Who Is on the $2 Bill?

Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, is pictured on the front of the $2 bill. Jefferson first appeared on the note in 1869, and his Virginia home, Monticello, was first featured on the back of the bill in 1928.

In 1976, the picture of Monticello was replaced by a representation of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in honor of the nation's bicentennial. The $2 Federal Reserve note, as of 2014, features Jefferson on the front with an engraving from the painting by John Trumbull entitled "The Signing of the Declaration of Independence" on the back. In the interest of space, five men in the painting are omitted from the engraving. The first $2 bill came out in 1862 and featured a picture of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury.