Because "they" said so ;-)
what really sucks many people place a higher value on that same paper over a human life but then again humans suck so i see why
because.. they have different numbers
Would you rather pay for things in gold slabs?
I agree. I'll trade you blank pieces of paper you can put whatever you want on for those old things. Or, you can explain why you value them more than blank paper.
Too sentimental I suppose.
Bills are notes representing that amount's worth of gold from the national treasury.... It's not like they use special paper and ink that's valuable and rare. All of that money is theoretically backed up by gold.
hate to be the one who breaks it to you but that money is not backed by any gold. It is only backed by "the good faith and credit" of the United States government.
True, it isn't backed up by the gold standard anymore, but that's the best way i could figure to explain why they existed in the first place.... and the paper really was never worth anything....it symbolized the worth of something else..... just sayin