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What is the United States dollar truly made of?

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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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Have you ever looked at the United States dollar and wondered what it was made of or why it has the certain smell it does. Have you ever wondered if it was a type of paper or some type of fibers. I honestly think it is made of something that is illegal to have in America and i also believe that is why that certain plant is illegal. I have heard many things about the USD but i am not sure what is correct. Is there anyone who knows the truth about this. What is the United States dollar actually made of?




posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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That would be my guess, Hemp Paper.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by demonologist842012
Have you ever looked at the United States dollar and wondered what it was made of or why it has the certain smell it does. Have you ever wondered if it was a type of paper or some type of fibers. I honestly think it is made of something that is illegal to have in America and i also believe that is why that certain plant is illegal. I have heard many things about the USD but i am not sure what is correct. Is there anyone who knows the truth about this. What is the United States dollar actually made of?


A type of paper not commenly used anymore, that consists of woodfibers (Normal paper) and cotton.

This isn't a conspiracy, and smoking it wont get you high.
Do some reasearch before you post a question?
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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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25% linen, 75% cotton.

Maybe it smells funny because you have no idea how many people have touched that dollar, nor what they have done with it.
On average 8 people handle a dollar in a year.
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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
25% linen, 75% cotten.

Maybe it smells funny because you have no idea how many people have touched that dollar, nor what they have done with it.
On average 8 people handle a dollar in a year.


cotton* and yeah, you don't know where that $ has been



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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The U.S. Constitution however, is printed on hemp paper. They teach that in school here in Florida now.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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As I understand it from watching documentaries about how the United States makes it's money, the paper is a proprietary blend, just like the ink and everything else related to money production. Whatever they can do to be different and make life hard for counterfeiters.

I think if it were made of something exotic or noteworthy (No pun intended), someone would have noticed and screamed bloody murder long ago though.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by visualmiscreant
The U.S. Constitution however, is printed on hemp paper. They teach that in school here in Florida now.


Hemp was a common form of parchment back than.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by spw184

Originally posted by Ghost375
25% linen, 75% cotten.

Maybe it smells funny because you have no idea how many people have touched that dollar, nor what they have done with it.
On average 8 people handle a dollar in a year.


cotton* and yeah, you don't know where that $ has been


I just assume every $1 dollar bill has been in some unmentionable place on some dirty stripper.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by spw184

Originally posted by visualmiscreant
The U.S. Constitution however, is printed on hemp paper. They teach that in school here in Florida now.


Hemp was a common form of parchment back than.


The drafts of the constitution were written on hemp paper.

The final draft was written on parchment...but parchment isn't paper...it is animal skin. Hemp wasn't a common form of parchment, but it was a common form of paper.

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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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It is made of broken promises, debt, and stolen oil.

This may be why it smells illegal to you.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Yep thats probably right.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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I was gonna say Debt, then I read the actual OP. No fun.



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