlanta.org/publica/pubs_ordform.cfm.