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The allure of the $2 bill

Hayley Hershman Sep 16, 2016
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Do you like to use $2 bills? Or stash them away? Brett_Hondow/Pixaby

The allure of the $2 bill

Hayley Hershman Sep 16, 2016
Do you like to use $2 bills? Or stash them away? Brett_Hondow/Pixaby
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If you looked inside your wallet right now, you probably have a couple of dollar bills.  Maybe a few fives or a 20. But when was the last time you had a two dollar bill? They are not widely used, yet they are not necessarily rare bills. There is a particular group of people who stash two dollar bills away. Accumulate them. Or have special fascination with the currency.

Filmmaker John Bennardo is one of them. He made the aptly named movie, “The $2 Bill Documentary,” which he has been showing in film festivals. Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O’Leary sat down with Bennardo to discuss the film.

 

Click the player above to hear the full interview.

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