Special Sub-Topic: Bills and Coins Unlimited
|Which man is on the US $2 bill?|
Thomas Jefferson & Jefferson. This bill was printed in 1976 to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States.
|There are many different paper currency notes in circulation in the US. If high enough, they are illegal to own. What is the largest bill that a civilian can possess legally?|
$10,000 bill. The highest bill ever made was the $100,000 bill, with President Woodrow Wilson on it. The $500 bill and higher are no longer in print.
|Who is on the US $10,000 bill?|
Salmon P. Chase. Chase was the Governor of Ohio from 1856-1860 and was the Secretary of the Treasury under President Abraham Lincoln.
|What was the last year that the US wheat penny (pennies with two grains of wheat instead of the Lincoln Memorial) was minted?|
1958. The first year the mint began making these was in 1909.
|Who designed the standing liberty quarter that was made from 1916-1930?|
|This is one of those questions that's so easy it's hard. No cheating. Tell me which way Lincoln is facing on the penny.|
Right & R. Every other coin has someone facing left.
|In what year was the last US half-cent coin minted?|
1857. 1857 was when the last half-cent ever was minted. The other years listed as incorrect were last years for certain half-cents, but a new variety always took its place.
|If you look at the top of a US dollar bill, it will read 'Federal Reserve Note'. Before the gold standard was abolished by FDR during the Great Depression, what did it read on dollar bills?|
Silver Certificate. It read certificate, as something had to back it up in order for it to be worth anything. It was backed up by gold.
|Martha Washington has been featured on a US $1 silver certificate in the past.|
|Alexander Hamilton, the man on the US $10 bill, was never president. He was the first Secretary of the Treasury. Why didn't he run for president?|
Chose not to run. He was born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies in 1757.
|President William McKinley appears on the US $500 bill. He was the president that preceded Theodore Roosevelt. |
t. President McKinley was shot by an assassin in Buffalo, New York in 1901. Roosevelt, who was McKinley's VP, assumed office until 1909.
|What famous US landmark is on the back of the $100 bill?|
Independence Hall. Benjamin Franklin is on the front of the $100 bill, and he, at one point, lived at Independence Hall.
|In colonial America, four main crops were grown by colonists. All of these crops have appeared on U.S. currency in the past. They are?|
Corn, cotton, wheat, tobacco. Cotton and tobacco were major cash-crops in the southern economy.
|Are Civil War era Demand Notes still valid today?|
Yes, for face value. In 1861, the U.S. Treasury began printing its first paper money since the Continentals. This money was referred to as Demand Notes, as they were redeemable in coin on demand. They were printed in $5, $10, and $20 notes. These were printed until 1866.
|What person was responsible for the banning of portraits of living people on all US currency, paper and coin?|
Spencer M. Clark. Clark was appointed as superintendent of the National Currency Bureau, and he managed to get his own portrait on a five-cent piece that was issued from 1863 to 1867. Congress became so infuriated with this act of arrogance that it established a ban, which is still in effect today, on portraits of living persons on all bank notes.
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