When someone asks you if you have ‘that paper’, now you can honestly tell them ‘no’! It turns out that U.S. paper currency actually contains no paper whatsoever. U.S. Paper money is made from a blend of cotton and linen. According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, U.S. paper currency is made up of exactly 75% cotton and 25% linen. These materials are blended with dyes and formed into the usual green money you see every day. The use of cotton and not wood pulp is what gives US currency its distinctive feel.