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Making Cents: Start the Presses! $2 Bills Are Back

December 01, 1996

Despite its longevity, the $2 bill has never been particularly popular except at horse track betting windows--$2 being the standard minimum bet. The notes were discontinued in 1965, but a 1976 Bicentennial series revived interest. After eights years, the presses have been started up again, making 102 million $2 bills. Except for the signatures, the bills are unchanged from 1976, featuring an independence theme.

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