|Front of bill: the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln.|
|Back of bill: The Lincoln Memorial, in Washington D.C.|
The five dollar bill has gone through a large number of changes since 1861. It has at times carried the portraits of Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Christopher Columbus, Ulysses S. Grant, and the Hunkpapa Sioux chief Running Antelope. It has carred various designs with Abraham Lincoln’s picture since 1929.
On the back of the five dollar bill the following states names are
written at the top of the Lincoln Memorial in this order (starting from
top left, then bottom left):
Top - Arkansas, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota
Bottom - Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Carolina, Hampshire, Virginia, New York
This is the first $5 bill, issued in 1861. It had a portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.