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What The Original $1 Bill Looked Like

By Gerard @presurfer
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In 1862 Salmon Portland Chase, who served as Secretary of the Treasury in President Lincoln's cabinet from 1861 to 1864, designed the original US $1 bill. So who do you think he put on that bill? Himself, of course. Chase wanted to be President, and he figured that having his face on popular currency would be killer buzz-marketing - obviously, that didn't pan out.The Presurfer

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