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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dollar Fears Assuaged

MOSCOW () -- A top U.S. official on Monday told Russians to stay calm over the new $100 bill, promising that old banknotes would never be withdrawn and that Russia would have enough new dollars to go around.

Assistant Treasury Secretary Darcy Bradbury said the United States had printed 800 million new $100 banknotes, well above any forecasts for likely world demand.

The notes, with a range of new safety features to foil counterfeiters, should reach Moscow next week from distribution points in Europe.