The Bill Is Due

Currency has a long and fascinating history. But it's not just historical currency that has interesting information behind it—so does today's money. This quiz tests your knowledge of some of the bills you might have in your wallet right now.

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Source: Question 1; Question 2; Question 3; Question 4; Question 5; Question 6; Question 7; Question 8; Question 9; Question 10;

1. The average life span of a $20 bill is 7.9 years. What is the average life span of a $1 bill?
3.8 years
5.8 years
7.8 years
2. What is the production cost of a $5 note?
11.5 cents
27 cents
47 cents
3. What is the most recently redesigned note?
$20
$50
$100
4. What type of currency was the immediate predecessor to today's Federal Reserve notes?
Demand notes
Cliff notes
United States notes
5. Two men who were never president are on currently circulated U.S. currency. Which one was on his bill first?
Alexander Hamilton ($10 note)
Benjamin Franklin ($100 note)
6. What share of U.S. currency circulates as $100 notes (as of 2016)?
59 percent
69 percent
79 percent
7. True or false: Most U.S. currency circulates outside the United States.
True
False
8. Crane Currency, the company that produces the paper used in U.S. currency, also prints currency for which country?
Canada
The United Kingdom
Sweden
9. From 1928 until 1976, the back of the $2 note featured a vignette of Jefferson's home, Monticello. Starting in 1976, the back of the note began featuring a portrayal of what historic event?
The signing of the Constitution of the United States
George Washington crossing the Delaware River
The presentation of the Declaration of Independence
10. True or false: More than a dozen countries use the U.S. dollar exclusively (or the U.S. dollar alongside other currencies) in their own economies.
True
False
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