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The $1 bill is a Federal Reserve Note valued at 100 cents (equivalent to 20 nickels, 10 dimes, or 4 quarters). On July 10, 1929, it started off as a small-size Silver Certificate, and it remained only that way until 1963, when it officially became a Federal Reserve Note, following the discontinuation of Silver Certificates.

On the front is a portrait of George Washington (the first president of the United States of America), and on the back is the Great Seal of the United States.

Pre-Series 1977

Type of currency Series year Production span
Silver Certificate 1928 December 1928 – January 1929
1928A January 1929 – February 1932
1928B February 1932 – March 1933
1928C March 1933 – May 1933
United States Note 1928 April 1933 – May 1933 (released in 1948)
Silver Certificate 1928D June 1933 – December 1933
1928E January 1934 – May 1935
1934 June 1934 – June 1936
1935 November 19, 1935 – September 1938
1935A January 1938 – July 1945
1935B July 1945 – June 1946
1935C June 1946 – June 1949
1935D June 1949 – October 1953
1935E January 1953 – December 1957
1957 September 1957 – March 1961
1935F December 1957 – July 1961
1957A January 1961 – February 1963
1935G June 1961 – November 1962
1957B January 1963 – November 1963
1935H June 1963 – October 1963
Federal Reserve Note 1963 November 1963 – July 1965
1963A April 1965 – August 1969
1963B January 1969 – November 1969
1969 July 1969 – April 1971
1969A December 1970 – July 1971
1969B May 1971 – May 1972
1969C May 1972 – March 1973
1969D August 1972 – September 1974
1974 July 1974 – November 1977

Series 1977 and 1977A

$1-C (1981)
Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1977 and 1977A, printed in the second half of 1979 1979–1981
Series 1977 and 1977A, printed in the first half of 1980 1980–1981
Series 1977A, printed in the second half of 1980 1980–1982
Series 1977A, printed in the first half of 1981 1981–1982
Series 1977A, printed in the second half of 1981 1981–1983
Trivia
  • Signatures: Azie Taylor Morton and W. Michael Blumenthal (Series 1977)
    Azie Taylor Morton and G. William Miller (Series 1977A)
  • Production span: September 1977 – March 1980 (Series 1977)
    October 1979 – September 1981 (Series 1977A)
  • Circulation of Series 1977A notes began in November 1979.

Series 1981

$1-C (1981) $1-F (1982) $1-G (1983) 

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1981, printed in 1981 1981–1983
Series 1981, printed in the first half of 1982 1982–1983
Series 1981, printed in the second half of 1982 1982–1984
Series 1981, printed in the first half of 1983 1983–1984
Series 1981, printed in the second half of 1983 1983–1985
Series 1981, printed in the first half of 1984 1984–1985
Trivia
  • Signatures: Angela M. Buchanan and Donald T. Regan
  • Production span: July 1981 – March 1984
  • Series 1981 bills were the first to have the standard print run of 100,000 sheets since February 1983.

Series 1981A

$1-H (1985)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1981A, printed in the first half of 1984 1984–1985
Series 1981A, printed in the second half of 1984 1984–1986
Series 1981A, printed in 1985 1985–1986
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and Donald T. Regan
  • Production span: March 1984 – July 1985

Series 1985

$1-A (1985) $1-D (1986) $1-E (1985) $1-G (1986)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1985, printed in 1985 1985–1987
Series 1985, printed in the first half of 1986 1986–1987
Series 1985, printed in the second half of 1986 1986–1988
Series 1985, printed in the first half of 1987 1987–1988
Series 1985, printed in the second half of 1987 1987–1989
Series 1985, printed in the first half of 1988 1988–1989
Series 1985, printed in the second half of 1988 1988–1990
Series 1985, printed in 1989 1989–1990
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and James A. Baker III
  • Production span: June 1985 – March 1989

Series 1988

$1-A (1989)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1988, printed from December 1988–March 1989 1989–1990
Series 1988, printed from April–November 1989 1989–1991
Series 1988, printed from December 1989–April 1990 1990–1991
Series 1988, printed from April–August 1990 1990–1992
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and Nicholas F. Brady
  • Production span: December 1988 – August 1990
  • Series 1988 bills were the first to have the standard print run of 200,000 sheets since October 1989.

