19 Curiosities of Dollar that maybe you didn't know
What is behind a name?
The nickname "green" arose as the promissory notes with no interest issued by the United States in 1861 to finance the Civil War, they originally had their obverse green.
- Enduring value. All forms of paper money issued by the US government. USA Since 1861 they are considered legal tender and can continue to be used at their full face value. The US government. USA has never devalued its currency.
- The return of color? Before the new redesigned $ 20 bills were introduced in 2003, the latest US bills. USA background color was the $ 20 Gold Certificates, 1905 Series, which had a gold tint.
- With the grace of a feminine face. Martha Washington is the only woman whose portrait appeared on US banknotes. USA It appeared on the $ 1 Silver Certificates, Series 1886, 1891, and 1896.
- The highest value ticket. The highest value note printed by the Engraving and Printing Office was the $ 100,000 Gold Certificate, 1934 Series. These notes were not in circulation for the general public; they were only issued to carry out transactions between Federal Reserve banks and the US Treasury. USA
- "In God We Trust". This inscription first appeared on US coins. USA 1864. Almost a century later, Congress made it official as a national motto, and both US coins and banknotes are now required by law. USA have it printed. Over the years, the motto has been the subject of objection many times in court; however, various courts have continuously ratified it, including the US Supreme Court. USA, in 1977.
- The responsibility begins here. Since February 1862, the Secretary of the Treasury has been responsible for designs on paper money, including portraits. Secretary John W. Snow approved the new design of the $ 10 bill that began issuing on March 2, 2006.
- Posthumous portraits only. Since 1866, US law it has banned portraits of living people from being printed on banknotes.
- Permanence power. Since 1929, they appear in bills from the USA USA portraits of the same historical figures.
- Recycled paper money. Some of the banknotes withdrawn from circulation by the Federal Reserve System end up being recycled paper for correspondence.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 from so much writing! When the US government USA launched the first and most important banknote issue in 1861, each of the promissory notes on sight were hand signed by the representatives of the Registration of the Treasury and by the Treasurer. This impractical decision led to new laws that allowed the signatures of the representative of the Treasury Registry and the Treasurer to be engraved and printed on the banknotes. This measure came into effect with the issuance of the first series of United States banknotes 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).
- Giant "Money Belt". The nearly 8 billion US banknotes. USA printed each year would be enough to wrap the land with the Equator line more than 30 times.
- Millions of a mile high. A 1 mile high stack of bills would contain more than 14 and a half million bills.
- Different strokes for different people. The most used denominations in the US USA they are those of $ 1 and $ 20; and internationally, the $ 100 bill.
- Each note weighs… The approximate weight of a note, regardless of the denomination, is 1 gram. A pound has 454 grams, therefore, a pound of bills would contain 454 bills.
- Red white and blue. US banknotes USA Neutral colors are made of 25 percent linen and 75 percent cotton. Red and blue synthetic fibers of various lengths are evenly distributed throughout the paper.
- Super tough! A US banknote would need to be folded. USA about 4.000 times before it breaks.
- Brief History from Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton's portrait first appeared on US banknotes. USA in 1861, on sight promissory notes of $ 5.