Currency Information on United States Dollar - USD – United States dollar - $
The most used currency in the world, the US dollar was introduced in 1792 in the form of the first coins minted by the United States Mint.
The dollar circulated in harmony with the Spanish dollar and Mexican peso in the US until 1857, when it was declared that the dollar would become the sole legal currency in the US.
Coins are available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, though the 50 cent coin is not used regularly. 1 dollar coins are available but not used often.
Banknotes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars are in frequent use, $2 notes are not used often and 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000 and 100,000 dollar notes are not in circulation, though they do exist.
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