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Cash Trends

Can you separate cash facts from common myths? See how much you really know about cash with this updated and expanded quiz.

Genuine U.S. currency may still be worth its face value even if it becomes damaged. Here is what you need to know about mutilated currency, what mutilated notes might qualify for redemption, and tips on how to submit your request for possible redemption of those notes.

Money Adventure Mobile App is Now Available

The U.S. Currency Education Program’s first mobile app has arrived! Money Adventure is an interactive smartphone and tablet app that helps students learn about the security and design features of Federal Reserve notes. Visit the App Store on your iOS devices to download Money Adventure! The app will be Android-accessible in late 2019.

Fed Notes

A majority of consumers continued to increase the amount of cash they are carrying and/or storing, while nearly 80% of respondents who made in-person purchases did not indicate that they were avoiding or averse to using cash during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are two prominent findings from the most recent consumer survey conducted by the Federal Reserve System’s Cash Product Office (CPO) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

In the 2020 Findings from the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice, data from October 2019 show that consumers used cash for 26 percent of all payments, and that it is used for nearly 47 percent of payments under $10. To gain an understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting consumers’ payment choices, the Federal Reserve conducted a supplemental Diary survey from April to May 2020, which provides initial insight into how payment behavior is evolving in the midst of the crisis.

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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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The Twelfth District has cash operations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Phoenix.



Cash News

Cash holdings have increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with an average household store of value in cash of $530. Learn more about cash trends in our latest FedNotes paper.

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