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  United States dollar article - United States dollar currency United States Federal Reserve dollar sign 4217 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thus the United States moved to a gold standard and made gold the sole legal tender coinage of the United States set the value of the dollar to $20.67 per ounce (66.46 cents per gram) of gold.
Critics also state that bills should employ braille codes to make the currency more usable by the vision impaired, since the denominations are all the same size, and cannot be distinguished from one another non-visually.
The name for the United States dollar comes from the Spanish dollar (which itself derived from the thaler) which was the silver coin widely circulated in the United States during the time of the American Revolutionary War.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/United_States_dollar   (3450 words)

  
 United States dollar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Mint also produces gold and platinum bullion coins, called "American Eagles", all of which are legal tender though their use in everyday transactions is virtually non-existent.
The currency of Barbados is similarly convertible at a 2:1 ratio.
The first dollar coins issued by the United States mint were of the same size and composition as the Spanish dollar and even after the American Revolutionary War the Spanish and U.S. silver dollars circulated side by side in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_dollar   (3062 words)

  
 United States dollar -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The United States dollar is the official (The metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used) currency of the (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776) United States.
Other divisions are 10 dimes or 1000 (United States architect who was the presidentially appointed architect of Washington D.C. mills to a dollar; in addition, ten dollars was formerly referred to as an (Any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight) eagle.
The (United States suffragist (1820-1906)) Susan B. Anthony dollar coin was introduced in 1979; these proved to be unpopular because they were often mistaken for quarters, thanks to their nearly-equal size, their milled edge, and their similar color.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/u/un/united_states_dollar.htm   (5264 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: United States currency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Until 1974 the value of the United States dollar was tied to and backed by silver, gold, or a combination of the two.
With this the United States was, for the first time, on a fully fiat currency.
In contrast to the currency notes of many other countries, all Federal Reserve notes are the same colors (fl with green highlights on the front, and green on the back), notwithstanding the recent addition of subtle elements in other colors to the $20 and $50 bills.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/United-States-currency   (4457 words)

  
 Six Kinds of United States Paper Currency
United States Notes were the first permanent kind of federal paper money, the original "greenbacks." Previously, what the Treasury had issued in wartime were bonds and interest bearing notes.
Over time, United States Notes became an increasingly minor part of United States currency, and the large notes conservatively reflected designs of Civil War currency, as can still be seen in the Series 1917 $1 [reverse] and $2 [reverse].
The device of "National Currency" did make the notes obligations of the Treasury, which meant they were good even if the banks failed; but why the solvency of the banks otherwise was thought to be a federal concern, when the States were perfectly capable of regulating their own banks, is a good question.
www.friesian.com /notes.htm   (6080 words)

  
 U.S. Treasury - FAQs: Legal Tender Status of currency
United States Notes (characterized by a red seal and serial number) were the first national currency, authorized by the Legal Tender Act of 1862 and began circulating during the Civil War.
Because United States Notes serve no function that is not already adequately served by Federal Reserve Notes, their issuance was discontinued, and none have been placed in to circulation since January 21, 1971.
United States notes serve no function that is not already adequately served by Federal Reserve notes.
www.ustreas.gov /education/faq/currency/legal-tender.html   (859 words)

  
 United States dollar
As of April 2004 nearly $700 billion [1] was in circulation, with an estimated half to two-thirds of it still being held overseas [1].
These critics suggest that the Federal Reserve should make use of holographic panels, such as some Australian currency and the euro banknotes do, which are much more difficult and expensive to forge.
The majority of American paper currency is actually held outside of the United States.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/u/un/united_states_dollar.html   (3291 words)

  
 United_States_currency
The United States also produces gold and platinum bullion coins, all of which are legal tender though their use in everyday transactions is virtually non-existent.
It may be interesting to note that the largest denomation of currency currently printed or minted by the United States is the $100 bill and the $100 troy ounce Platinum Eagle.
By contrast, other major currencies, such as the euro feature notes of differing sizes: the size of the note increases with the denomination and are printed in different colors.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=United_States_currency   (2593 words)

  
 United States Currency Errors
"A Currency Error is any note that does not meet the minimum quality standards of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing but still somehow manages to escape being pulled during the many human and mechanical inspections." These errors include; cutting errors, folds and tears, inking errors, missing prints, etc.
Currency errors are one of the most interesting area of paper money collecting.
Easy to miss, one of the most subtle of currency errors is a pair of mismatched serial numbers caused by a stuck counter.
www.bestcoin.com /United-States-Currency-Errors.htm   (602 words)

  
 USSS Know Your Money - It's The Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Manufacturing counterfeit United States currency or altering genuine currency to increase its value is a violation of Title 18, Section 471 of the United States Code and is punishable by a fine or imprisonment for up to 15 years, or both.
Possession of counterfeit United States obligations with fraudulent intent is a violation of Title 18, Section 472 of the United States Code and is punishable by a fine or imprisonment for up to 15 years, or both.
Forging, altering, or trafficking in United States Government checks, bonds, or other obligations is a violation of Title 18, Section 510 of the United States Code and is punishable by a fine or imprisonment for up to 10 years, or both.
www.treas.gov /usss/money_law.htm   (244 words)

  
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The depreciation of this currency gave rise to the phrase "not worth a Continental." After the U.S. Constitution was ratified, Congress passed the "Mint Act" of April 2, 1792, which established the coinage system of the United States and the dollar as our principal unit of currency.
IT'S THE LAW Manufacturing counterfeit United States currency or altering genuine currency to increase its value is a violation of Title 18, Section 471 of the United States Code and is punishable by a fine of $5,000, or up to 15 years imprisonment, or both.
Photographic or other likenesses of United States and foreign currencies are permissible for any non-fraudulent purpose provided the items are reproduced in fl and white and are less than 3/4 or greater than 1 1/2 times the size, in linear dimension, of any part of the original item being reproduced.
www.nsi.org /Library/Law/knowmoney.txt   (4729 words)

