United States One Hundred Thousand Dollar Bill


United States one hundred thousand dollar bill
Front of bill: 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson
 
United States one hundred thousand dollar bill
Back of bill
 

The largest currency ever printed by the United States was the $100,000 Gold Certificate, Series 1934. These notes were printed from December 18, 1934 through January 9, 1935 and were issued by the Treasurer of the United States to Federal Reserve Banks only against an equal amount of gold bullion held by the Treasury. These notes were used for transactions between FRBs and were not circulated among the general public.

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.