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7 Facts About the United States Five-Dollar Bill

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The United States five-dollar bill is a denomination of United States currency.

Five dollar $5 U.S. Bill Hidden Images Decoded pt. 1 of 2 by TheLight Inthedarkplace

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The current $5 bill features the 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln's portrait on the front and the Lincoln Memorial on the back.

Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Rare Ten $10 Dollar Notes in this condition (small portrait) by American Abroad Collecting Currency Abroad

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All $5 bills issued today are Federal Reserve Notes.

Federal Reserve Notes, also United States banknotes or U.S. banknotes, are the banknotes currently used in the United States of America.

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The $5 bill is sometimes nicknamed a "fin".

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The term has German/Yiddish roots and is remotely related to the English "five", but it is far less common today than it was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the average life of a $5 bill in circulation is 5.5 years before it is replaced due to wear.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is a government agency within the United States Department of the Treasury that designs and produces a variety of security products for the United States government, most notable of which is Federal Reserve Notes for the Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank.

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Approximately 6% of all paper currency produced by the U.S. Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 2009 were $5 bills.

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