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Cash Trends

Cash is continuously moving into and out of banks, cash registers, and wallets. The following infographic demonstrates how Reserve Bank cash operations work to meet demand for cash while ensuring the quality and integrity of notes in circulation.

Does your use of cash, credit cards, debit cards, and e-pay reflect national trends? Play our Payment Diary Game to find out.

A recent survey shows that 30 percent of American consumers prefer cash out of all payment methods. Consumers who generally prefer debit and credit cards are 49 percent likely to use cash for purchases less than $20. Get more quick cash facts in this infographic.

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Video: Cash Connect

Who Holds Cash?

Today’s consumers have more choices than ever in how to pay. In our first Cash Connect video - Who Holds Cash? - Federal Reserve Cash Product Office Policy Analyst Claire Wang asks San Francisco residents about their cash holding and spending habits. See how you compare to these testimonials.

Cash Facts

Cash Facts About Today's Currency

Explore the design features and security measures in $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes that help ensure the integrity of the cash you use.

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