A bit of history trivia

This past year there was a heated debate about changing the face on the US $20 bill.  The agenda of the times felt that a woman's face should be on some of our currency.  The consensus ended up with Harriet Tubman as a worthy representative.  However much as they like to claim firsts, this time the claim of first woman on our currency just displays their lack of knowledge of our currency and our history.

 

           The $1 silver certificate first printed in 1886 carried the face of a woman; Martha Washington.   If you happen to have one of these they value between $75 and $1500 depending on the quality/condition of the bill.

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Comments (26)

  1. Munkyman

    shhhh.

    January 02, 2017
    1. SEC

      did I do “it” again??

      January 02, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        We both know why she doesn’t count to “them” even if they knew about her.

        January 02, 2017
        1. SEC

          Ayup,

          January 02, 2017
          1. Munkyman

            & for those who think that we’re racist for it… they’re racist because what we know it that she was chosen for her “counter-culture” value, Martha fought for the US in her own way, Ms Tubman fought the US & it’s institutions & that is why I think “they” want her on that bill. We know they chose that bill because Old Hickory was a populist President hated by the banking establishment whose only motivation for any action as President was the preservation of the Union. It kind of begs the question who takes the last Founder to have fought in the Revolution & served as President off our currency? Why not Grant? Unarguably one of the 5 worst Presidents yet.
            .
            I wanted a $5 coin, they worked very well in Germany & we could put just non politician important Americans on it, just like stamps. I get the rationale behind stamps not cutting it anymore as a way to honor our luminaries, the stamp doesn’t see nearly the use it once did. Seems if we wanted to really thank those who actually helped slaves get to freedom, we’d be putting some Mennonites on the $20 since they began the practice of spiriting runaways North, I guess Ben Franklin the head of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society wasn’t enough of a nod (nope it’s enough, it’s just not anti- enough)… bet they didn’t even know they had a Founding Abolitionist on the $100 already.

            January 02, 2017
            1. SEC

              yeah Martha represents the most unsung heroes ever. Those who hold things together while the soldier, police or fireman goes into harms way to protect and serve others – the spouse who gives them the confidence to go on.

              January 02, 2017
        2. EZWAYZ

          Why?

          January 02, 2017
          1. Munkyman

            You ask after the answer is given? Long after.

            January 02, 2017
  2. fierylady

    Good to know. I like your facts.

    January 02, 2017
    1. SEC

      January 02, 2017
  3. willsblog

    Ignorance is bliss in the Liberal world. When the facts go against what you are trying to force, the Liberal just lies about it.

    January 02, 2017
    1. SEC

      unfortunate

      January 02, 2017
  4. wirelessguru1

    Good old days when money had real value…

    January 02, 2017
    1. SEC

      yup

      January 02, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        Now they make it out of nothing and then manipulate the minds of the sheeople so that they still believe that it has real value…

        January 02, 2017
  5. wirelessguru1

    January 02, 2017
    1. SEC

      and it will remain a piece of paper unless it is backed by and redeemable for something of solid value

      January 02, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        Actually that $20 Trump bill would scare off almost half of the world population and definitely 100% of the SnowFlakes… LOL!!!

        January 02, 2017
        1. SEC

          while that might be worthy it is not of lasting value

          January 02, 2017
          1. wirelessguru1

            Only I (God) AM of lasting value…

            January 02, 2017
  6. Bettymom

    Good old Martha. Glad to hear she had her finger in the pie.

    January 02, 2017
    1. SEC

      in? I hope the pie had cooled down a bit

      January 02, 2017
      1. Bettymom

        I’m sure it has, but if not, Martha must have been a tough enough old broad.

        January 02, 2017
        1. SEC

          indeed to have held George’s confidence to run things on his beloved farm while he was away she must have been

          January 02, 2017
  7. Nightbane

    You wouldn’t just happen to know the value of American two and three cent coins, would you?

    January 04, 2017
    1. SEC

      not off the top of my head I’d have to research

      January 04, 2017