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Posted: June 30, 2007 11:40 am
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AFAIK, it seems that the 2 dollars bill is relatively rare...

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...so, giving the fact that I have one, I put the photo's of this bill here, so any interested ppl to see it :D
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Posted: June 30, 2007 08:00 pm
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I have several 2-dollar bills myself, printed in 1976, 1995 and 2003, so it doesn't seem to be so rare.

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Posted: July 01, 2007 03:50 am
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The person who gave me this bill told me that is relativelly rare.

As you say, the person might be wrong, but at least for me this is the only one 2 dollars bill that I ever saw...so for me is veeeeery rare :D

Probably a numismatic passionate can tell us if it is really rare or not.
For me this bill is rather a curiosity than anything else.
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Posted: July 01, 2007 05:23 am
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Don't mean to disappoint you, but I agree with Denes. You don't run across them too often, but they're really not that rare, I have a couple myself, and I received them as change at a store.

You don't see them often in circulation, but you can obtain them from any bank. Banks also have 1 dollar coins as well as 50 cents coins available for customers.

There are also 1000 dollar bills, and I believe even 100,000 dollar bills, but they're used mostly in transactions between banks.

Still, I like the 2 dollar bill, I think it's got a nice design - hold on to it.

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Posted: July 01, 2007 07:33 am
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This bill I mean is relativelly rare in comparison with the bills curently used on daily basis.

I didn't mean that is a rare piece.
For me is rather a curiosity and a interesting bill, not very often seen, at least for me.

It is also from 1976, like one of Denes bills.
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Posted: July 01, 2007 10:30 am
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The 2 dollar bill is made every year however not in great quantities. Most people put them away when they get them because they think it is only made every so often.
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Posted: July 11, 2007 08:16 pm
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The 2 dollars 1976 is a commemorative bill, 2 centuries from Declaration of independence in 1776. The romanian polymer note 2000 lei was also a commemorative bill: total eclipse of sun, and millenium (2000 lei - the year 2000).
There are plenty of these notes (2$ AND 2000 LEI) on ebay, cheap.
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Posted: August 16, 2007 01:58 am
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The current two dollar bill is the same design since its re-release for the 1976 bicentennial. Prior to that, Monticello, the home of President Jefferson(on the front) was printed on the back. 2003 is the last print series for the bill. There is no plan to redesign the bill as has been done with all higher denominations since 1996. Probably the most common use for the bill was at horse tracks, where wagering started at two dollars. Have heard that they were commonly used in WWII when dealing with hookers.
As for higher denominations, everything above $100 (500-100,000) was discontinued in 1969.
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Posted: August 16, 2007 02:20 pm
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For more detailed information see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_two-dollar_bill
Also acording toNew York Times "World Almanac" 2002 Jefferson bill is no longer issued?!
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Posted: August 22, 2007 11:27 pm
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With the same occasion of 2 centuries from the Declaration of Independence (1976), a special quarter (25 cents coin) was issued.
I think it was the first quarter to be different from the standard "eagle" design.

And the Socialist Republic of Romania issued in 1976 a beautiful series of postal stamps commemorating the American independence. Those were days of warm and friendly American-Romanian relations, even though the same evil Ceausescu was in power. B)
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Posted: November 30, 2007 10:02 pm
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QUOTE (Stan @ August 15, 2007 08:58 pm)
Have heard that they were commonly used in WWII when dealing with hookers. 

Amazing... are you saying $2 would actually buy a hooker's services in WWII? In the US?

Prices have really gone up... at least that's what my sources tell me, not that I would know :P
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Posted: January 27, 2008 05:18 am
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QUOTE (Jeff_S @ November 30, 2007 05:02 pm)
QUOTE (Stan @ August 15, 2007 08:58 pm)
Have heard that they were commonly used in WWII when dealing with hookers. 

Amazing... are you saying $2 would actually buy a hooker's services in WWII? In the US?

Prices have really gone up... at least that's what my sources tell me, not that I would know :P

Maybe that happened in the occupied Europe - war destroyed, devastated, starving : Italy, France, Belgium, Germany. But this is just a guess...
Usually, the American soldiers paid the "services" of the local women with chocolate or other kind of food.
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