2014 No. 14–3

Research Data Reports

U.S. Consumers' Holdings and Use of $100 BillsU.S. Consumers' Holdings and Use of $100 Bills

Conventional wisdom asserts that $100 bills are often associated with crime and foreign cash holdings, leading some commentators to call for their elimination; in light of this proposal, it is useful to examine the legal, domestic use of cash. This report uses new data from the 2012 Diary of Consumer Payment Choice (DCPC) to evaluate consumer use of $100 bills as a means of payment.

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