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1

Word Millionaire first Appeared

1826 novel “Vivian Grey” by Benjamin Disraeli

2

What % of bills are $1?

Just under half of the notes printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing are $1 notes. In fiscal year 2009, the exact percentage was 42.3%.

3

Largest bill ever printed

The largest bill ever printed was the $100,000 bill; it was actually a Gold Certificate issued in 1934. These notes were used for transactions between Federal Reserve banks and were not circulated among the general public. President Woodrow Wilson was depicted on the bill.

4

E plurbus unum

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress issued a three-dollar bill bearing the motto, "Exitus in Dubio Est," which translates to "The Outcome Is in Doubt." Despite congressional pessimism about the war, John Adams, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson proposed the more prophetic motto, "E Pluribus Unum" -- "One From Many." The motto first appeared on the Great Seal of the United States in 1782. The Great Seal, however, didn't appear on U.S. currency until 1902.

5

eye on the pyramid

"all-seeing eye" that sits atop the pyramid on dollar bills was included as a reflection of divine providence.

6

material of money

75% cotton / 25% linen blend with silk fibers

7

shortest life span

$50 bill is 3.7 years. Next in line is the $10 bill at 4.2 years, followed by the $5 at 4.9 years.

8

largest denomination in circulation

The $100 bill has been the largest denomination of currency in circulation since 1969

9

nicknames for $10

ten spot, yellow, dime, hamilton, sawbuck

10

lifespan of a buck

18 months

11

Main metal in pennies

Zinc.

12

Difference between old $20 and new $20

new-flag to the left; old-flag to the right

13

How many states listed on the $5?

26

14

Least copper of any coin

penny

15

first coin issued in the US

silver dollar

16

two bits

quarter

17

fish on many of the first US coins

codfish

18

nicknames for silver dollars

ferris wheel, cartwheel

19

in g-d we trust

This inscription was added to the two-cent piece of 1864. But it didn't become necessary to add it to all coins until 1955. The inscription "E Pluribus Unum," which means "One from Many" (as in one country made from many states) was first used on the gold $5 piece of 1795.

20

life expectancy of a coin

30 yrs

21

coin to carry president on two sides

penny--two different engravers' names also appear

22

commemorative coin (first 2)

The first U.S. commemorative coin was produced in 1892 for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It featured Christopher Columbus, the man then credited with discovering the "New World." In 2000, another commemorative coin was produced to honor Leif Ericson, whom we now know reached the shores of the New World almost 500 years before Columbus.

23

first person to use decimal system

jefferson

24

first President to have his portrait appear on a coin struck during his lifetime.

coolidge--the historic image was on the obverse of the 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence.

25

first coin to feature an African American

he historic image was on the obverse of the 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence.

26

Mint marks

"P" for Philadelphia, "D" for Denver, and "S" for San Francisco. This mark can be found to the right of the subject's face on the obverse side of each circulating coin—with the exception of the "Philadelphia" Lincoln cent, which has no mint mark.

27

First president/person to appear on a coin

In 1909, President Lincoln appeared on a one-cent coin and became the first real person—as well as the first American president—to have his face appear on a regular-issue American coin.

28

How much is an eagle worth?

$10.

29

NJ Quart

Washington on both sides (crossroads of a revolution)

30

Only coin that's one solid material and not a sandwich

nickel

31

First living person and first living President on a coin

governor of Alabama was the first. In 1921, Alabama's Governor Thomas Kilby was shown next to the Governor of 100 years earlier—William Bibb—on the Alabama Centennial Half Dollar. The first President on a coin while still alive was Calvin Coolidge in 1926.

32

Nickel is mostly

Copper

33

Which Presdient wanted to start putting other Presidents on coins

Teddy Roo was taken with a 1907 portrait of Lincoln by Brenner and did just that, Washington followed in 1932

34

What is on the nickel?

a portrait of Thomas Jefferson on one side, and Monticello, Jefferson’s historic Virginia home, on the reverse. German-American sculptor Felix Schlag, whose portrait was based on a bust by sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdo

35

When did kennedy start appearing on the dime?

The new coins, bearing a portrait by Gilroy Roberts, began being minted in 1964--a year after he was shot in 1963

36

Who is on the alabama state quarter?

Hellen Keller

37

was there ever a 4 cent piece?

no--but there was a 20 cent piece, a 3, a 2, blahblah

38

Who appears on half dollar?

Kennedy has appeared on the half-dollar since 1964. Eisenhower appeared on the dollar coin from 1971 to 1978.

39

What do you call a coin collector?

A numismatist collects coins. A philatelist collects stamps, while a vecturist collects subway tokens.

40

What first appeared on the back of a penny?

wheat

41

How many reeds on the side of a quarter?

119. That's one more reed than the dime, which has 118.

42

What coin does not have reeded edges/

Sacacgaewa dollar

43

How often did state quarters come out?

5/year

44

coins with stuff engraved on their edges

Beginning in 2007, four dollar coins are being released every year, each with a different president. "In God We Trust," "E Pluribus Unum," the date, and the mintmark are engraved on the edge, rather than the front or back.

45

What's on the back of a dime?

a torch, an olive branch, and an oak branch
Correct!
They symbolize liberty, peace, and strength and independence.

46

Which coins has the date on the reverse or "tails" side?

state coins