DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that George Washington was not the only Washington on the $1 bill of The United States? His wife, Martha Washington also appeared on the $1 Silver Certificate which was first printed in 1886. Martha Washington's portrait on the $1 bill is based on Charles François Jalabert's portrait. In 1891, a slightly re-designed bill was produced. Although it is known that there were women minted on the U.S. coins, Martha is the first and only woman that appeared on the U.S. federal paper money. In 1957, the $1 Certificates were discontinued, and it was considered the second longest issued paper money.
Meanwhile, studies show that there were 11.4 billion 1 U.S. dollar in circulation in 2015. It is considered the most common bill, and the second is the 100 U.S. dollar, with around 10.8 million notes circulating around. In 2012, Republican Senator John McCain and former Democratic Senator Tom Harkin have introduced a bill proposing to replace the $1 bill with dollar coins. They claimed that replacing the $1 dollar with coins could save $13.8 billion over the next 30 years. However, only a few people wanted to give up their paper dollars.