I Met Thomas Jefferson Twice On the $2 Bill

Filed under: Eric Scott,Media |

3/11/2014 Marquette, Michigan — When’s the last time you held a $2 bill? Hell, I had no idea that the $2 bill was still in circulation until a recent visit to my bank proved me wrong. As a matter of fact, the last time I held a $2 bill I was in my teens! Now that was a long time ago…

But seriously, I really had no idea the $2 bill was still in circulation. I asked the teller at my bank if it would be possible to get a couple $2 bills. She responded with “Certainly you can!” and handed over several crisp, fresh, never-before-touched $2 bills. I was amazed. They were brand spankin’ new! Apparently, they are still in circulation, according to what the bank teller told me.

Many years ago my Grandpa gave me a $2 bill. I thought it was the most amazing thing in the world. Afterall, I had never seen one before. I didn’t know they existed. I held on to it for many years, but ended up using it in the end. Now, I’ve been reunited with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States who is featured on the obverse of the $2 bill. On the reverse, you will find a picture of the Declaration of Independence from 1776. The $2 bill really is amazing, and holds so much history of our Country. Just take a look at the obverse and reverse. It’s impressive, to say the least.

The reason why you don’t see very many $2 bills is simply because most people hoard them thinking they’re no longer in rotation. On top of that, less than 1% of the money printed from the Federal Reserve Bank are $2 bills. You might want to hang on to one of these bad boys if you ever are lucky enough to come in contact with one….

-Eric Scott

The Declaration of Independence from 1776 is featured on the reverse of the $2 bill

The Declaration of Independence from 1776 is featured on the reverse of the $2 bill

Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States of America is featured on the obverse of the $2 bill

Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States of America is featured on the obverse of the $2 bill

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