paper currency

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Noun1.paper currency - currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for speciepaper currency - currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie
currency - the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
fractional currency - paper currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit
fiat money - money that the government declares to be legal tender although it cannot be converted into standard specie
bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, bill, note - a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
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The power to make any thing but gold and silver a tender in payment of debts, is withdrawn from the States, on the same principle with that of issuing a paper currency.
It was not an easy matter, on the spur of the moment, to raise ten millions in paper currency, and there were vexatious delays.
Peter Goldthwaite, on the contrary, after innumerable schemes, which ought to have collected all the coin and paper currency of the country into his coffers, was as needy a gentleman as ever wore a patch upon his elbow.
The pile of paper currency occupied the whole table.
That mysterious paper currency which circulates in London when the wind blows, gyrated here and there and everywhere.
But paper currency is redesigned every seven to 10 years to thwart counterfeiters, and the latest $20 notes entered circulation in 2003.
Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that thermal receipts placed in contact with paper currency in a wallet for 24 hours cause a dramatic increase in the concentration of BPA in paper currency, making paper money a secondary source of exposure.
According to the Yemeni penal code, those convicted of counterfeiting coins or paper currency for use either within Yemeni borders or abroad are subject to a prison sentence of a maximum of ten years.
Officers found the stolen card, e1/4445 in cash as well as Polish and British paper currency in the possession of a Georgian permanent resident, 36.
Up until the mid-19th century, the US federal government did not issue paper currency, so private banks and businesses issued bank notes.
The Bank of Canada recently replaced paper currency with polymers in order to reduce the likelihood of counterfeiting,.
27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinstar, a leader in self-service coin-counting, announced a new feature available at select Coinstar kiosks that enables consumers to conveniently and securely add coins and paper currency into or withdraw funds from their PayPal account, as well as send money to another PayPal account.