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Every-Day Edit: Paper Money

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You may think that paper monie has been around for a long time, but in the United States, the first paper money was not introduced until march 10, 1862. On that day, the United States government issued it’s first paper money in the form of $5, $10, and $20 bill. Since then the look of the money has changed significently. For example the first $5 bill featured Alexander Hamilton. Abraham Lincoln did not appear on the $5 bill we know today untill 1929. Other bills have changed to. For example, the $20 bill featured lady Liberty, Pocahontas, and Grover Cleveland, before settling on Andrew Jackson on 1928.

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You may think that paper money has been around for a long time, but in the United States, the first paper money was not introduced until March 10, 1862. On that day, the United States government issued its first paper money in the form of $5, $10, and $20 bills. Since then the look of the money has changed significantly. For example, the first $5 bill featured Alexander Hamilton. Abraham Lincoln did not appear on the $5 bill we know today until 1929. Other bills have changed too. For example, the $20 bill featured Lady Liberty, Pocahontas, and Grover Cleveland, before settling on Andrew Jackson in 1928.

 

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