Business: Economy & Business, May 12, 1975

ONE place where inflation has not made the dollar cheaper is the Government's greenback-manufacturing Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Rising paper and ink prices have pushed the cost of printing 1,000 bills of any denomination from $7.76 to $11 in the past three years. To cut costs, Bureau Director James A. Conlon wants to re-introduce the $2 bill, which was retired from circulation in 1966—by which time it was being issued in such small numbers that it had become a curiosity.

He estimates that by printing 450 million two-spots a year, the Bureau could cut its $1 bill output in half and...

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