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Question of the Month: Answer


What is the largest denomination U.S. bill ever in circulation? 


    The largest denomination U.S. bill ever in circulation was the $10,000 bill, which was issued until 1945. As of May 30, 2009, only 336 of these large bills have been known to survive. Salmon P. Chase is depicted on the bill. Chase was the sixth chief justice of the U.S. He also served as the 23rd governor of Ohio, represented Ohio in the U.S. Senate, and was the 25th United States Secretary of the Treasury. 

    Note: According to, the largest U.S. bill ever “printed” was the $100,000 bill. It was printed from December 1934 to January 1935 and featured President Woodrow Wilson. The bill was used only by Federal Reserve Banks and was not publicly circulated.


Salmon P. Chase

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