Interesting Facts about currency (money)

Sep 4, 2019 | Useless Info

Here are some interesting facts about currency from the US and abroad.

  • On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the “1” encased in the “shield” and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  • On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  • Traditionally only Presidents are on US currency, however these individuals have the honor of being adorned onto US currency: Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill, Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, Susan B. Anthony on the $1 coin and Salmon P. Chase on the $10,000 bill ( who is Salmon P. Chase? click here to find out ).
  • The first paper currency issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury were Demand Notes Series 1861.
  • The clock in the steeple of Independence Hall on the back of the $100 bill are set at 4:10.
  • The first $2 bill was produced in 1862.
  • The average life span of a $1 bill is 21 months.
  • In contrast to the $1 bill the $100 bill has a life span of 89 months.
  • Did you know it costs about 1.2 cents to make a penny and almost 7 cents to make a nickel.
  • It takes approximatly 454 $1 bills to make a pound. ( or 454 of any bill ).
  • If you wanted to make a stack of $1 bills 1 mile high, it would take you about $14,500,000.00.