Is There a 2 Dollar Bill?


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In the U.S, $2 bills exist, although they are rare. The front displays the portrait of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, while the back features a reproduced version of John Trumbull's painting "The Declaration of Independence."

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Is There a 2 Dollar Bill?
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The first $2 bills were issued in 1862 and featured the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, America's first secretary of the treasury. The reason for the bill's scarcity today is due in part to its brief discontinuation beginning in 1966 and lasting about 10 years until it was reintroduced. It is estimated that less than 1 percent of all banknotes in circulation are $2 bills.

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