The approximate weight of a bill, regardless of denomination, is 1 gram. A $100 bill weighs the same amount as any other denomination of U.S. paper currency, because they are all the same size. Since there are about 454 grams in 1 U.S. pound, a pound of $100 bills is worth $45,400.Know More
U.S. paper bills are printed on currency paper that is made of 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen. The currency paper is durable enough that it can be double folded about 4,000 times before the bill tears. A double fold means the paper is folded first forward and then backwards. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is in charge of designing and printing paper money.
The highest denomination note the Bureau ever printed was a $100,000 Gold Certificate in 1934. Those notes were used for transactions between the Federal Reserve Banks and were never used by the public. The Bureau sells uncut sheets of notes, the largest of which has 32 notes on it. The Secretary of the Treasury selects whose portraits appear on paper bills. Only a portrait of a deceased individual may appear on U.S. currency by law.Learn more about Currency & Conversions
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 >
As of 2014, the face shown on the U.S. $100 bill belongs to Benjamin Franklin. The Federal Reserve System was formed in 1913, and it issued the first $100 bill featuring the prominent Franklin in 1914.Full Answer >
As of May 2014, President Andrew Jackson is featured on the $20 bill. Until 1929, the bill had a picture of Grover Cleveland, but the U.S. Treasury decided to replace Cleveland's picture with a picture of Jackson.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 >