airsicknessbag
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Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 4:59 am

Hello everybody,

please help me complete a list of the men who have the privilege of adorning US Dollar notes.

For starters:

1 - George Washington
2 - Thomas Jefferson
5 - Abraham Lincoln

..and that´s it, as far as my memory is concerned. I hear the biggest denomination is 10000 US $ (wow), so there are quite some misssing  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thanks,

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 5:05 am

I saw a few of them but do not ask me about the notes beyond $ 100, every time when I visited the states I was a poor student Big grin.

Patrick

Btw: This is a quite interesting topic.
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 5:09 am

Alexander Hamilton is on the 10, Andrew Jackson on the 20, U.S. Grant on the 50 and Ben Franklin on the 100.
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 6:15 am

The highest denomination currently in circulation is $100
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 7:22 am

here is the complete list from the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing
*Note this info is not coptrighted*
$1 Note (Face) - George Washington (1st U.S. President) (Back) - The Great Seal of the United States

$2 Note (Face) - Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. President) (Back) - Signing of the Declaration of Independence

$5 Note (Face) - Abraham Lincoln (16th U.S. President) (Back) - Lincoln Memorial

$10 Note (Face) - Alexander Hamilton (1st Secretary of the Treasury) (Back) - U.S. Treasury Building

$20 Note (Face) - Andrew Jackson (7th U.S. President) (Back) - White House

$50 Note (Face) - Ulysses Grant (18th U.S. President) (Back) - U.S. Capitol

$100 Note (Face) - Ben Franklin (Statesman) (Back) - Independence Hall

$500 Note* (Face) - William McKinley (25th U.S. President) (Back) - Numeral 500 and the ornamental phrase "Five Hundred Dollars"

$1000 Note* (Face) - Grover Cleveland (22rd & 24th U.S. President) (Back) - Numeral 1000 and the ornamental phrase "One Thousand Dollars"

$5000 Note* (Face) - James Madison (4th U.S. President) (Back) - Numeral 5000 and the ornamental phrase "Five Thousand Dollars"

$10,000 Note* (Face) - Salmon Chase (U.S. Treasury Secretary under Lincoln) (Back) - Numeral 10,000 and the ornamental phrase "Ten Thousand Dollars"

$100,000 Note* (Face) - Woodrow Wilson (28th U.S. President) (Back) - Numeral 100,000 and the ornamental phrase "One Hundred Thousand Dollars". This note never appeared in general circulation, and was only used in transactions between Federal Reserve Banks.

* = Notes no longer in print or circulation

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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 8:32 am

Bunny is on the BUNNY DOLLAR bill:


 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 9:06 am


Thanks for your help, especially to Ihadapheo.
I didn´t know the 100 is currently the highest denomination. Isn´t this highly impractical when buying high (and I mean REALLY high) price items?

I had read somewhere - I guess in some kind of record book - that the 10,000 US$ note is the one with the highest value. I guess they didn´t consider the 100,000 because it was never really circulated.

I believe I also remember reading that only 46 of the 10,000 were ever issued - is this correct?

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 9:10 am

Daniel,

Frankly I rarely see people carrying anything larger than a 20 these days... basically b/c ATMs only dispense 20s.

For large cash purchases most people either use checks or plastic (whether they be credit or debit cards). In these days of Electronic funds transfers you don't need the large domination bills. Frankly I think the 50 and 100 are impractical... as a lot of everyday places won't accept them.
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 9:35 am

Remember the movie, "Who's Minding the Mint?"
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 1:06 pm

Airsicknessbag, no trouble at all, if you want to learn more about US currency here is the link, it has all the info I posted above plus a large amount more
http://www.bep.treas.gov/

But as far as US paper money goes this on is one of my favorites
From the 1896 "educational series" the current value of this bill is $2,950.00

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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 1:12 pm

I didn´t know the 100 is currently the highest denomination. Isn´t this highly impractical when buying high (and I mean REALLY high) price items?

You don't buy cars, houses etc. with cash. That is impractical figuring ATM machines have a $500 limit on transactions to stop theft.
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 4:40 pm

The $2 dollar bill is also out of print.

They can still be found in circulation but it is very very rare.
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Mon Sep 09, 2002 5:07 pm

You can see images of all US currency from the US$1 to US$1,000 here: http://www.currencygallery.com/small/sfrn.htm
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Tue Sep 10, 2002 2:35 am

The Statue of Liberty is on the $1,000,000 bill.
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Tue Sep 10, 2002 4:41 am

DesertJets: You would be surprised how often the $50s and $100s are used. I take cash all day and see at least 2 of each a day. The funny part is people get huffy when they order only a bean burrito (75 cents after tax) and I tell them we don't have the change for a large bill! This is when they are holding several $1s. I am thankful there are more security features on the bills now. Makes counterfiting harder.
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Tue Sep 10, 2002 5:14 am

Seb146- I spent a summer working in a movie theater, and on weekend afternoons I would still only see 2 or 3 people passing fifties or hundreds. Which sucked for me b/c they'd only be buying 5 bucks worth of crap... and there go all my twenties.

Most people paid with twenties, since they probably just stopped at the ATM before coming. Or with the obvious smaller bills. I wonder if they were trying to impress me (or their girlfriends) paying for the mega-size soda, popcorn and red vines with the Benjiman.

