What is the origin of the dimensions of large-sized US dollar bills?
June 1, 2014 1:18 PM Subscribe
US dollar bills before 1928 were larger than they are now
, 188mm by 79mm. Are there records of why that particular size was chosen?
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This Stack Overflow question
claims that the size of IBM punch-cards was based on reusing currency carriers from large-size US dollar notes. I'm trying to trace this set of dimensions as far back as is possible, but I haven't been able to find out where large-size US notes were sized as they were.
Are there records of where these measurements came out of? (And if it's based on another currency, where that currency gained its measurements from)