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  • The weight of $1 million worth of quarters is 50 thousand pounds.
  • The average lifespan of a $1 bill is eighteen months.
  • The average lifespan of a $100 bill is 9 years.
  • The average lifespan of a quarter is 25 years.
  • $696 million is the amount printed daily by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
  • .01 percent of the $750 billion in U.S. currency circulating is estimated to be counterfeit.
  • 13 – the number of instances of the number 13 on the back of a dollar bill, including 13 letters in the motto, “E Pluribus Unum.”
  • 7 percent of the American workforce earns minimum wage.
  • $197 million is what the U.S. spent per day on the war in Iraq in 2005.
  • $1.5 trillion is the cost in today’s dollars of WWII, which is greater tan all of history’s other wars combine.
  • $20 billion is the estimated amount of spending in the war on terror that is unaccounted for.
  • $650 is the value of 12 pounds of coins removed in 2004 from the stomach of a man who had eaten them over the course of a decade. The man suffered from pica, a rare compulsion to eat the inedible.