$2 Bill

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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 recounts an amusing (and apparently true) story involving the use of a $2 bill.

-The Editors

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