6 Famous Discontinued and Uncommon U.S. Currency Denominations


A completely cashless society sounds clean and convenient, and although we've made huge strides, we're not quite there yet. Despite the magic of PayPal, Square, credit cards and mobile wallets, some of us need to carry around a handful of greenbacks. While we can choose from a rich array of singles, fins, sawbucks, Jacksons, $50s and Benjamins, there are several other denominations that the U.S. Treasury has discontinued – or that are just plain rare. Here are the most notable ones.

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