Highest Denomination of U.S. Bills

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

What was the highest denomination of bill the U.S. Treasury ever printed and which president is on it?

The Answer:

The highest current denomination is the $100 bill.

The highest bill ever printed, however, was a $100,000 note that was printed from December 18, 1934 to January 9, 1935. It was used for transactions between Federal Reserve Banks. President Woodrow Wilson was pictured on the front.

The following bills have not been in print since 1946: $500 (William McKinley); $1,000 (Grover Cleveland); $5,000 (James Madison); and $10,000 (Salmon P. Chase, former Treasury Secretary).

-The Editors

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