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Good Question!: Which prominent historical US person is on the $100 bill?

Choices: a. Grant   b. Hamilton   c. Franklin  d. Jefferson

US dollar banknotes

Answer: Franklin

This was a tough question, not too many folks are familiar with $100 bills. I’m not even sure who’s on a $5 bill. But we’ve had these questions about portraits on paper currency before, so let’s straighten this whole issue out.

What portraits are found on United States paper currency that is in circulation today?

United States currency notes now in production bear the following portraits:
George Washington on the $1 bill,
Thomas Jefferson on the $2 bill,
Abraham Lincoln on the $5 bill,
Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill,
Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill,
Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill,
and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill.

Whose portraits were included on currency notes that are no longer produced?

There are also several denominations of currency notes that are no longer produced. These include
the $500 bill with the portrait of William McKinley,
the $1,000 bill with a portrait of Grover Cleveland,
the $5,000 bill with a portrait of James Madison,
the $10,000 bill with a portrait of Salmon P. Chase,
and the $100,000 currency note bearing a portrait of Woodrow Wilson.

You’re probably wondering – who the heck is Salmon P. Chase?

Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873) was a U.S. senator, governor of Ohio and Supreme Court chief justice who served as the U.S. secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War (1861-65). A staunch abolitionist, Chase spent his early career as a lawyer and became known as “the attorney general for fugitive slaves” for his frequent defenses of runaway blacks. After representing Ohio in the U.S. Senate from 1849 to 1855, Chase went on to serve as the state’s governor from 1855 to 1859. He made a failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1860 before serving as Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of the Treasury. Chase was responsible for managing the finances of the Union during the Civil War and was instrumental in establishing the national banking system and issuing paper currency.

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