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raymond, jacob

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on 28 January 2013

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United States twenty-dollar bill
by: Jacob & Raymond Former president Andrew Jackson is featured on the obverse, which is why the twenty dollar bill is often called "Jackson". The White House is featured on the reverse. Width: 155.956 mm
Height: 66.294 mm
Weight: Approx. 1 g
Paper Type: 75% cotton 25% linen
Design Date: 2003 Color There are subtle background color of green and peach on both sides of the dollar. The words "TWENTY USA" have been printed in blue in the background to the right of the portrait. Symbols of Freedom There are two american eagle "symbols of freedom." The large eagle in the background to the left of President Andrew Jackson's portrait is a representative of those drawn and sculpted during his time period. The smaller eagle to the lower right of the portrait is a more contemporary illustration. Small yellow 20 numerals are printed in the background on the back of the bill. Who is on the bill? Features In order to see the Security Thread, you must hold the bill up to a light and look for the embedded plastic strip that runs vertically up along the bill. If you look closely the words " USA TWENTY" and a small flag are visible along the thread from both sides of the note. SECURITY FEATURES: SECURITY THREAD In order to find the Security Thread you must hold the bill up to a light and look for a plastic strip embedded into the bill that runs vertically up one side of the bill. If you look closely, the words "USA TWENTY" and a small flag are visible along the thread from both sides of the note. COLOR SHIFTING INK Look at the number "20" in the lower right corner on the face of the bill. When you tilt the bill up and down, the color-shifting ink changes colors from copper to green. WATERMARK In order to find the water mark you must hold the bill up to a light. You will want to try to find a feint image similar to the face on the bill(Andrew Jackson). The Watermark is part of the paper itself and can be seen from both sides of the paper. FUN FACTS -$20 bills last in circulation for approximately 2 years
-The $20 bill is sometimes called a "double-sawbuck”
-The elm tree on back of the $20 bill near the White House represents a real tree in this same location. However, the tree is no longer on the White House grounds because it succumbed to rain-softened ground in 2006
-While he appears on the $20 bill, Andrew Jackson actually preferred coins to paper currency
-You'd need to fold a bill of any denomination about 8,000 times (first forward and then backwards) before it will tear
-Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875 HISTORY OF THE TWENTY DOLLAR BILL U.S. Government Issues Redesigned $20 Bill

To stay ahead of currency counterfeiters, the U.S. government announces new designs to be issued. For the first time since the Series 1905 $20 Gold Certificate, the new currency will feature subtle background colors, beginning with the redesigned $20 bill in October 2003. Different colors will be used for different denominations. This will help everyone - particularly those with visual impairments - to tell denominations apart. The redesigned $20 bill features subtle background colors of green, peach and blue, as well as images of the American eagle. THE END!
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