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How Much US Paper Currency Is Printed Each Day?

It is estimated that an average of 26 million notes of US currency are printed each day. About 95% of them are to be used as replacement notes. About 45% of the US paper currency printed each day is $1 US Dollar (USD) bills, which tend to have the most wear and tear because of high usage. The combined value of the US paper currency printed each day is thought to be about $900 million USD, and each note costs an average of about 6 cents to produce.

More about US currency:

  • If the US paper currency produced each day was stacked, the stack would be about 1.8 miles (2.9 km) high.

  • About 9.7 tons (8,779 kg) of ink are used each day by the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing to produce paper currency.

  • A $100 USD bill has the longest lifespan of all common US paper currency, at 7.5 years. The $1 USD bill has the shortest, 21 months.

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That means that 5 percent is inflation.

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