When $2 Bills Were Last Printed
Paul Peelle of Amherst, MA writes:
The "$2 bill guy" (kid, really) lives about half a dozen miles away from me, and I wrote a letter to the editor right after his story was published. Below is my
I very much enjoyed the Saturday 24 August article about “the $2 bill guy.” I am extremely pleased that there is someone else as committed to twos as I am.
In 1976, the $2 bill was significantly redesigned for the bicentennial with John Trumbull’s painting depicting the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence
to the Continental Congress.
I have not spent a one dollar bill since 1976, exchanging them at the bank for twos. Of course, like Robert, I have many personal stories of interesting interactions with
people regarding my use of $2 bills, both positive and negative.
I feel obligated to make adjustments to the part of the article that references the U.S. Treasury website, which is woefully out of date. More current information can be found
at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing website. But first, allow me to point out that, unlike coins, the date on bills is not the date of issue, but rather identifies which
Series it is. The Series will change whenever the Treasurer of the United States and/or the Secretary of the Treasury changes. Recently, we have had Series 2006, 2009, 2013, and
(currently) Series 2017.
The correction is that 2003 was definitely not the last year that $2 bills were printed. November 2018 was the most recent printing of twos (as part of Series 2013), with 3
previous printings in 2018 alone.
Thank you for putting this interesting article about Robert Nehring on the front page.
Thanks! Quite correct. I stopped in a bank branch Friday afternoon and the teller only had two twos between them. I spent one as part of a restaurant tip, and have the other in
my wallet. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
CALL HIM THE $2 BILL GUY (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n36a27.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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