In honor of U.S. President's Day, NerdWallet researched how our historical leaders came to be on our money. The Treasury.gov Resource Center says, “Our records do not suggest why certain Presidents and statesmen were chosen for specific denominations.” Is that really so? NerdWallet breaks down which presidents are featured on U.S. currency – including small bills, coins, and rare denominations – and why.
Dollar bills: we look at them every day, yet how many of us truly pay attention to anything besides the denomination value? The fact is, numerous symbols adorn our currency and there has been intense debate over the decades of their meaning.