How Many Times Has the United States Updated the Dollar Bill?


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As of 2014, The United States dollar bill had received approximately four updates since it came into existence in 1862, reportions Modern Notion. In 1869, the first update to the U.S. dollar bill highlighted George Washington on the bill. Additional updates followed in the years of 1886, 1896 and 1923.

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The second update to the U.S. dollar bill included First Lady Martha Washington in 1886, explains Modern Notion. She was the first woman showcased on the dollar bill. The 1896 update to the U.S. dollar bill featured an educational series. This third update displayed both President George Washington and First Lady Martha Washington on the bill at the time. The 1923 update to the U.S. dollar bill cut down the size of the bill to reduce cost.

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