Currency

The Currency channel explains all you ever wanted to know about dollars and cents. Check out these articles for in-depth information on what happens to money in the economy (or in your washing machine.)

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What exactly is the cost of money? What are the fundamentals of exchanging dollars for other currency? We'll explore these questions, plus give tips for money-changing travelers.

By Ed Grabianowski

With the introduction of the new $20 bill, the U.S. Treasury has introduced a whole new element to the dollar: color. Learn about the new look of the currency and about the benefits of the new features.

By Katherine Neer

What is currency, exactly? We all know currency is a piece of paper or metal you can trade for stuff you need or want, but who decides what your money is worth? And why does its value fluctuate?

By Ed Grabianowski

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Believe it or not, the Euro was the idea of Winston Churchill in 1946, when he suggested the creation of the "United States of Europe."

By Lee Ann Obringer

The mint began producing state quarters in 1999. Learn about the schedule of state quarter minting.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

How much would all the money in the world weigh and how much would it be worth? Find out what "all the money in the world" really means.

Ever wondered why the stock exchange is valued at 15 trillion dollars, while the amount of money in the U.S. is only 6 trillion? Learn why the stock exchange can be valued higher than a nation's total financial value.

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Have you ever wondered how a dollar bill changer converts your bills to change? Learn how a dollar bill changer works.

Why doesn't washing paper money cause it to disintegrate? Learn how paper bills are made to withstand excessive use (or misuse!).