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HISTORY

Federal Reserve Note

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Federal Reserve Note front
Federal Reserve Note back
  • This note is from the first series of Federal Reserve Notes issued beginning in 1914.
  • President Andrew Jackson's portrait is featured on the front, or obverse, of the note.
  • The back, or reverse, of the note features a farmer driving a horse-drawn wagon and carrying sheaves of wheat on the left and a factory with smokestacks running adjacent to a railroad. This image signified U.S. agrarian and industrial economic activity.
  • This note was signed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon, who was appointed by President Warren G. Harding in 1921 and went on to serve through the presidential administrations of Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.