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These days, nearly all purchases over $100 are made on plastic. However, not too long ago, the pockets of America’s most wealthy held bills that would make most of us cringe to imagine carrying.

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These high denominations were commonly used for bank-to-bank transfers and large federal transactions, but electronic transfers have since made those high-value bills obsolete. Here’s a closer look at those long-forgotten relics of American history.

Infographic: The History of High-Value U.S. Currency

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Published June 27, 2012 Updated: March 25, 2016
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