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  • #16
    Originally posted by The Mad Monk
    REAGAN!!!
    NOOOOOO!!!!

    Anyway, Grant is certainly an important person in US history. Hamilton and Franklyn are on money, and neither of them were presidents.
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    • #17
      important

      if the criteria is historical importance, I think FDR should replace Grant. Lincoln already represents that part of US history.
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      • #18
        What? No Taft, McKinley, Coolidge, or Ford?
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        • #19
          Re: important

          Originally posted by pchang
          if the criteria is historical importance, I think FDR should replace Grant. Lincoln already represents that part of US history.
          FDR is already on the dime.
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          • #20
            He wasn't so bad. He held the country together at a time when it could have easily fallen back into Civil War.

            Read this: Grant's Presidency Reconsidered

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            • #21
              I think William Henry Harrison (ninth President of the United States) sould be on the $50

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              • #22
                Keep Grant, but give something to Truman!!!

                ...maybe the Penny, Abe already has the five, not to mention a great big sculpture on Mt. Rushmore, and the Lincoln memorial, and...

                ...well that's all that I can think of right now

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                • #23
                  I thought you meant 50 billion dollar bill

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                  • #24
                    Who was $1000 bill (not longer printed since the 1930s)
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Lefty Scaevola
                      Who was $1000 bill (not longer printed since the 1930s)
                      Grover Cleveland

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                      • #26
                        All bill denominations:

                        $1 - Washington
                        $2 - Jefferson
                        $5 - Lincoln
                        $10 - Hamilton
                        $20 - Jackson
                        $50 - Grant
                        $100 - Franklin
                        $500 McKinley
                        $1000 - Cleveland
                        $5000 - Madison
                        $10000 - Chase (SC justice)
                        $100000 - Wilson

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Lefty Scaevola
                          Who was $1000 bill (not longer printed since the 1930s)
                          Woodrow Wilson was on the 100,000 bill - Series 1934 US Gold Certificates, which were authorized only for use between the Treasury and the Federal Reserve.

                          The large denomination bills for general circulation which went out of issue in the 1930s had the following people on them:

                          500 - William McKinley
                          1,000 - Grover Cleveland
                          5,000 - James Madison
                          10,000 - Salmon P. Chase
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                          • #28
                            X post - but Chase wasn't on the bill because of his position on SCOTUS. He was ol' Abe's first Treasury Secretary, and between his signing off all those permits to trade with the enemy for generous patrons and buddies, he was responsible for moving the US to a standard paper currency system, as well as setting regular treasury bonds and a bond marketing system (again dominated by political patrons and robber barons, but you can't have everything. )
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                            • #29
                              They have bills above $20? Why haven't I ever seen them?!
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                              • #30
                                Re: Re: important

                                Originally posted by Shi Huangdi


                                FDR is already on the dime.
                                And washington is "already' on the quarter, Lincoln on the penny, Jefferson on the nickel...

                                They should get rid on the penny, IF (huge IF) Reagan ever gets on money, put him on the dime (at most), if they get rid of grant, replace him with FDR, and move Kennedy of our money, freeing up the fifty cent piece.
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