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The Question:

Is there still a $2 bill?

The Answer:

Yes. Yes, there is.

The $2 bill is a bit of a mystery. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing makes new batches whenever needed, and it's never gone out of circulation, but it's never been in much demand, either. $1 and $5 bills are much more popular.

The demand for the $2 bill had been increasing since 2001, perhaps due in part to immigrants used to bills of similar denominations in other currencies. It has been suggested that if a $1 coin ever catches on with the public, $2 bills will get a further boost in popularity. For now, though, it tends to be seen as a curiosity for collectors.

You might find our list of Portraits and Designs of U.S. Paper Currency of interest. And Snopes.com recounts an amusing (and apparently true) story involving the use of a $2 bill.

—The Editors

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