That’s a lot of gold!

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According to the Federal Reserve, the largest bill ever printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing was the $100,000 gold certificate, printed between the years 1863 and 1933. It was withdrawn from circulation in 1933 due to the gold shortage. It is emblazoned with the portrait of Woodrow Wilson.

The $100,000 Gold Certificate was used only for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks and was not circulated among the general public. This note cannot be legally held by currency note collectors. As of December 2013 the Federal Reserve reported holding $11.037 billion face value of these certificates.

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:31-05:00 November 25th, 2014|