United States Five Hundred Dollar Bill


United States five hundred dollar bill
Front of bill: 25th President of the United States, William McKinley.
 
United States five hundred dollar bill
Back of bill
 

Legal United States currency is printed in bills in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. Although they are still technically legal tender in the United States, the higher denomination $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 bills were last printed in 1945 and officially discontinued on July 14, 1969, by the Federal Reserve System.

$100,000 bills exist, but were not publicly issued, and were used only for intra-government transactions. They are printed in orange on the reverse, and are illegal to own. All known pieces are in government museums.

 
United States five hundred dollar bill
A Confederate bill from the civil war, 1864.