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A 25-foot tower of shredded money.

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Find out how money is put into and taken out of circulation. See what $1.35 million looks like in a Fed currency cart and marvel at a 25-foot tower of $100 million in shredded money.

A partially loaded currency cart, containing $1,350,000 in new $5 bills.Fed Facts:

  • The average $1 note is in circulation less than five years, while a $100 note may last for up to 17.9 years.
  • The average $5 note is in circulation for 3.8 years, while the average $10 note is in circulation for 3.6 years.
  • The average $20 note has an estimated life span of 6.7 years, whereas the average $50 note has an estimated life span of 9.6 years.