What Dollar Bill Is Thomas Jefferson On?

What Dollar Bill Is Thomas Jefferson On?

What Dollar Bill Is Thomas Jefferson On?

According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Thomas Jefferson's portrait is on the front of the $2 bill. This source notes that the back of the $2 bill features John Trumbull's painting "The Signing of the Declaration of Independence."

MSN Money explains that the original $2 bill, introduced in 1862, displayed a portrait of Alexander Hamilton, but it was replaced with Jefferson's portrait in 1869. In 1928, Jefferson's home, Monticello, was first added to the reverse side of the $2 bill, according to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

MSN Money states that the $2 bill was never very popular and was discontinued in 1966; however, it was reinstated in 1976 as part of the U.S. Bicentennial celebration. MSN Money notes that at the dawn of the 21st century, over $1.1 billion worth of the bills were in circulation, and 230 million $2 bills were printed in 2006.