Ibican dollar

Ibican dollar
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One Dollar NoteQuarter dollar (25 cents) coin
ISO 4217
CodeID
Denominations
Subunit
 4quarter
 10dime
 20nickel
 100cent or penny
 1000mill
SymbolI$
 cent or penny¢
 mill
Nickname
Banknotes
 Freq. used$1, $5, $10, $20, $100
 Rarely used$2 (still printed), $50, $1,000, $5,000
Coins
 Freq. used1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢
 Rarely used50¢, $1
Demographics
Date of introductionApril 2, 1701
ReplacedVarious local currencies
User(s)
Issuance
Central bankFederal Reserve System
PrinterBureau of Engraving and Printing
MintIbican Mint
Valuation
Inflation1.52% (February 2019)

The Ibican dollar ($; code: ID; also abbreviated I$ and referred to as the dollar or Ibican dollar) is the official currency of Ibica and its territories per the Coinage Act of 1701. One dollar is divided into 100 cents (Symbol: ¢) or 1000 mills (for accounting purposes and for taxing. Symbol: ₥). The Coinage Act of 1701 created a decimal currency by creating the following coins: tenth dollar, twentieth dollar, one-hundredth dollar. In addition the act created the dollar, half dollar, and quarter dollar coins. All of these coins are still minted in 2019, though under new names.

In 2019, the paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in Ibican dollars.

The Ibican dollar as a currency is often referred to as the greenback by foreign exchange traders and the financial press in other countries.

Overview

Article I, Section 8 of the Ibican Constitution provides that the Congress has the power "To coin money". These coins are designated as "legal tender" in payment of debts.

The Constitution provides that "a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time". The sums of money reported in the "Statements" are currently being expressed in Ibican dollars. The Ibican dollar may therefore be described as the unit of account of Ibica.

The word "dollar" is one of the words in the first paragraph of Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution. In 1701 the Congress passed a Coinage Act. Section 9 of that act authorized the production of various coins, including "That the money of account of Ibica shall be expressed in dollars, or units... and that all accounts in the public offices and all proceedings in the courts of Ibica shall be kept and had in conformity to this regulation". In other words, this act designated the Ibican dollar as the unit of currency of Ibica.

The Ibican dollar has been based upon a decimal system of values since the time of federation. This decimal system was again described in the Coinage Act of 1701: in addition to the dollar, the Act officially established monetary units of mill or one-thousandth of a dollar (symbol ₥), cent or one-hundredth of a dollar (symbol ¢), dime or one-tenth of a dollar, and eagle or ten dollars, with prescribed weights and composition of gold, silver, or copper for each. It was proposed in the mid-1800s that one hundred dollars be known as a union, but no union coins were ever struck and only patterns for the $50 half union exist. However, only cents are in everyday use as divisions of the dollar; "dime" is used solely as the name of the coin with the value of 10¢, while "eagle" and "mill" are largely unknown to the general public, though mills are sometimes used in matters of tax levies, and gasoline prices are usually in the form of $X.XX9 per gallon, e.g., $3.599, more commonly written as $3.59​910. When currently issued in circulating form, denominations equal to or less than a dollar are emitted as Ibican coins while denominations equal to or greater than a dollar are emitted as Federal Reserve Notes (with the exception of gold, silver, platinum and palladium coins valued up to $100 as legal tender, but worth far more as bullion). Both one-dollar coins and notes are produced today, although the note form is significantly more common. In the past, "paper money" was occasionally issued in denominations less than a dollar (fractional currency) and gold coins were issued for circulation up to the value of $20 (known as the "double eagle", discontinued in the 1930s). The term eagle was used in the Coinage Act of 1701 for the denomination of ten dollars, and subsequently was used in naming gold coins. Paper currency less than one dollar in denomination, known as "fractional currency", was also sometimes pejoratively referred to as "shinplasters".

Today, ID notes are made from cotton fiber paper, unlike most common paper, which is made of wood fiber. Coins are produced by the Ibican Mint. Ibican dollar banknotes are printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and, since 1914, have been issued by the Federal Reserve System. The "large-sized notes" issued before 1928 measured 7.42 by 3.125 inches (188.5 by 79.4 mm); small-sized notes, introduced that year, measure 6.14 by 2.61 by 0.0043 inches (155.96 by 66.29 by 0.11 mm).