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Why I Pay with Two-Dollar Bills

July 24, 2009 by

I recently decided that I am going to pay for as many things as is practicable using only two-dollar bills. I will now attempt to explain my purely symbolic gesture and the reactions I have received so far. FULL ARTICLE


Paul July 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm

My $2 FRN spending is being met with mixed reactions…

One cashier could’ve cared less… another was thrilled and wanted her manager to change it out so she could keep it… and another was worried that it might be “counterfeit” because they’re so uncommon (I was buying a $2.29 cup of coffee – like anyone would waste their time counterfeiting a 2003 $2 FRN so they can steal coffee).

Mike July 28, 2009 at 2:04 am

I often see stamps inked onto various bills. Why not get a “mises.org” stamp to put on $2 bills?

tb54701 July 28, 2009 at 11:28 am

I stamp http://www.campaignforliberty.com on all mine…
Jefferson/C4L,, a winning combo

Zefram July 30, 2009 at 5:09 pm

They sell “End The Fed” stamps here:


Sara August 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Briggs or anyone.. There are a couple discussions linked from yahoo’s front page today that welcomes comments on the $2 bill..



Kris August 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Don’t know if it entirely fits in to your plan, but, consider ordering Jefferson $1 coins from the mint. You can order $500 worth, and they cost face value, and shipping is free:


Although, perhaps this wouldn’t be best for your particular lesson due to the extreme waste of public money on this initiative: Free overnight shipping via UPS and the merchant fees involved in accepting credit card payment.

Mike Jones August 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I am now obtaining and using as many twos as I can get my hands on.

What an incredibly wonderful idea.

John Buck November 10, 2009 at 11:28 pm

The U.S. economy has had DEFLATION of 1 to 2% in the last few months. So what exactly is your point? Are you suggesting that the Federal Reserve System should INCREASE the money supply?

Supply Sider December 10, 2009 at 8:56 am

Great idea!

How about actually writing “Google ‘Why Pay with Two Dollar Bills’” on the corner of the actual bill?

Supply Sider December 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm

The bank I use in midtown Manhattan is plum out of two dollar bills. Their reason: “people keep asking for all of them.”

A sign of the times?

raymond borowiak December 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

I thought Burr killed Hamilton and Jefferson was the second president in my reality that’s why they put him on the 2 dollar bill

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