The Low Down on the American Currency
Federal Reserve Bank
|Currency sub unit:||
greenback, buck, dough, green
$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1
The US dollar is one of the most dominant reserve currencies in the world and is also the main tender for several other countries or regions outside the United States, including the Caribbean, Ecuador and El Salvador.
Don’t be surprised to hear dollars being referred to as ‘bucks’ when you are out and about, this is a commonly used nickname! You may also hear 5 cent coins referred to as a ‘nickel’, a 10 cent coin as a ‘dime’ and a 25 cent coin as a ‘quarter’.
Tipping is standard practice across America and you will be expected to pay up to 15% on top of your meal – or even 20% for upmarket restaurants. Thankfully, portion sizes tend to be very generous indeed, so you’re unlikely to feel short-changed!
What to spend your dollars on
Smart gambling in Vegas
Grand Central Station to
the Empire State Building
Catch an LA Lakers game (from)
IMAX at the L.A. Chinese Theatre
Sip fresh coffee at Central Park
Must-sees in the United States
Buying US dollars online is easy
Order American dollars online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home
- 1. Click the ‘Buy US Dollars Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
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- 3. Pay online
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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
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