Series 1988A

$1-A (1992) $1-E (1992) $1-H (1994) $1-J (1992)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1988A, printed in early April 1990 1990–1991
Series 1988A, printed from April–November 1990 1990–1992
Series 1988A, printed from December 1990–June 1991 1991–1992
Series 1988A, printed from June–November 1991 1991–1993
Series 1988A, printed from December 1991–May 1992 1992–1993
Series 1988A, printed from May–November 1992 1992–1994
Series 1988A, printed from December 1992–July 1993 1993–1994
Series 1988A, printed from July–November 1993 1993–1995
Series 1988A, printed from December 1993–July 1994 1994–1995
Series 1988A, printed from July–September 1994 1994–1996
Series 1988A, Star Notes printed in 1995 1995–1996
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Catalina Vasquez Villalpando and Nicholas F. Brady
  • Production span:
    • April 1990 – June 1994 (main facility)
    • March 1991 – March 1995 (Western Currency Facility)
  • Series 1988A bills were the first ones the Western Currency Facility printed.

Series 1993

$1-A (1994) $1-E (1994) $1-I (1994) $1-K (1994)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1993, printed from April–July 1994 1994–1995
Series 1993, printed from July–November 1994 1994–1996
Series 1993, printed from December 1994–July 1995 1995–1996
Series 1993, printed in late July and August 1995 1995–1997
Series 1993, Star Notes printed in January 1996 1996–1997
Series 1993, Star Notes printed in January 1997 1997–1998
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Lloyd Bentsen
  • Production span:
    • April 1994 – July 1995 (main facility)
    • April 1994 – January 1997 (Western Currency Facility)

Series 1995

$1-A (1998) $1-B (1996) $1-C (1998) $1-E (1999) $1-F (1996) $1-G (1998)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1995, printed from May–July 1995 1995–1996
Series 1995, printed from July–November 1995 1995–1997
Series 1995, printed from December 1995–June 1996 1996–1997
Series 1995, printed from June–November 1996 1996–1998
Series 1995, printed from December 1996–April 1997 1997–1998
Series 1995, printed from April–November 1997 1997–1999
Series 1995, printed in early December 1997 1998–1999
Series 1995, printed from December 1997–November 1998 1998–2000
Series 1995, printed from December 1998–February 1999 1999–2000
Series 1995, printed from March–November 1999 1999–2001
Series 1995, Star Notes printed in January and February 2000 2000–2001
Series 1995, Star Notes printed in June and July 2000 2000–2002
Series 1995, Star Notes printed in October 2000 2000–2003
Series 1995, Star Notes printed in February and March 2001 2001–2003
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Robert E. Rubin
  • Production span:
    • May 1995 – January 2000 (main facility)
    • July 1995 – March 2001 (Western Currency Facility)

Series 1999

$1-A (2000) $1-F (2000) $1-I (2001)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1999, printed in October and November 1999 1999–2001
Series 1999, printed from December 1999–March 2000 2000–2001
Series 1999, printed from March–October 2000 2000–2002
Series 1999, printed in October and November 2000 2000–2003
Series 1999, printed from December 2000–July 2001 2001–2003
Series 1999, printed from July–November 2001 2001–2004
Series 1999, printed from December 2001–October 2002 2002–2004
Series 1999, Star Notes printed in February 2003 2003–2005
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Lawrence H. Summers
  • Production span:
    • October 1999 – March 2002 (main facility)
    • November 1999 – February 2003 (Western Currency Facility)

Series 2001

$1-B (2002) $1-C (2003) $1-D (2002) $1-H (2002) $1-I (2002) $1-J (2002)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2001, printed from November 2001–October 2002 2002–2004
Series 2001, printed in October and November 2002 2002–2005
Series 2001, printed from December 2002–August 2003 2003–2005
Series 2001, Star Notes printed in 2004 2004–2006
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Rosario Marin and Paul O'Neill
  • Production span:
    • November 2001 – June 2003 (main facility)
    • January 2002 – July 2003 (Western Currency Facility)

