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Episode 371: Where Dollar Bills Come From

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Episode 371: Where Dollar Bills Come From

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Episode 371: Where Dollar Bills Come From

Episode 371: Where Dollar Bills Come From

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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.

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