NATIONAL DOLLAR DAY
August 8 commemorates the day Congress established the U.S. monetary system in 1786. It’s National Dollar Day!
The first U.S. dollar bill wasn’t printed until 1862, and it didn’t bear the image of George Washington, either. Salmon P. Chase, President Lincoln’s Secretary of Treasury, was featured on the first greenback.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Spend or save a dollar depending on your preference. Use #NationalDollarDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Dollar Day. However, the origins are clearly related to the establishment of the U.S. monetary system on August 8, 1786.
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