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The Dollar Bill's Appearance Will Not Change And This Is The Weird Reason Why

At first thought, it seems a given you'd want to change it up every once in a while.

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Considering rapidly developing new printing technology and the prevalence of counterfeit currency operations, you'd think the United States dollar bill would be a prime candidate for frequent redesign.

But it is not, and there is a very practical reason why. In this 41-second video, TikTok user @theinfographicsshow explains the mystery.


The one-dollar bill has been the lowest value denomination of U.S. paper currency since 1876. It has the oldest design of all U.S. currency being produced now.

"It’s not worth enough to counterfeit anyway, and inflation is driving its value down," writes one viewer of the video in the comments.

Another commenter says, "So the government is owned by lobbyists? Well, that's a new opinion."

"They had a rash of counterfeit dollars when photocopiers first came out. Kids were doing it to get cola and play video games for free," claims one commenter with an anecdote. 

Another corruptly finds some advice in this analysis: "So if I want to print money, I should do one dollar bills. Thanks."

"It will be a cashless society real soon," writes a viewer with an eye toward the future.

The U.S. one-dollar bill is iconic, so we thought it worthwhile to take a look at this issue and share what we found. 

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