Monthly Question Answers


May 2019

Wings (ages 5-12):

Q: What materials are dollar bills made out of?

A: The paper for dollar bills is composed of 75% cotton and 25% linen – with the security thread and watermark built in.


Fliers (ages 13-15)

Q: Which paper bill lasts the longest in circulation?

A: Hundred dollar bills last the longest, because they are not used as often as other bills. Fives and tens wear out the fastest because they're used the most. On average, a one-dollar bill will last about 21 months in circulation.