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What is USD?

US dollar - USD.

What is USD? It's United States dollar, US$.

USD as US dollar

USD is the currency code for the United States dollar - US$. It is usually represented with the $ symbol. 1 US dollar is subdivided into 10 dimes, 100 cents or 1000 mills.

Americans find that the US cent is an utterly useless currency unit in all instances save for dropping it from the top of the Empire State Building.

USD is the the worlds largest reserve currency and the most traded currency in world's FX markets. The USA dollar is the second largest currency in circulation after the euro.

The American dollar is official currency in 14 countries and the unofficial or de facto currency in 37 others. USD is also the currency for two overseas territories of the United Kingdom: Turks and Caicos Islands, and the British Virgin Islands. In bucks we trust.

Currency fact sheet

US currency fact sheet.
Name US dollar
ISO 4217 code USD
Sign $
Symbol $
US coin values 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢
Banknote $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Central bank Federal Reserve System
Nickname Buck, bean, paper, smackeroo, dead president, smacker, and greenback. In plural: dough, green, bread, bones, simoleons, skrilla, (bank) clams, mint sauce. Washingtons, Jeffersons, Lincolns, Jacksons, Benjamins, Grants, and Hamiltons are used based on denomination.

Historical American dollars

US currency is good forever and remains legal tender for all debts, public and private, throughout the history.

US dollar bills. A bill is a bill and worth the same as a new bill.

More about...

More about the American money.

In 2008 it did cost 6.4 cents to make a dollar note. Despite dollars are referred to as paper money, they are actually based on cotton.

The first dollar bill issued as a Legal Tender Note was printed in 1862. USA banknotes have gone through many changes in size, color, and overall design. Design of the current dollar bill comes from 1969.

The dollar note has many Latin phrases spread throughout. The main ones read - E Pluribus Unum: "From many, one", Novus Ordo Seclorum: "A new order has begun" or "A new order for the ages", Annuit Coeptis: "God has favored our undertaking". There are a lot of myths surrounding the dollar, urban legends tie it to the Masonic order. Symbols on the US Dollar Bill.

Although notes of larger denominations were produced in the past, the Department of the Treasury has not issued any notes higher than the $100 USD bill since the late 1960s.

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What is the US dollar exchange rate today?

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US 20 dollar banknote

A Jackson from 1988. Series were issued from 1928 to 1995.

Picture: US 20 dollar banknote, obverse. Heads of US 20 dollar banknote. Depicted Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. He died aged 78 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Picture: US 20 dollar banknote, reverse. Tails side of US 20 dollar banknote from 1988 features the White House, official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. The house was built between 1792 and 1800 and it has been the residence of every U.S. president since ever. Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.

US 100 dollar banknote

Series of this 1988 US 100 dollar banknote were issued from 1928 to 1993.

Picture: US 100 dollar banknote, obverse. Heads side carries the portrait of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was born 1706 and died aged 84 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Picture: US 100 dollar banknote, reverse. Tails of this 100 dollar banknote depicts the Independence Hall where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.

Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve System is a central banking body of the United States of America. Fed was founded by Congress in 1913. It acts as a decentralized central bank that balances the competing interests of private banks and populist sentiment, supervises monetary policy and interest rates for the U.S. dollar. U.S. Dollar interest rate information.

Converters and rates

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What is USD? A currency with the ISO code USD is a medium of exchange in countries that use USD. Google knows and tells you euro to dollar exchange rates.

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