Almost 1.8 billion $100 US Dollar (USD) bills were printed in 2009. The only denomination with a higher production was the $1 USD bill at 2.6 billion that year. There were more $100 USD bills printed in 2009 than in any other year — the only other year to come close was 1999 when 1.54 billion were printed.
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- Since 1969, the $100 bill is the highest currency in circulation in the United States.
- The first $100 bill was printed in 1862 and featured an American eagle; the eagle was replaced by Benjamin Franklin in 1914.
- $100 bills circulate for an average of 89 months, higher than any other denomination.
- The Bureau of Engraving and Printing processes more than $30 million USD of mutilated currency each year.