Flashcards in Money Stuff Deck (46):
Word Millionaire first Appeared
1826 novel “Vivian Grey” by Benjamin Disraeli
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%.
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.
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.
eye on the pyramid
"all-seeing eye" that sits atop the pyramid on dollar bills was included as a reflection of divine providence.
material of money
75% cotton / 25% linen blend with silk fibers
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.
largest denomination in circulation
The $100 bill has been the largest denomination of currency in circulation since 1969
nicknames for $10
ten spot, yellow, dime, hamilton, sawbuck
lifespan of a buck
Main metal in pennies
Difference between old $20 and new $20
new-flag to the left; old-flag to the right
How many states listed on the $5?
Least copper of any coin
first coin issued in the US
fish on many of the first US coins
nicknames for silver dollars
ferris wheel, cartwheel
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.
life expectancy of a coin
coin to carry president on two sides
penny--two different engravers' names also appear
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.
first person to use decimal system
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.
first coin to feature an African American
he historic image was on the obverse of the 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence.
"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.
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.
How much is an eagle worth?
Washington on both sides (crossroads of a revolution)
Only coin that's one solid material and not a sandwich
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.
Nickel is mostly
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
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
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
Who is on the alabama state quarter?
was there ever a 4 cent piece?
no--but there was a 20 cent piece, a 3, a 2, blahblah
Who appears on half dollar?
Kennedy has appeared on the half-dollar since 1964. Eisenhower appeared on the dollar coin from 1971 to 1978.
What do you call a coin collector?
A numismatist collects coins. A philatelist collects stamps, while a vecturist collects subway tokens.
What first appeared on the back of a penny?
How many reeds on the side of a quarter?
119. That's one more reed than the dime, which has 118.
What coin does not have reeded edges/
How often did state quarters come out?
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.
What's on the back of a dime?
a torch, an olive branch, and an oak branch
They symbolize liberty, peace, and strength and independence.