Facts on our non-paper paper currency

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Facts on our non-paper paper currency

#1 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:34 pm

It's not paper and there's a reason it's called the "rag buck" http://www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrency/ ... ocess.html



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Re: Facts on our non-paper paper currency

#2 Unread post by 2centsal » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:55 am

:dunno I noticed that several people have read this and I'm not sure if they aren't interested or their like me who has no idea what your trying to say or what "rag buck" means.
Can you explain in brief what that means ?

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#3 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:48 am

It's called a Rag buck, an archaic term for sure, because the notes are made mostly of a fibrous material and when they're used often, got wet, etc. then they would feel more like a rag. I am talking about older currencies when the feds were toying with different materials to make the notes so they were harder to counterfeit and so they would last longer in circulation. Now they're 75% cotton and 25% linen and that's more of a clothing type material than paper.

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