Trivia Minute April 13, 2015

Episode 44: Two Dollar Bill

by Marcus Michelson


On this date in 1976, the United States Treasury reintroduced the two-dollar bill featuring Thomas Jefferson.

Here are some things you might not know about the two-dollar bill:

First, the two-dollar bill and the one-dollar bill are the only U.S. currency that do not have enhanced security features, like watermarks and security thread.

Second, the original two-dollar bill, which was issued in 1862, featured a profile portrait of Alexander Hamilton. Jefferson made his first appearance on the note in 1869.

Third, there are more than one-point-five billion dollars worth of two-dollar bills in circulation.

Our question: What is pictured on the reverse of the current two-dollar bill?

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