Curiosities of the Dóllar

What is behind a name? The nickname “green” arose because the interest-free notes issued by the United States in 1861 to finance the Civil War, originally had its obverse green color.

Enduring value. All forms of paper currency issued by the US government. UU since 1861 they are considered legal tender and can still be used at their full face value. The US government UU He has never devalued his currency.

The return of color? Before the new $ 20 notes redesigned in 2003 were introduced, the last US banknotes. UU with background color were the Gold Certificates of $ 20, Series of 1905, which had a golden tint.

With the grace of a feminine face. Martha Washington is the only woman whose portrait appeared on US banknotes. UU It appeared on Silver Certificates of $ 1, Series of 1886, 1891 and 1896.

Federal Reserve banks

The highest value ticket. The highest value ticket printed by the Office of Engraving and Printing was the Gold Certificate of $ 100,000, Series of 1934.

These tickets were not in circulation for the general public; they were only issued for transactions between Federal Reserve banks and the US Treasury. UU

“In God We Trust”. This inscription appeared for the first time in the currencies of the EE. UU of 1864. Almost a century later, Congress made it official as a national motto and now it is required by law that both the coins and the US banknotes.

UU they have it printed. Over the years, the motto has been the subject of objection many times in courts; however, various courts have continuously ratified it, including the US Supreme Court. UU., In 1977.

The responsibility starts here. Since February 1862, the Secretary of the Treasury has been responsible for the designs that appear on paper money, including portraits.

Secretary John W. Snow approved the new design of the $ 10 bill that began to be issued on March 2, 2006.

Posthumous portraits only. From 1866, the law of the EE. UU has prohibited them from printing

Portraits of live people on the tickets.

Power of permanence. Since 1929, they appear on US banknotes. UU the portraits of the same historical figures.

Recycled paper money. Some of the bills withdrawn from circulation by the Federal Reserve System end up being recycled paper for correspondence.

The 10th District. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City constitutes the Tenth District of the Federal Reserve System. Ironically, it is located at the corner of 10th Street and Grand Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The main cities of the 10th District are Kansas City,

Denver, Oklahoma City, and Omaha.

Pain in the hand of so much writing! When the US government UU launched the first and most important issue of bills in 1861, each of the sight notes were signed by hand by the representatives of the Treasury Registry and by the Treasurer.

This impractical decision resulted in new laws that allowed signatures of the representative of the Treasury Registry and the Treasurer to be recorded and printed on the bills. This measure came into force with the issuance of the first series of US notes in 1862.

The “1” is NOT the loneliest number. More $ 1 bills are printed than any other denomination ($ 1 bills make up about 45 percent of all printed bills).


“Money belt” giant size. The almost 8 billion US banknotes UU printed each year would be enough to wrap the land with the Equator line more than 30 times.

Millions of a mile high. A stack of 1 mile high notes would contain more than 14 and a half million bills.

Different strokes for different people. The most commonly used names in the US UU they are $ 1 and $ 20; and internationally, the $ 100 bill.

Each ticket weighs … The approximate weight of a ticket, regardless of the denomination, is 1 gram. One pound has 454 grams, therefore, one pound of bills would contain 454 bills.
Red white and blue.

The US banknotes UU of neutral colors are composed of 25 percent linen and 75 percent cotton. Synthetic fibers of red and blue of different lengths are distributed evenly throughout the paper.

Super resistant! It would be necessary to double a US ticket. UU about 4,000 times before it breaks.

History of Hamilton. The portrait of Alexander Hamilton appeared for the first time in the US banknotes. UU in 1861, in the sight notes of $ 5.

Additional Information.

Albert Einstein, 7 Things You Didn’t Know

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