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."
A:Benjamin Franklin appears on the $100 bill to commemorate the contributions he made to American history. As of 2014, the $100 bill is the highest-value note of American currency in circulation. Some of Franklin's contributions to history involve his political deeds with the fledgling United States and his role in bringing the French over to the American side in the Revolutionary War.
A:According to the United States Secret Service, more than half of a torn or damaged dollar bill must be intact for it to still be considered legal tender. When a bill is torn, mutilated or otherwise damaged, it should be taken to a bank for redemption.
A:Information on current currency values is available from financial news sources, such as Bloomberg News and CNN Money. These sources provide information on the major world currencies in terms of the U.S. dollar.
A:The Netherlands uses the euro (€) much like other European Union member countries do, according to the Lonely Planet website. The currency is divided into 100 cents per euro. The euro comes in notes with denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.
A:Medieval currency was divided among numerous regional denominations of cash and account money, which was used exclusively for calculating large transactions and did not exist in any physical form. According to Boise State University, sums computed using account money were routinely converted into whatever currency was favored locally by a money changer.
A:The Euro, which is the legal currency of 18 members of the European Union, includes bank notes, which are identical for each nation, and coins, which have a common design on one side and a nation-specific theme on the other side, according to the European Commission. The notes represent seven values ranging from 5 to 500 euros, and the eight coins range in denomination from 1 cent to 2 euros.
A:According to About.com, a standard roll of nickels contains 40 coins and is valued at $2. A standard roll of U.S. coins, also known as a shotgun roll, refers to one that has been wrapped with tamper-proof ends by a bank or a minting authority.
A:The livre was a silver coin currency of pre-revolutionary France, according to Emerson Kent. The livre was worth 240 deniers, which was roughly equivalent to the British pound. The larger unit of currency was the louis d'or, named for King Louis XVI. One louis was worth 24 livres.
A:Bakumatsu currency, sometimes called "Aratame sanbu sadame" after its inscription, was legal tender in Japan between 1854 and 1868. This currency featured Japanese stampings on its front and a Mexican eagle on its back. It was fully discontinued in the 1870s with the passage of the National Bank acts.
A:There is a small deviation in the mesh pattern near the upper right-hand corner of the U.S. $1 bill that some people believe to resemble a spider. It being an intentional imagery is very much up for debate, however.