Salmon P. Chase: A High Profile in U.S. Currency

Born today was Salmon P. Chase

Rival of Lincoln in a  presidential race.

Decided for the Union in a landmark case.

On the ten thou bill you will see his face.

[Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase swearing in President U.S. Grant to a second term on March 4, 1873]

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  • On the ten thou bill I will see his face?
    Wow, thanks -- I'm looking forward to seeing the $10,000!
    Seriously (of course), thanks for yet another cleverly done lesson.

  • Yes, this is a wonderful post and lesson. Thank you, AW.

    I had no idea there was a $10,000 bill! Do banks use it with other banks? Maybe Bill Gates has seen one....

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Bill Gates relies on bank credits and electronic banking. Nobody can give him change for a $10K bill. A transaction involving $10,000 in cash would have to be reported under the money laundering statutes.

    In fact, very few people rely on paper money, except for small transactions or drug deals. According to Yahoo! Finance, real money launderers use bitcoins.

    On the other hand, I had Chase's fish last night.

  • In reply to jack:

    Jack, you are such a wealth of information!

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