The Bank of Canada states that Sir Robert L. Borden, an early 20th century prime minister of Canada, is on the front of the Canadian 100 dollar bill. He was Canada's prime minister from 1911 to 1920.
According to Encylopædia Britannica, Sir Borden was the head of the conservative party from 1901 to 1920. He is known and commended for transforming Canada's status from a British colony to that of a separate and independent nation. Sir Borden accomplished this during World War I by demanding that Canada gain an autonomous voice in the League of Nations rather than appear under the political umbrella of Britain.Learn More
Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, is pictured on the front of the $2 bill. Jefferson first appeared on the note in 1869, and his Virginia home, Monticello, was first featured on the back of the bill in 1928.Full Answer >
In the U.S, $2 bills exist, although they are rare. The front displays the portrait of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, while the back features a reproduced version of John Trumbull's painting "The Declaration of Independence."Full Answer >
In 1969, the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving discontinued printing the $1,000 note, along with $500, $5,000 and $10,000 notes, due to limited use by the general public. In the United States, modern $1,000 notes feature a portrait of President Grover Cleveland.Full Answer >
Although $100,000 notes were printed in the 1930s, they were only used for transactions between branches of the Federal Reserve Bank and were never issued to the public. The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing issued $100,000 Gold Certificates between Dec. 18, 1934 and Jan. 9, 1935.Full Answer >