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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Dollar

In the 1700’s, you could sell a fresh deerskin of a buck for one dollar – hence, the term “buck.”

New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock created the dollar symbol ($) in 1778 by adding a vertical line through a capital "S."

The dollar was unanimously chosen as the official currency for the United States on July 6, 1785.

President Andrew Jackson, who appears on the U.S. twenty-dollar bill, was hugely opposed to paper money.

The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills were officially withdrawn from circulation in 1969.

The US dollar is the official currency of Ecuador, El Salvador and Panama.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.


Iron ink is used when printing dollar bills. When a cashier uses their special marker to validate the bill, it reacts to the iron in the ink, turning yellow. If a bill is counterfeit, there will be no iron in the ink, and the marker will turn it black.

There are 11 lampposts and four vehicles on the back of a $10 bill.

A stack of one million U.S. one-dollar bills is 361 ft high and weighs exactly a ton.

It takes about 4000 double folds before a U.S. dollar bill will tear.

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