"One group that has embraced the $2 note is the exotic dancing industry. Strip clubs hand out $2 bills when they give customers their change, and the bills end up in dancers' garters and bartenders' tip jars.
'The entertainers love it because it doubles their tip money,' says Angelina Spencer, a former stripper who is executive director of the Association of Club Executives, an adult nightclub trade group.
Wine store owner Bruce Gibson is also a big fan of the $2 note. The rarity of getting one helps new customers remember his place, he says, and helps market the shop when customers spend them later.
'The government actually pays for my advertising. Where else can I find that?' Gibson says at his store, the Harwich Spirits Shoppe in Harwich Port, Mass. When customers ask him where he gets the bills, Gibson jokes that he prints them in the back of the shop.
As a currency unit the bill dates to 1776, with various reprintings along the way. Since 1928 it has featured a picture of Thomas Jefferson on the front."