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When the Federal Reserve is issuing money, they are only printing cash money (coins and banknotes)?

If not, then what other types of money they are issuing?

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Deposits at the Federal Reserve largely count as money, at least as far as the depositing commercial banks are concerned.

Apparently on March 1 2016, the Federal Reserve Banks' liabilities included $\$1475$ billion of Federal Reserve notes, net of F.R. Bank holdings, and $\$2530$ billion of deposits, together with $\$412$ billion of other liabilities. See the second part of table 5 of https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/current/ for more details

Coins are not issued by the Federal Reserve, but by the United States Mint

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks but I still don't understand how much of that is cash and how much is non-cash $\endgroup$ – Joe Jobs Mar 9 '17 at 23:27
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    $\begingroup$ Deposits at the Federal Reserve are not cash but they are money: they can be used for payment (at which point they become somebody else's deposit) and they can be converted into cash on demand $\endgroup$ – Henry Mar 10 '17 at 0:35
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Who and when takes the decision to convert the deposits into cash? I can imagine an answer for "when?": at the moment when many people decide to withdraw a lot of cash money from their banks accounts. The banks will transfer deposits to FED in exchange for cash? And what's the best term for these "deposits", non-cash money? Virtual money? Digital money? $\endgroup$ – Joe Jobs Mar 10 '17 at 20:50
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    $\begingroup$ The banks can demand cash for their "Federal Reserve balances" at any time, especially if they are "excess reserves" as most of them currently are $\endgroup$ – Henry Mar 10 '17 at 21:40

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