When was the last major push to get rid of $50 and $100 bills?

About 10-15 years ago the Treasury was seriously considering getting rid of the $50 and the $100 to make drug smuggling harder. Does anybody know what year that was in?
Thanks.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.--Ben Franklin

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 785 ✭✭✭

    From time to time various individuals have suggested this but I'm not aware of the treasury considering getting rid of these denominations. It was 1969 when the treasury decided to get rid of anything $500 or higher but I haven't been able to find anything online about the treasury considering get rid of the $100s and $50s. Only suggestions by various individuals.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip. Ebay listings
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