© 2022 KGOU
KGOU_Header_72dpi-01_0.jpg
News and Music for Oklahoma
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Episode 371: Where Dollar Bills Come From

Every single dollar bill in the world — every $20, every $100, everything — is printed on paper made at one small mill in Massachusetts. That's been the case for 130 years.

On today's show, we visit the mill. And we hear the story of the guy who jumped out a hotel window to win the government contract to print all that paper.

Note: This episode was originally posted last year.

For more: Read David Kestenbaum's FOIA appeal and the Treasury Department's response.

Subscribe. Music: Temper Trap's "Sweet Disposition." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

More News
Support nonprofit, public service journalism you trust. Give now.