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(a) Currency in Circulation, Billions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted (WCURCIR)
Currency in circulation includes paper currency and coin held both by the public and in the vaults of depository institutions. The total includes Treasury estimates of coins outstanding and Treasury paper currency outstanding. This definition of currency in circulation differs from the currency component of the money stock, a measure of currency used in some other Federal Reserve reports (for example, the H.6 release), which excludes currency held in vaults of depository institutions.

1984-1985 and Jan 11-Mar 15, 1989: Annual Statistical Digest 1984, 1985, 1989 Table 2.
Jan 8, 1986 to date except weeks ending Jan 11, 1989 - Mar 15, 1989: Federal Reserve Board H.4.1.

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(a) Currency in Circulation, Billions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted (CURRCIR)
Data prior to 1991 are from various issues of Banking and Monetary Statistics and the Annual Statistical Digest. Data from 1991 forward are calculated using data from the H.4.1 Release - Factors Affecting Reserve Balances.

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(a) Monetary Base; Currency in Circulation, Millions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted (MBCURRCIR)
Currency in circulation includes paper currency and coin held both by the public and in the vaults of depository institutions. The total includes Treasury estimates of coins outstanding and Treasury paper currency outstanding. This definition of currency in circulation differs from the currency component of the money stock, (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CURRENCY), which excludes currency held in vaults of depository institutions.

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(a) Factors Absorbing Reserve Funds: Currency in Circulation, Millions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted (WCICL)
Currency in circulation includes paper currency and coin held both by the public and in the vaults of depository institutions. The total includes Treasury estimates of coins outstanding and Treasury paper currency outstanding. This definition of currency in circulation differs from the currency component of the money stock, a measure of currency used in some other Federal Reserve reports (for example, the H.6 release), which excludes currency held in vaults of depository institutions.

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(a) Currency Component of M1, Billions of Dollars, Seasonally Adjusted (CURRENCY)
The currency component of M1, sometimes called "money stock currency," is defined as currency in circulation outside the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks. Data on total currency in circulation are obtained weekly from balance sheets of the Federal Reserve Banks and from the U.S. Treasury. Weekly currency in circulation data are published each week on the Federal Reserve Board's H.4.1 statistical release "Factors Affecting Reserve Balances of Depository Institutions and Condition Statement of Federal Reserve Banks." Vault cash is reported on the FR 2900 and subtracted from total currency in circulation. For institutions that do not file the FR 2900, vault cash is estimated using data reported on the Call Reports.

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NOTES

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)  

Release: H.4.1 Factors Affecting Reserve Balances  

Units:  Billions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Weekly

Notes:

Currency in circulation includes paper currency and coin held both by the public and in the vaults of depository institutions. The total includes Treasury estimates of coins outstanding and Treasury paper currency outstanding. This definition of currency in circulation differs from the currency component of the money stock, a measure of currency used in some other Federal Reserve reports (for example, the H.6 release), which excludes currency held in vaults of depository institutions.

1984-1985 and Jan 11-Mar 15, 1989: Annual Statistical Digest 1984, 1985, 1989 Table 2.
Jan 8, 1986 to date except weeks ending Jan 11, 1989 - Mar 15, 1989: Federal Reserve Board H.4.1.

Suggested Citation:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Currency in Circulation [WCURCIR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/WCURCIR, September 22, 2017.

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)  

Release: H.4.1 Factors Affecting Reserve Balances (data not included in press release)

Units:  Billions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

Data prior to 1991 are from various issues of Banking and Monetary Statistics and the Annual Statistical Digest. Data from 1991 forward are calculated using data from the H.4.1 Release - Factors Affecting Reserve Balances.

Suggested Citation:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Currency in Circulation [CURRCIR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CURRCIR, September 22, 2017.

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)  

Release: H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base  

Units:  Millions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

Currency in circulation includes paper currency and coin held both by the public and in the vaults of depository institutions. The total includes Treasury estimates of coins outstanding and Treasury paper currency outstanding. This definition of currency in circulation differs from the currency component of the money stock, (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CURRENCY), which excludes currency held in vaults of depository institutions.

Suggested Citation:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Monetary Base; Currency in Circulation [MBCURRCIR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MBCURRCIR, September 22, 2017.

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)  

Release: H.4.1 Factors Affecting Reserve Balances  

Units:  Millions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Weekly

Notes:

Currency in circulation includes paper currency and coin held both by the public and in the vaults of depository institutions. The total includes Treasury estimates of coins outstanding and Treasury paper currency outstanding. This definition of currency in circulation differs from the currency component of the money stock, a measure of currency used in some other Federal Reserve reports (for example, the H.6 release), which excludes currency held in vaults of depository institutions.

Suggested Citation:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Factors Absorbing Reserve Funds: Currency in Circulation [WCICL], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/WCICL, September 22, 2017.

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)  

Release: H.6 Money Stock Measures  

Units:  Billions of Dollars, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Weekly

Notes:

The currency component of M1, sometimes called "money stock currency," is defined as currency in circulation outside the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks. Data on total currency in circulation are obtained weekly from balance sheets of the Federal Reserve Banks and from the U.S. Treasury. Weekly currency in circulation data are published each week on the Federal Reserve Board's H.4.1 statistical release "Factors Affecting Reserve Balances of Depository Institutions and Condition Statement of Federal Reserve Banks." Vault cash is reported on the FR 2900 and subtracted from total currency in circulation. For institutions that do not file the FR 2900, vault cash is estimated using data reported on the Call Reports.

Suggested Citation:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Currency Component of M1 [CURRENCY], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CURRENCY, September 22, 2017.

RELEASE TABLES

H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base

H.4.1 Factors Affecting Reserve Balances

H.6 Money Stock Measures






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