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Squad-G
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« on: April 17, 2013, 10:48:37 am »

Hi,

Today I got a gift from my boss at the job. He gave me a UNC 2$ bill in a frame. Serial number L 04356550 A, 1976 Series ... I am not sure of the name for the signature but I can read "Francine Irving Neff" and "William E. Simon".

Anyone know the value of it? Thank.

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Seth
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 04:09:27 pm »

There's nothing special about US $2s. They are just ordinary money. They are still produced and are available from just about any bank in the US.

Millions of UNC 1976 $2s are still sitting in bank vaults and regularly make their way into circulation, along with newer 1995, 2003, and 2003A series $2s.

I regularly try to obtain $2s when I visit the US. I spend them all. People's often surprised reactions make spending them fun.

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Squad-G
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 04:39:53 pm »

Thank you for your information.

I have no book for US currency. I didn't know that they were so easy to find. I'll keep it anyway, it's a nice gift ! Thank you.

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JB-2007
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 11:04:07 pm »

Hi,

Today I got a gift from my boss at the job. He gave me a UNC 2$ bill in a frame. Serial number L 04356550 A, 1976 Series ... I am not sure of the name for the signature but I can read "Francine Irving Neff" and "William E. Simon".

Anyone know the value of it? Thank.
It's worth about the same as a common Canadian $2 note in UNC that is around $4. This particular issue (L-A) they printed 82,560,000. I was very surprised to see just how many $2 bills are actually printed, but not used. It makes me wonder why they issued such a denomination in the first place when no one really uses it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 08:17:46 pm »

Not sure why they are so slow to move to $1 and $2 coins in the US given the cost savings.  Maybe just a little stubborn. ;D
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 11:02:52 am »

The US doesn't have $2 coins. The $1 coin hasn't caught on because there are no plans to retire the $1 bill. The $1 bill is what people are used to and that's what they keep on using. 

Also, I understand that the Crane company that manufactures the cotton banknote paper has a very large team of powerful lobbyists.

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