Use the Two
This is an scan of an actual $2 bill I received from the bank. It is freshly minted and uncirculated. Two dollar bills are available at most banks upon request.
This site is dedicated to spreading the two dollar bill. There are many misconceptions and myths about this bill. The most common is that it is no longer printed or in circulation. This is not true! The $2 bill was first printed in its current style in 1976. It was used rarely and that supply lasted until 1995. They were printed again that year, and that supply lasted until 2003. The next supply is from series 2003A (like the bill above). Following that series is series 2009. The newest bills are currently series 2013.
Many people are unsure how to get a $2 bill. Chances are you won’t receive one through everyday transactions. The best way to get a two dollar bill is to check with your local bank. Since they are hardly used, you will most likely have to request them. Some banks keep a few in the teller drawers, while others require a trip to the vault. Certain banks vary in the amount bills they have on hand. I have found that in the Northeast, TD Bank has the most twos on hand. If you are really into obtaining them, you can call ahead to the local branch to make sure they have some before venturing out. If you don’t have much luck, you can ask your bank to order them for you. Some banks have minimum order amounts (usually one strap of 100 bills—$200).
Super Brief history of the Two
Recently there have been an increase in advertisements about “state two dollar bills” with special graphics for a large mark up in price. These bills are NORMAL twos that have been imprinted with the graphics. These companies are NOT affiliated with the government or any agency dealing with money. They are set up to scam ordinary people who believe twos are not in circulation or are rare. Verdict: Avoid these ads.
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