Has U.S. currency as we know it today always been pretty much the same? The answer is no.
- There used to be:
- 2-cent coin and
- bills for 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents
- Martha Washington was the first (1886) and only woman to ever appear on U.S. paper money (the $1 silver certificate) and
- the penny, as we know it today, was introduced in 1909 to commemorate Lincoln’s 100th birthday and was the only coin to have a right-facing portrait. Hmmm.
The infographic below contains many more money facts. If you love money as much as I do, you’ll love this one!
The above comments are edited excerpts from a post by Clayton Closson (quickenloans.com) entitled The History of US Money.
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