Evolution of dollar bills

Banknotes - this is a full-fledged art. There is even a competition for the title of most beautiful banknotes and collectors certainly tell you that the bill - it is something more than plain paper. Amidst all bravely stands dollar, which in its history several times changed image. Each note of the past is worthy of attention, because most of them are damn stylish.

Evolution of dollar bills

In 1776, the Continental Congress decided it was time to release the first official dollar bill. However, this did not prevent any bank or the state to issue its own currency. This happened before the 20th century, while the national currency did not become standardized. Now she is easily recognizable anywhere in the world.

Tells and shows how US money appeared before on the hundred dollar bill there was a portrait of Benjamin Franklin.

1 $ 1770

Evolution of dollar bills

The money went into circulation since the mid-18th century. They were used in all of the 13 colonies of North America. Depending on the location, they were called either dollars or shillings. Banknotes constantly tampered with, which made the state constantly strengthen the protection of the currency. Print notes used real leaves - they created a more complex pattern. At the time, money counterfeiting was punishable by death.

$ 50 1779

Evolution of dollar bills

It looks like the US dollar, issued by the Continental Congress as the first of the national currency. The design is not much different from the colonial money. On the rear side of the banknote image appeared incomplete pyramid. Issue of banknotes cost the government 240 million dollars, which led to a monstrous inflation. By 1781 this money is completely worthless.

$ 5, 19-th century

Evolution of dollar bills

Something which stability was restored only in 1792, when the Mint Act was signed. With printing banknotes things were tight, as their value is entirely dependent on the institution in which they were printed. It turned out that for $ 5 bill issued by a bank of Tennessee, gave only $ 4. Situation, of course, cleverly used the crooks, producing counterfeit banknotes in other banks.

$ 10 1862

Evolution of dollar bills

The Civil War was the next step in the development of paper money. To support the soldiers banknotes were printed in large numbers. Seceded from the Union states have begun to release their new currency. Just at that time, the dollar began to take their own specific design - used two-color printing and decorated frame.

$ 10 1862 (Union)

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In 1862 was signed into law on printing money in the amount of $ 50 million. This money should have been fully ensured in government securities. But their existence was short. A year later, they have seized.

$ 10 Grinbek

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At the end of the war the country's financial system came to a new stage of history, which was called "the golden age of the banknote design." In addition to grinbekam issued silver certificates. They can be exchanged for coins and bars of silver.

Banknotes with Martha Washington, 1886

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1886 remembered the release notes, which shows a first lady of the country - Martha Washington.

Silver Certificate, 1892

Evolution of dollar bills

In 1892 was released "educational series" banknote dedicated to the World's Fair. These bills were considered the most beautiful in the history of US money. On the banknote in 1 dollar depicts Colombia, pointing the finger at Washington Monument. In the creation of the banknotes used a huge amount of complex artistic elements, thanks to which they have become so popular.

Silver Certificate, 1896

Evolution of dollar bills

It shows Martha and George Washington. Pay attention to the angels who look around.

Silver Certificate $ 5 1896

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This bill represented an allegorical scene, known as the "Electricity, Present Light of the World." Image demonstrates America's leadership in technological progress.

Silver Certificate $ 5 1899

Evolution of dollar bills

Due to the silver certificates, bills have appeared beautiful edges and strong portraits. In addition to Silver, and Gold Certificates were issued, sometimes reaching the value of 10 000 dollars. These banknotes were in circulation until 1933, until President Roosevelt banned the accumulation of gold by private individuals.

Gold certificate for $ 500 1865

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The federal government began issuing gold certificates for several years before silver, but they were not as popular. In 1865 it appeared the earliest series gold certificate, it published only in large denominations.

George Washington on the Gold Certificate 1905

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In the early years of the 20th century, Americans saw a new, but at the same time very familiar design banknotes. At this time, we used 3 colors. Money 1905 turned out so bright that became widely known as a "series of Technicolor."

The reverse side of the Golden certificate for $ 1000

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Alexander Hamilton was pictured on the front side of the bill. The government continued to print Gold Certificates until 1934.

$ 100 1914

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The design changed again when Congress passed the Federal Reserve in 1913. The obverse depicted portraits deceased presidents, and primary colors become black, red and blue. This design has gone through most of the XX century.

5 $ 1914

Evolution of dollar bills

On the back side of the banknote depicting iconic moments in American history. This bill is the Federal Reserve, in denominations of $ 5, illustrates the struggles and problems of the early American settlers.

$ 10 000 1934

Evolution of dollar bills

See the note at the American man who has never been a president - strange, but Samon Chase was an exception to the rule. Chase was the secretary of the state treasury under Abraham Lincoln. He also proposed to place money on the famous inscription "In God We Trust", which became the motto of the United States in 1956.

Banknotes were issued in denominations of 10 000, 5000, 1000 and US $ 500. Today, the largest US denomination is $ 100. They say that this is done to prevent drug trafficking.

$ 100 1996

Evolution of dollar bills

Cult redesign occurred in 1996. Dimensions of banknotes also changed: 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 US dollars were born. Portraits of presidents became larger and were slightly moved away from the center. Uses ink, changing color - it should prevent counterfeiters do their dirty deeds. However, one clever Chicago man did not take a long time to get around the obstacle aside and began to print very high-quality bills of $ 100 right in your basement