It’s that special and wonderful time of year again, Tax Day! We know you’ve been working hard, so take a break from your taxes while you check out these 10 interesting facts about cold, hard cash! Also, share these facts with your kids to jump start their financial education in a fun way! We’ve thrown in some extra fun ideas for your kids to use their creativity as well as sharpen their money and math skills. Enjoy!
A stack of dollar bills one mile high would be worth 14.5 million dollars.
The average lifespan of a coin is 25 years. Have your kids find the oldest dated coin in your wallet!
Benjamin Franklin is the only non-President to appear on a bill. Can you kids guess which bill he’s on?
The quarter has 119 grooves around its edges.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar! Have your kids see how many different ways they can make!
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 38 million notes a day with a face value of approximately $541 million, every day! Wow, that’s a lot of cash! What would you and your kids do with $541 million?
Americans throw away around $62 million worth of coins every year! Start a coin jar with your kids and watch the money add up!
There is more Monopoly money printed every year than actual cash.
The largest denomination of US Currency was the $100,000 bill.
US paper bills are not paper! They are made of 75% cotton and 25% linen! This is because those materials are more durable than paper. Get a dollar bill and a piece of paper and compare the differences.
We hope you and your kids enjoyed these fun facts and learned something new about the currency we use every day!
Happy Tax Day!