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$1 Note

Issued 1963 - Present

  • The first $1 Federal Reserve notes were issued in 1963. The design, featuring George Washington on the face and the Great Seal on the back, has not changed.

 

  • Of all the notes printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the $1 note makes up about 45% of currency production.

 

  • The first $1 notes (called United States Notes or "Legal Tenders") were issued by the federal government in 1862 and featured a portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase (1861-1864).

 

  • The first use of George Washington's portrait on the $1 note was on Series 1869 United States Notes.

 

  • If you had 10 billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would require 317 years for you to go broke.

All U.S. currency remains legal tender, regardless of when it was issued.
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