Some Fun Facts About Money

Currency is actually fabric composed of 25% linen and 75%cotton. Currency paper has tiny red and blue synthetic fibers of various lengths evenly distributed throughout the paper.

The dollar was officially adopted as our nation’s unit of currency in 1785.

The largest bill ever printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing was the $100,000 gold certificate.

The U.S. Secret Service was created during the Civil War to fight counterfeiting.

The motto “In God We Trust” did not appear on paper currency until 1963.

The largest note produced today is the $100 bill.

It costs approximately 6.4 cents per note to produce U.S. currency.

About 4,000 double folds (forward and backward) are required before a note will tear.

The average life of a Federal Reserve note depends upon its denomination:

$1 bill - 21 months $5 bill - 16 months $10 bill - 18 months $20 bill - 2 years $50 bill - 4.5 years $100 bill - 7.5 years

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Blue Stripe Mortgage is a family business that is locally owned and operated in Scarborough, Maine. We have been helping clients throughout the entire state of Maine with their mortgage needs since 2005. Whether you are purchasing a new home, or refinancing your current home, we will guide you through every step of the mortgage process with ease.


We care about saving you money, that is why we NEVER charge an Application or Pre-Approval Fee. We work with a wide variety of Lenders and can assist you with Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA / Rural Development, and Jumbo mortgage products.


We want to earn your business, and the business of your friends, family, and co-workers. Whether you are a first-time or seasoned home buyer, looking to refinance your existing home, or seeking an investment or vacation property, let Blue Stripe Mortgage be your trusted Maine Mortgage Broker.