Introducing one of my 2 dollar US banknote from 2003, with a serial number I89114386 A, showing in the front Thomas Jefferson, and in the back a picture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

This is one of my favorite banknotes due to the rarity of the bill and all those myths, urban legends and fans behind the 2 dollar bill. Some People consider bad luck to have one of this, others think is worthless or fake if they receive one. Interesting facts about the 2 dollar bill:

  • First printed in 1862 with the portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the obverse (front).
  • In 1869, Hamilton was replaced by his political adversary, Thomas Jefferson, and the United States Capital.
  • Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock appeared on the obverse of the bill.
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary William Windom replaced Winfield in 1891.
  • 1899 saw the bill changed again. This time George Washington appeared surrounded by anthropomorphic versions of agriculture and mechanics.
  • Thomas Jefferson returned on the obverse in 1918 with World War I battleship on the reverse of the now large-sized Federal Reserve Note.
  • In 1929, the bill reverted to its current size and the reverse was changed to a picture of Jefferson’s home, Monticello.
  • In August of 1966, the two-dollar bill was officially discontinued.
  • It was brought back to life in 1976 and for the Bicentennial, an engraved version of John Trumbull’s The Signing of the Declaration of Independence replaced Monticello on the reverse.
  • Series 1995 was printed in 1996 and 1997.
  • Series 2003 is currently the most recent printing.