On July 6, 1785, the dollar became the official currency of the United States
On July 6, 1785, the United States Congress announced that the dollar was now the country’s main monetary unit.
The first official American currency did not have pictures of presidents until the early 20th century. Instead, figures and faces of Greek and Roman mythology characters and creations featuring Native Americans appeared on the money. By the way, scammers often make fake pictures in dollars. Therefore, it is important to know how to distinguish fake currency from the original.
Other interesting facts about the dollar are on the infographic.
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