The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories. It is divided into 100 smaller cent units. The circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes.
|United States dollar|
|United States dollar (English) |
dólar estadounidense (Spanish)
dollar américain (French)
dólar dos Estados Unidos (Portuguese)
|Freq. used||$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, |
|Freq. used||1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢|
|Rarely used||50¢, $1|
|Central bank||Federal Reserve System|
|Printer||Bureau of Engraving and Printing|
|Mint||United States Mint|
|Inflation||0.10 % (December 2016)|
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories. It is divided into 100 smaller cent (¢) units. The circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes.
The U.S. dollar is fiat money. It is the currency most used in international transactions and is the world's primary reserve currency. Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is also used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean: the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. A few countries use only the U.S. dollar for paper money, while the country mints its own coins, or also accepts U.S. coins that can be used as payment in U.S. dollars, such as the Susan B. Anthony dollar.