TUESDAY TRIVIA: What Are U.S. Currency Bills Made From?

The saying “Money doesn’t grow on trees” has a different meaning when you consider what U.S. ‘paper’ money is composed of.

What are U.S. currency bills made from?

Ordinary paper is primarily made of wood pulp; however, United States ‘paper’ money is composed of 75% cotton and 25% linen.

According to the National Cotton Council of America, during fiscal year 2009, more than six billion bills of all denominations were printed in the United States, consuming 21,476 bales of cotton.

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