Topic: $2 bills
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$2 bills

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 8:38 AM

The story of the $2 bill starts in 1862, when the federal government printed its first nationalized paper bills, Bennardo says. The $2 bill was in that first printing, along with the $1 bill, but it took a while for paper money to catch on.

That’s because a lot of folks made less than $15 a month before the turn of the century. Inflation slowly brought the value of paper money down, but then the Great Depression hit. “This was a time when our country did not have much wealth, and a lot of things cost less than a dollar,” Bennardo says. “So the $2 bill really didn’t have much of a practical use.”

The economy recovered, but the $2 bill eventually found itself in a strange price point. It became the the perfect note for some rather nefarious purposes. “Politicians used to be known for bribing people for votes, and they would give them a $2 bill, so if you had one it meant that perhaps you’d been bribed by a politician,” Bennardo says. “Prostitution back in the day was $2 for a trick, so if you were spending $2 bills it might get you into trouble with your wife. $2 is the standard bet at a race track, so if you were betting $2 and you won, you might get a bunch of $2 bills back and that would show that you were gambling.”

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Re: $2 bills

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 9:09 AM

And I thought it was only for good luck,providing you tore off the upper left corner before putting it in your wallet.
Thanks for the history lesson.
I have 10 $2 bills,five with a Tiger Paw,five without.
All the edges are torn.

GT & ATL say hi to $2 bills.

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 9:53 AM

GO TiGERS, whip those Jackets!

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To All CLEMSON TiGERS..Sending you Bright Light from the Carolina Coast and hoping you get to witness a huge Orange sunset tonight. Go Tigers!

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