  
 People v $176,598.00 United States Currency
There was some delay because of liens filed by the United States government and the Michigan Department of Treasury.
The United States lien was filed to recover the costs of his incarceration.
United States v One 1985 Mercedes, 917 F2d 415, 419 (CA 9, 1990); United States v Real Property Located at Incline Village, 47 F3d 1511, 1519 (CA 9, 1995), revĂ‚’d on other grounds Degen v United States, 517 US 820; 116 S Ct 1777; 135 L Ed 2d 102 (1996).
www.icle.org /michlaw/oview.cfm?caseid=11768911   (1853 words)

  
 United States Currency - Pick Currency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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State of Connecticut Department of Banking United States Currency Notes $20 note: obverse and reverse The United States continually redesigns its currency to protect against advances in technology...
www.pickcurrency.com /unitedstatescurrency   (1402 words)

  
 Guardian International Currency United States Dollar
The United States currency is called the dollar.
United States banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Dollars.
The import and export of all currencies is free.
www.guardianfx.com /information/north_america/united_states.html   (90 words)

  
 Cocaine Contamination of United States Paper Currency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Because currency is exchanged frequently, it is likely that contaminated currency would be found in common use.
Cocaine was present in 79% of the currency samples analyzed in amounts above 0.1 µg and in 54% of the currency in amounts above 1.0 µg.
These results indicated that cocaine contamination of currency is widespread throughout the United States and is likely to be primarily a result of cross-contamination from other contaminated currency and from contaminated money-counting machines.
www.jatox.com /abstracts/1996/jul-aug/213-cone.htm   (276 words)

  
 Right Mind : United States Currency Controversy
The United States Department of Treasury, in charge of producing all currency and coinage, was not available to comment on the complaint.
But people should be free to establish their own "currencies." Then currencies would have to compete against other currencies in the marketplace and the consumers could decide freely what they want to use.
It does seem that the "hot-heads" have a propensity for crossing over the line, or perhaps it is simply a case of the powers that be deciding to heavy-handedly close off loopholes that these folks have discovered.
right-mind.us /blogs/blog_0/archive/2005/09/29/36972.aspx   (1222 words)

  
 Bank of United States
The Bank of the United States (1791-1811) was the first central bank chartered by the U. Congress.
The idea of a central bank was conceived by Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton, and the bill was signed into law by President George Washington on February 25, 1791.
Earlier notes were chartered by the Continental Congress (Continental currency) or by the 13 Colonies (Colonial currency).
www.tomchao.com /ob/ob27.html   (228 words)

  
 United States Secret Service: Know Your Money - Counterfeit Awareness
Three types or classes of U.S. paper currency are in use today.
Most of the remainder are United States Notes and Silver Certificates, which are occasionally seen but are no longer produced.
On Federal Reserve Notes these are green, on United States Notes they are red, and on Silver Certificates they are blue.
www.secretservice.gov /money_characteristics.shtml   (194 words)

  
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A person lawfully holding United States coins and currency may present the coins and currency to the Secretary of the Treasury for exchange (dollar for dollar) for other United States coins and currency (other than gold and silver coins) that may be lawfully held.
(3) Except when consent is not withdrawn under this subsection, an amount appropriated for payment on public debt obligations and for United States coins and currency may be expended only dollar for dollar.
(2) An obligation issued containing a gold clause or governed by a gold clause is discharged on payment (dollar for dollar) in United States coin or currency that is legal tender at the time of payment.
www.publicdebt.treas.gov /cc/cc5118.txt   (250 words)

  
 ipedia.com: United States dollar Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Currently, the issuance of currency is controlled by...
As of April 2004 nearly 700 G$ [1] was in circulation, with an estimated half to two-thirds of it still being held overseas [1].
American Currency Exhibit at the San Francisco Federal Reserve
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 Confederate States Currency
This sight is strictly for enjoyment and educational purposes and is NOT an endorsement of the policies for which the Confederate States of America was founded on.
By 1866, private and state banks had either joined the National Banking System or closed their doors.
Many state issued banknotes are printed only on the front side.
www.confederatestatescurrency.com   (430 words)

  
 United States Secret Service: Know Your Money - Counterfeit Awareness
Every year the public is victimized by the counterfeiting of United States currency and other U.S. obligations.
Only with the public's cooperation can the United States Secret Service reduce and prevent these crimes.
For more information on United States currency, visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing web site at http://www.moneyfactory.com/.
www.secretservice.gov /know_your_money.shtml   (125 words)

  
 United States Interbank Currency Exchange
Dollars purchased on the MICEX in Russia at the offical RR5789 (July 21, 1997) rate are restricted dollars, delivered inside Russia, and are subject to government currency exchange regulations.
Such dollars may be removed from Russia only in exchange for imports purchased or other approved transactions., Violations of regulations is subject to large fines.
United States Interbank Ruble Currency Exchange (USICEX): Palms Harbor Lights Building #103, 515 Lake Street South, Kirkland (Seattle), State of Washington, United States of America, 98033; fone: 1-425-828-6774 - fax: 1-425--827-5528 Copyright 1995-1996, Palms and Company, Inc.; all rights reserved; email: russia@aa.net
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 United States Currency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The United States of America (U.S.A.), also referred to as the United States (U.S.), America, or the States, is a federal republic in North America and the Pacific Ocean.
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