Ever gotten a $2 bill in change at the store?

Staten Island, New York
January 30, 2018 6:34pm CST
Recently, my husband went to get something at the grocery store. He gave the guy $10 and expected to get $3 back. He should have gotten three bills. The guy gave him only two. How could that be? My husband told him that he made a mistake and only gave him $2. The guy said that he gave him $3. How was that possible with only two bills? Turned out one of them was a $2 bill. I wonder if that $2 is real or counterfeit? I have never gotten a $2 bill in change at the store in my entire life... Didn't even know they still existed.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
31 Jan
How did you not know they existed?
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• Staten Island, New York
31 Jan
That was a typo. Meant to say I didn't know they still existed. I fixed it! Thanks for the catch.
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@NJChicaa (42430)
• United States
31 Jan
is it Thomas Jefferson on the $2?
• Staten Island, New York
31 Jan
@NJChicaa I don't remember. Have to check.
• United States
31 Jan
They exist, and they are real. I have a few $2 that were gifts. I collect them. When I was a cashier, I was paid with $2.00 from time to time, as well as silver dollars.
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• Staten Island, New York
31 Jan
I thought they were long extinct.
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• United States
31 Jan
@lovebuglena Perhaps not in circulation as much, but very much still around.
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• Staten Island, New York
31 Jan
I have a few silver dollars and 50 cents as well.
@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
31 Jan
They still do exist. Some collect them. When I worked in the banking business if I had one in my drawer, I would sometimes give it out and most didn't say anything.
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• Staten Island, New York
31 Jan
I bet that not everyone will accept a $2. Or at least they may think it's not real...
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• United States
31 Jan
yup,it's real.what i hate is trying to spend one. you get a 20 something cashier that's never seen or heard of one,they think it's fake and give you a hard time.
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• Staten Island, New York
1 Feb
That is crazy. A regular person wouldn't counterfeit a bill. If the cashier thinks the $2 is fake, instead of giving the customer a hard time he/she should ask another cashier or manager if it is legit.
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• United States
2 Feb
@lovebuglena i demanded they get the manager last time.thankfully he was old enough to know it's real.
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@aureliah (16808)
31 Jan
I have not seen such a bill in my life. Did you find out whether it exists?
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• Staten Island, New York
1 Feb
The $2 existed before and it still exists. All the $2 bills my husband has say 2003 or 2009 on them. One actually says 2013. I am not really sure if a lot of them are in circulation but they can still be used if you have them.
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@aureliah (16808)
5 Feb
@lovebuglena If they are there probably the circulation is very low.
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@louievill (18923)
• Philippines
31 Jan
It's rarely used now but it's still legal tender, I have a specimen ( forgot where I placed it) and guess where it came from? It came from Hawaii not from the U.S. mainland.
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• Staten Island, New York
31 Jan
What do you mean it came from Hawaii?
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@louievill (18923)
• Philippines
31 Jan
@lovebuglena it was given as change there, same as how you got yours there
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@Courtlynn (66576)
• United States
31 Jan
I've never gotten one, but when i was growing up my mom got many when shopping and stuff.
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• Staten Island, New York
31 Jan
I wonder how much they are worth... if a person were to sell it?
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@Courtlynn (66576)
• United States
31 Jan
@lovebuglena no idea but i know back then they said they were going to be worth alot years from then
@EddieHands (37823)
• United States
31 Jan
I have never gotten one of these dollars bills. I am very happy to say I do have some 2 dollar bills though however.. Many Blessings
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• Staten Island, New York
1 Feb
I don't have any $2 bills either, nor have I ever gotten them as change.
@JohnRoberts (60104)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Jan
I remember old two dollar bills but never heard of new ones.
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• Staten Island, New York
31 Jan
There probably aren't any new ones. Old ones must still be in circulation...
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@MKAlubs (452)
• United States
1 Feb
It's been a few years since I've seen a two dollar bill.
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@ridingbet (55875)
• Philippines
31 Jan
we don't have the 2 peso bill here now, even loose change.
• Staten Island, New York
1 Feb
Did you have one before?
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@ridingbet (55875)
• Philippines
7 Feb
@lovebuglena we had P2 bill before. we also have a centavo and 5 centavo coin as well.
• Staten Island, New York
7 Feb
@ridingbet What's P2?
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Feb
I'm sure no one would take the time to counterfeit a small bill. I'm a cashier and I will see two dollar bills here and there but i don't give them out. I figure the bank can deal with them, Maybe that cashier had limited bills in his drawer and had no choice. Probably your husband could have asked for ones instead.
• Staten Island, New York
1 Feb
He gladly accepted the $2 bill.
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• Northampton, England
31 Jan
$2 buck bill is not common but legal, I understand
• Staten Island, New York
1 Feb
I don't think anyone can say they won't accept a $2 for payment as it's legal tender.
• Northampton, England
1 Feb
What is a $2 Dollar Bill worth? Typically the $2 bill is worth its face value. Special $2 bills have been made in recent years, however they are not worth anything more than face value on the collectors market and most current $2 bills are not worth much more than their face value.
• Northampton, England
1 Feb
$2 dollar bill is growing in popularity. In 2005 alone, 61 million $2 bills were printed. This is more than twice the number of $2 bills that were printed annually between 1990 and 2001.
• Northampton, England
1 Feb
As of April 30, 2007 there were $1,549,052,714 worth of $2 bills in circulation worldwide."