$100 Bill the Most Popular Bank Note in the World

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April 25, 2013 10:15 AM by Smash

the-new-100-bill1Yahoo – As Matt Phillips has explained at length before, nearly 80% of all US currency is denominated in $100 bills. There were more than 820 million Ben Franklins out in the world at the end of last year, making it the most popular bank note, by value, among the world’s major currencies.

A large portion of hundreds are held outside the United States, often shipped abroad by the Fed in pallets worth $64 million each (pdf), though the exact percentage is a matter of debate. The bills are popular among traffickers of drugs and weapons and are also used in unstable economies as a reliable store of value.

Come on now. This shouldn’t be news to anyone. Of course the $100 bill is the most popular in the world. I don’t know what non-American rappers rap about, but I’m just assuming it’s getting fat stacks of $100s. You can’t rap about getting a fat stack of Euros or whatever the hell Canadians use. Don’t they use Monopoly money or something? Oh no, they just have a fucking glow in the dark dinosaur coin:

GlowCoinSuch a Canada move. Yeah try rapping about those and bringing them to the strip club. Most popular money…everyone wants to be us. I understand. Give me a call when anyone else has the most popular bank note in the world.

America: 1, World: 0.

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