Banknotes

The dollar (currency code USD) is the unit of currency of the United States. It is normally abbreviated as the dollar sign, $, USD, or as US$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies and from others that use the $ symbol. The U.S. dollar is divided into 100 cents.

Adopted by the Congress of the Confederation of the United States on July 6, 1785, the U.S. dollar is the currency most used in international transactions. Several countries use the U.S. dollar as their official currency, and many others allow it to be used in a de facto capacity.

In 1995, over US $380 billion were in circulation, two-thirds of which was outside the United States. By 2005, that figure had doubled to nearly $760 billion, with an estimated half to two-thirds being held overseas, representing an annual growth rate of about 7.6%. However, as of December 2006, the dollar was surpassed by the euro in terms of combined value of cash in circulation. The value of euro notes in circulation had risen to more than 610 billion, equivalent to US$802 billion at the exchange rates at the time.
The currently produced U.S. $1 Federal Reserve Note
Obverse: President George Washington
Reverse: Great Seal of the United States and the heraldic Bald Eagle
The currently produced U.S. $2 Federal Reserve Note
Obverse: President Thomas Jefferson
Reverse: Declaration of Independence, 1776
The currently produced U.S. $5 Federal Reserve Note.
It will get a new design similar to the above denominations in 2008.
Obverse: President Abraham Lincoln
Reverse: Lincoln Memorial
The currently produced U.S. $10 Federal Reserve Note
Obverse: Alexander Hamilton
Reverse: U.S. Treasury
The currently produced U.S. $20 Federal Reserve Note
Obverse: President Andrew Jackson
Reverse: The White House
The currently produced U.S. $50 Federal Reserve Note
Obverse: President Ulysses S. Grant
Reverse: U.S. Capitol
The currently produced U.S. $100 Federal Reserve Note
Obverse: Benjamin Franklin
Reverse: Independence Hall