The United States has been issuing bank notes for many years as a form of currency to help our economies run more smoothly and to encourage trading and selling of goods between individuals. Money is said to make the world go round and without it, nothing gets done. It is what we do as Americans, we strive for wealth and dream of having all the money that we could ever want or need to buy every little desire that our hearts may have. The American dream has changed and evolved over time, but it has always focused on the ability and drive to create more valuables to gain wealth. Money may not always be the best thing in the world, but in actuality it helps to keep things moving and provides for a system of goods exchange for people. What a joy money can be, and what a pain as well. Before we hand a system of money, way back in time, things were done on barter where one would provide a good or service in exchange for a different good or service. Now, instead of exchanging goods and services, we exchange money for a good or service. Someone provides their goods or services for money and then can use that money to purchase other goods and services. The theories behind the system all work the same, we just have a little bit different way of going about it right now.
There are many different presidents featured on our currency system today. Different presidents, and other important figures in American history, have been selected to shine as the face of different amounts of currency and some have stayed on their bills or coins for many years without being changed.
The money in the United States Of America is controlled by the United States Treasury, and its secretary, Tim Geithner. The U.S. Treasury watches over all currency printing and minting and controls the effort to take down counterfeiting operations. Many United States currency changes have been happening in recent years as efforts have been vamped up to prevent counterfeiters from being able to mimic the various forms of American tender. This is a very complex process that continues on as new measures are being taken to stay one step ahead of all those out there trying to break the law.
The Treasury Department is also responsible for special mints and collectable coin sets. They will release special sets of U.S. currency for a limited time, mainly for collectors. These include commemorative coins, state sets, presidential sets, American historic figures, anniversaries, and other important dates. Over the years there have been many collectable sets that have been released with all kinds of president on money. Here is a list of the basic American currency in circulations and the presidents on them
As the lowest form of currency, coins still feature former United States Presidents.
Paper money features even more presidents, and a few other Founding Fathers.
Certain pieces of currency do not feature a president, but rather another imporant historical figure. These are those pieces of tender.
Counterfeit money is popular as a novelty, but can also be illegal. Some still feature one of our beloved presidents.