Oh and bizarrely they never told us that we had to do anything special with large bills. First time I got one I asked my manager who was right next to... she looked at me like I was stupid.
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Tue Sep 10, 2002 6:56 am

But what do you do if you want to haul some millions of your illicit money to Switzerland? Rent a truck and haul a container full of 100s - or pack a neat suitcase with 1000s?  Wink/being sarcastic

Just kidding, but if one´s buying a used car, I wouldn´t want a 100 to be the largest note. Not that I buy many used cars  Smile/happy/getting dizzy - but what happens from time to time is that I have to get 1000 EUR or so from one account to the other quick. A standard wire transfer between two different banks would take a few days, if I carry the money physically across the street it´s there the same day. And it´s very nice to have to carry only one or two notes instead of a bundle on such an occasion.
The Euro´s approval rating among Germans would be even lower if they had taken away our 1000 DM notes (which reincarnated as 500 EUR).

Thanks again for your input.

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Tue Sep 10, 2002 9:22 am

Daniel,

Why is that you have multiple accounts with different banks??? Living a secret life we don't know about????

Granted transfering cash from one account to another is the quickest way to transfer funds, versus an EFT or check... but who really needs to do that? And those that do don't have bank accounts where they put 5-day holds on new deposits.

if you needed to do a purely cash transaction for a large amount, lets say buying a used car, than a cashier's check would likely be the best option.

But then I am still confused by your comments, but I have also grown up financially in an almost cashless world. It wasn't till recently that I regularly carried any amount of cash above $5-$10.
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Tue Sep 10, 2002 4:53 pm

LOL, a secret life. Nah, I have an account from which I all normal transactions (get my wages, pay bills etc.) and one savings account. And whenever I got something left on the normal one I transfer it to the other.

The problem with cheques is, that one has to wait for them to clear. Not good if you want to pay the car and drive home. Sometimes even new cars get paid in cash because the dealer gives you an incentive for doing so - so he doesn´t have to pay commission to some credit card firm.
Other businesses that don´t regularly accept cash are travel agents and retailers, again because of the commission. Buying a TV or air ticket in cash is not that uncommon. The use of plastic money is simply less wide spread on this side of the pond. The credit card CEOs are probably pissed - such a great market potential, and these dumb stone age Europeans continue stubbornly to pay cash...  Insane

And finally, maybe us Europeans have a little psychological problem: the fear of war and/or having to flee is deeply rooted especially in older citizens. Maybe that causes our fondness towards cash in general and large denominations in particular.


The BEP website Ihadapheo mentioned is really great. It has pictures of all the notes. They call the 100,000 a "gold certificate which cannot be legally owned by private persons" (not an exact quote). I guess one can´t call that a banknote in the true sense.

I found one of the educational fivers Ihadapheo fancies is currently at eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1379945751

It´s at 7100 US$ right now, and the reserve price isn´t even met yet.  Wow!

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Tue Sep 10, 2002 11:10 pm

Airsicknessbag: "The problem with cheques is, that one has to wait for them to clear."

That's only with personal checks. A cashier's check is automatically cleared.
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Wed Sep 11, 2002 12:40 am

I do like the old us paper money better.. More color nice pictures, before 1928 it was about 25% bigger and not all the photos were of important men


Now for real fun you can track your US currency as it makes it's way from where you spend it to the next time someone enters it around the Country.

here is the link ....
http://www.wheresgeorge.com/
(note I in no way benefit from this info and post it for informational purposes only)

(there are other sites for Euro's, the Pound, the Yen and currency from the Netherlands, links to these sites are listed on the site)

And don't get me started on Geocaching

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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Wed Sep 11, 2002 3:18 pm

See, they had to eliminate the silver certificate, like the one above, because the US currency isn't really backed by silver anymore. It's pretty much just a piece of paper  Nuts
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:52 pm

As well as the Silver Certificates, they also had Gold Certificates which were issued in 'small sized' notes (ie the same basic design as the last series of US Federal Reserve notes) in Series 1928 and 1934. They were issued in denominations of US$10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 100,000. The $5,000 10,000 and 100,000 notes were only used for transactions between financial institutions and not released to the general public.

The Gold Reserve Act of 1933 required that all gold and gold certificates held by US citizens be surrendered to the US Treasury and Americans were banned from holding gold or gold certificates. The Series 1934 notes were therefore not a public issue as they were for transactions between Federal Reserve Banks and therefore read "Payable to the Bearer on Demand as Authorized by Law"

The portrait on the US$100,000 note - the highest denomination of any non-interest bearing note issued by the US government - is that of Woodrow Wilson.

http://www.currencygallery.com/small/sgc.htm
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Fri Sep 13, 2002 3:48 am

The $1000 and $500 bills were withdrawn from circulation between 1980 and 1990 in order to combat money laundering by the drug cartels. Large cash transactions are now looked at very closely by the FBI and Treasury departments. A special form has to by filled out by a merchant when someone makes a purchase using $3,000 or more in cash. Banks have to report when deposits are made of more then $3,000 in cash to a bank account (I believe that there is an exception for merchants). I purchased a car using $500 bills in 1985 because I wanted to do it while I still could. It was an interesting feeling knowing that each piece of paper was so valuable. I wish I had kept one.
 
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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Fri Sep 13, 2002 8:07 am

Actually the $2 bill is not "rare" in the sense of increased value; it is not printed as frequently. It is still in print.

Generally, the higher the denomination, the more ornate the design on the back.

I really like the Declaration of Independence on the back of the $2.

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RE: Question About The Guys On US Dollar Notes

Fri Sep 13, 2002 8:27 am

the 10 rules, but i miss the old 10 b/c it had the little old cars on the back.

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