# How many dollar bills in a bundle?

The number of dollar bills in a bundle can vary greatly depending on the denomination of the bills and how the bundle is packaged. Bundles of currency are typically wrapped with a paper band and come in standard configurations used by banks, businesses, and cash handlers.

## Standard Dollar Bill Bundles

There are a few common ways that standard paper currency is bundled and distributed in the United States:

• Straps – A strap of bills contains 100 notes of the same denomination. So a \$1 strap has 100 \$1 bills, a \$5 strap has 100 \$5 bills, etc.
• Bricks – A brick contains 10 straps of 100 bills each, so 1,000 notes total. Bricks are commonly prepared for larger denomination bills like \$20s, \$50s, and \$100s.
• Bundles – A bundle contains 10 bricks of currency straps, so a total of 10,000 bills. Bundles are most often used for \$1 bills.

Based on this, here is how many bills you would find in standard bundles and packs of U.S. currency:

 Denomination Number of Bills in a Strap Number of Bills in a Brick Number of Bills in a Bundle \$1 100 1,000 10,000 \$5 100 1,000 10,000 \$10 100 1,000 10,000 \$20 100 1,000 10,000 \$50 100 1,000 10,000 \$100 100 1,000 10,000

So a bundle of \$20 bills, which is the typical configuration for larger denominations, would contain 10,000 bills totalling \$200,000.

## Bundles of Smaller Denominations

For lower denominations like \$1 bills, bundles may contain more than 10,000 bills. Some common configurations include:

• 25,000 – Contains 25 straps of 100 \$1 bills each, totalling 25,000 bills.
• 50,000 – Contains 50 straps of 100 \$1 bills each, totalling 50,000 bills.
• 100,000 – Contains 100 straps of 100 \$1 bills each, totalling 100,000 bills.

Banks and businesses that handle high volumes of cash may bundle \$1 bills into packs of up to 200,000 notes, contained in 200 straps of 100 bills each.

## Bundles of Large Denominations

For very large denominations like \$500 or \$1,000 bills, bundles typically contain fewer bills due to the high total value. Packages may contain:

• 250 bills – A bundle of 25 straps with 10 \$500 bills per strap.
• 500 bills – A bundle of 50 straps with 10 \$1,000 bills per strap.

However, \$500 and higher denomination notes are now only used internally by federal banks and are no longer circulated publicly.

## Non-Standard and Mixed Bundles

In some cases, banks or businesses may prepare non-standard bundles that contain a mix of denominations or fewer total bills for convenience or to meet specific needs. For example:

• A bundle prepared with 5,000 \$20 bills and 5,000 \$50 bills, to total a 10,000 bill bundle worth \$500,000.
• A smaller bundle containing just 5 straps of \$100 bills, totalling 500 bills worth \$50,000.
• A bundle containing 50 straps of \$1 bills and 10 straps each of \$5s, \$10s, and \$20s.

So in summary, while most currency bundles contain 10,000 bills of a single denomination, the exact quantity can vary greatly based on the value and purpose of the bundled cash.

## Conclusion

The number of dollar bills contained in a bundle or pack can range from just a few hundred bills up to 200,000 bills or more. Standard configurations used by banks and cash handlers contain the following numbers of bills:

• Strap – 100 bills
• Brick – 1,000 bills (10 straps)
• Bundle – 10,000 bills (10 bricks)

For lower denominations, especially \$1 bills, larger bundles are common containing 25,000 to 200,000 notes. Bundles can also be non-standard, containing mixed or partial denominations. But in most cases, bundles will contain 10,000 bills or more for convenience in larger cash transactions and transfers.