Benjamin’s shop printed all kinds of things including Pennsylvania’s currency (money), his own newspaper, the Pennsylvania Gazette, and his Poor Richard’s Almanac. For the rest of his life, regardless of his other accomplishments, Benjamin always considered himself a printer.
To prevent Benjamin from becoming a sailor, as his brother Josiah had, his father sent him to work with his brother James as an apprentice. He made him sign an indenture for his apprenticeship which bounded him until he turned 21 and only then he could earn wages.
Franklin was most certainly influenced by Boston’s Puritan and Philadelphia’s Quaker religious teachings. Besides his printing business and associational involvement, Franklin was fascinated by the study of science and invention. He invented a myriad of useful objects, such as a special clock and a home heating stove.
Inventions and ImprovementsSwimming fins. Franklin loved swimming. The Glass armonica. When in London he saw for the first time musical glasses by which glasses were arranged on a table, rubbed around the rims with wet fingers to produce musical notes. The Franklin stove. Lightning rod. Street lamps. Bifocals. Odometer. Flexible urinary catheter.
US currency is always good, it does not expire. If the bills are legitimate, legally printed U.S. one hundred dollar bills, they will be worth one hundred dollars, and they should be readily exchanged for five twenty dollar bills, or possibly even more depending on how old they are.
The faces on every U.S. bill in circulation include five American presidents and two founding fathers. They are all men: George Washington. Thomas Jefferson.
Salmon P. Chase
United States currency notes now in production bear the following portraits: George Washington on the $1 bill, Thomas Jefferson on the $2 bill, Abraham Lincoln on the $5 bill, Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill, and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill.
Although no longer in circulation, the $500 bill remains legal tender.
President on $100,000 dollar bill is Woodrow Wilson. The $100,000 dollar bill was only printed in 1930s. The note is still legal tender today, even though it has not been seen in circulation for more than 50 years.
The highest value of denomination currently in production is the $100 bill, but in decades past, the Federal Reserve has issued $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and even $100,000 bills. A $1,000 note from 1781. The first known use of the $1,000 bill coincides with the United States’ beginnings.
Though a gold three-dollar coin was produced in the 1800s, no three-dollar bill has ever been produced. Various fake US$3 bills have also been released over time. However, many businesses print million dollar bills for sale as novelties. Such bills do not assert that they are legal tender.
The Federal Reserve’s print order with the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for fiscal year 2020 didn’t include any $2 notes. It’s pretty common. People tend to think the $2 is rare and hang on to them. They spend more common denominations instead, like the $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100.