Because I have spent my career working for Financial Institutions, I’m often asked questions about money. Not just about loans, savings accounts or other products and services, but about actual currency. Questions like, “What does a million dollars look like?” “Have you ever seen a counterfeit bill?” “What is the largest bill printed?” Some of the answers to these types of questions are interesting and surprising.
When you are in the business of working with currency, like our Mission Fed tellers do, it becomes part of your everyday life. Money is counted, procedures are followed and cash drawers are balanced—and you may not think twice about interesting factoids. But I thought it would be fun to visit these questions and provide some answers for them.