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On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.

The vignette on the reverse of the five-dollar bill depicts the Lincoln Memorial. You may be aware that, engraved on that Memorial are the names of the 48 states in 1922, which was the year the Memorial was dedicated. There are engravings of 26 State names on front of the building, which appears on the note vignette. As a result, only 26 of the States appear on the note.

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

There are four cars and eleven lightposts on the back of a ten-dollar bill. Corrected Thanks To: Brad Spencer

The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.

The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.

Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen.

97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.

Every day in the United States, people steal $20,000 from coin-operated machines.

In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

The first coin minted in the United States was a silver dollar. It was issued on October 15, 1794.
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Wow, thats interesting. 97% of the money contains traces of cocaine? Dang thats scary!

I love the smell of the money itself.
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I like the smell, too, but only if it is a brand new bill.
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OK, I'll admit I pulled out a dollar bill to look for the owl and the spider. I think I need a magnifying glass.
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Cool! I love those!
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Here's Another Amazing Money Fact:

I never seem to have enough!

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You will find tons of things you thought were just a design are actually writing! Look around the pictures on the front of the bill. I think I had to enlarge it about 200%!
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