Business: Dollar Bills

In the U. S. today, three times as many dollar bills are required as in 1910, and more than seven times as many as in 1900. Just why there is such a demand for dollar bills is a mystery to Treasury officials, but there is the fact. The demand has now gone beyond the real capacity of the existing Government plant to print. In March, the U. S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing had to turn out 37,824,000 separate $1 bills, weighing altogether about 56 tons.

An additional difficulty arises from the fact that...

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