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Fun $1 Facts

The following dollar bill trivia is from moneyfactory.com(1):

  • The first $1 notes featured a portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase (1861-1864).
  • George Washington's portrait first appeared on $1 notes in 1869.
  • $1 notes make up 45% of all money printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
  • The life span of a new $1 note is 22 months.
  • If you had 10 billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would take you 317 years to go broke.

Have you ever wondered where that $1 bill in your pocket has been, or where it will go next? Check out wheresgeorge.com(2) to find out.

1. http://www.moneyfactory.com/
2. http://www.wheresgeorge.com/

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