Sunday 22 September 2013

Posted by Howzto
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In all currency in the world it is common to see the portraits of the greatest leader of their countries. When it comes to american currency it is quite the same but with different portraits for various denominations.Most of the portraits were of American presidents with few exceptions.

The American currency notes which represent dollars have denominations of 1,2,5,10,20,50,100 and 500,1000,5000.10,000,100,000 but the latter half is not being used now and was stopped printing in 1945 and discontinued in 1969 though it remains a legal tender.

$1 George Washington 1st president (1789-1797)

$2 Thomas Jefferson  3rd president (1801-1809)  

$5 Abraham Lincoln  16th president (1861-1865) 

$10 Alexander Hamilton 

$20 Andrew Jackson 7th president (1829-1837)

$50 U. S. Grant  18th president (1869-1877)  

$100 Benjamin Franklin 

$500 William McKinley 25th president (1897-1901) 

$1,000 Grover Cleveland 24th president (1893-1897) 

$5,000 James Madison 4th president (1809-1817)  

$10,000 Salmon P. Chase 

$100,000 Woodrow Wilson 28th president 

The Three non-presidents include Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Salmon P.Chase.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was a leader of nationalist forces calling for a new Constitution and was one of America's first lawyers, Hamilton was the primary author of the Federalist Papers. 

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was a noted author, printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. 

Salmon P. Chase was a U.S. Senator (1849-1855), Governor of Ohio (1856-1860), Secretary of the Treasury (1861-1864) and Chief Justice (1864-1873) and is regarded as being responsible for the current U.S. bank note system. 


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