::United States one-dollar bill


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The United States one-dollar bill ($1) is a denomination of United States currency. The first U.S. President (1789–97), George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart, is currently featured on the obverse (front), and the Great Seal of the United States is featured on the reverse. The one-dollar bill has the oldest design of all U.S. currency currently being produced. The design seen today debuted in 1963 when it was first issued as a Federal Reserve Note (previously, one dollar bills were Silver Certificates).

The inclusion of the motto, "In God We Trust," on all currency was required by law in 1955, and first appeared on paper money in 1957.

An individual dollar bill is also less formally known as a one, a single, a buck, a bone, and a bill.<ref> entries for single, dollar and one.</ref>

The Federal Reserve says the average life of a $1 bill in circulation is 5.9 years before it is replaced because of wear.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Approximately 42% of all U.S. currency produced in 2009 were one-dollar bills.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

United States one-dollar bill sections
Intro  History  Obverse of current $1 bill  Reverse of current $1 bill   Replacement of the dollar bill    See also    References    Notes    External links   

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