As you likely know, United States currency is printed on fabric, not paper made from wood. Recovered rags, to be more precise. Rag paper is a combination of cloth and linen cloth. This resulting blend is stronger, tougher, and feels better than wood-based paper.
You may have also noticed the red and blue fibers in the background of your U.S. bills, along with many other counterfeiting inhibitors. The very nature of rag paper makes it easier to add these kinds of security elements. And Crane & Co are the only ones to have done it for the United States in 140 years and counting.
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