Happy National Dollar Day! Did you know the first U.S. dollar bill wasn’t printed until 1862 and this day celebrates the anniversary of when the Continental Congress established the monetary system? During the introduction, the currency of the United States was not depicted with faces of presidents. Rather, now, it has become a custom to depict the image of the deceased president or an individual face in the U.S currencies. The current denominations of dollar as of 2018 are $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. However, $2 will not be printed henceforth but still in circulation. The largest denomination was $100000 which was printed with the face of Wilson.
You could celebrate the day by spending a few dollars. Using dollar coins or dollar bills when making purchases would probably be the best. Instead of spending a few dollars, you could also save or invest them. Or with Amber & Ash you could do both; this National Dollar Day we are offering ALL of our Capsule Case Collection for $1 on Amazon. For 24 hours only shop our Amazon page and get any color iPhone Capsule Case for $1. And if that doesn’t satisfy you check out dollar car rental for $1 car rentals on Instagram.
Here are some fun facts about the dollar bill.
- American currency isn't all paper, but 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen, according to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
- Ruined money? As long as you have three-quarters of the bill, it should still be legal tender.
- The eagle on the back of the bill holds 13 arrows and an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives. The shield also respectively has 13 horizontal and vertical stripes. This all stands for the original 13 colonies.
How are you saving a dollar today?