Bill, as in currency; e.g., ten-dollar note.
The grandest was the $10,000 note – the largest denomination ever issued by the United States Treasury. (New York Times, June 17, 1990)/As a three-fer (President, saint, writer), Lincoln could have the two-dollar note all to himself. (Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker, February 19, 2007)
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If you take a look at the one-dollar bill in your pocket, you’ll see that it calls itself a
FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE
THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
The word “bill” is nowhere to be seen.
We don’t need ‘note’ when we’ve got ‘bill’ ! The possible confusion between bill-how-much-I-owe/bill-the piece of currency just adds to the possibilities for double meanings. Go us!