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C-Note – Another Name for the $100 Dollar Bill

Series 2006A $100 Bill. Image: Adobe Stock.
Front of a Series 2006A $100 bill, featuring Founding Father Benjamin Franklin on the front. Image: Adobe Stock.

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes …..



A C-note is one of a handful of colloquial terms for the one-hundred-dollar bill, “C” being the Roman numeral for “100” (from the Latin centum, meaning “one hundred”). Starting after the Civil War, United States Notes of the $100 denomination featured a capital “C” on the front. Federal Reserve Notes, introduced in 1914, did away with the letter.

It is perhaps more old-fashioned than other slang terms, like “Benjamin“.

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