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Cash Trends

Demand for U.S. currency continues to grow with eighty-nine percent of American consumers holding cash to some extent. How much currency is out there and what factors could influence its demand? The latest infographic by the Cash Product Office explains the concept of currency in circulation.

The way consumers shop today is much different than 10 years ago, largely due to the proliferation of new technologies like smartphones and tablets. Today’s new methods of shopping often blur the line between in-person and online purchases and influence how consumers choose to pay for their purchases.

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.

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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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