Series 2003

$1-A (2003) $1-B (2005) $1-L (2004)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2003, printed from July–August 2003 2003–2005
Series 2003, printed from August–November 2003 2003–2006
Series 2003, printed from December 2003–September 2004 2004–2006
Series 2003, printed from September–November 2004 2004–2007
Series 2003, printed from December 2004–September 2005 2005–2007
Series 2003, Star Notes printed in October 2005 2005–2008
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Rosario Marin and John W. Snow
  • Production span:
    • July 2003 – June 2005 (main facility)
    • August 2003 – October 2005 (Western Currency Facility)
  • Release dates: August 6, 2003 – May 3, 2005 (or in the case of Chicago, October 3, 2005)

Series 2003A

$1-B (2006) $1-G (2005) $1-H (2006) $1-J (2005) $1-L (2006)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2003A, printed from May–September 2005 2005–2007
Series 2003A, printed from September–November 2005 2005–2008
Series 2003A, printed from December 2005–June 2006 2006–2008
Series 2003A, printed from June–November 2006 2006–2009
Series 2003A, printed from December 2006–February 2007 2007–2009
Series 2003A, printed from February–July 2007 2007–2010
Series 2003A, Star Notes printed in January 2008 2008–2011
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Anna Escobedo Cabral and John W. Snow
  • Production span:
    • May 2005 – January 2008 (main facility)
    • May 2005 – June 2007 (Western Currency Facility)
  • Release dates: June 10, 2005 – April 4, 2007 (or in the case of Atlanta, June 4, 2007)

Series 2006

$1-C (2008) $1-F (2009) $1-J (2007)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2006, printed from March–July 2007 2007–2010
Series 2006, printed from July–November 2007 2007–2011
Series 2006, printed from December 2007–February 2008 2008–2011
Series 2006, printed from March–July 2008 2008–2012
Series 2006, printed from August–November 2008 2008–2013
Series 2006, printed from December 2008–March 2009 2009–2013
Series 2006, printed from April–October 2009 2009–2014
Series 2006, printed from October–November 2009 2009–2015
Series 2006, printed from December 2009–November 2010 2010–2015
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Anna Escobedo Cabral and Henry M. Paulson Jr.
  • Production span:
    • March 2007 – May 2009 (main facility)
    • April 2007 – November 2010 (Western Currency Facility)
  • Release dates: April 4, 2007 – February 5, 2010 (or in the case of Chicago, September 17, 2010)

Series 2009

$1-A (2010) $1-B (2011) $1-L (2010)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2009, printed from February–November 2010 2010–2015
Series 2009, printed in late November 2010 2010–2016
Series 2009, printed from December 2010–August 2011 2011–2016
Series 2009, printed from August–November 2011 2011–2017
Series 2009, printed from December 2011–September 2012 2012–2017
Series 2009, printed from September–November 2012 2012–2018
Series 2009, printed from December 2012–September 2013 2013–2018
Series 2009, printed from October–November 2013 2013–present
Series 2009, printed from December 2013–October 2014 2014–present
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Timothy F. Geithner
  • Production span:
    • February 2010 – September 2014 (Western Currency Facility)
    • September 2010 – October 2014 (main facility)
  • Release dates: March 4, 2010 – November 10, 2014
  • First time $1 bills were printed using LEPE (Large Examining and Printing Equipment), in which they are in 50-subject sheets. Production began at the Western Currency Facility in October 2012, then the main facility from D.C. in December 2013.

Series 2013

$1-A (2015)

Trivia
  • Signatures:  Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Jack Lew
  • Production span:
    • November 2013 – January 2018 (Western Currency Facility)
    • October 2014 – October 2017 (main facility)
  • Release dates: May 1, 2014 – March 16, 2018
  • As of Series 2013, 50-subject sheets printed through the LEPE (Large Examining and Printing Equipment) takes permanent effect.

Series 2017

$1-F (2018) $1-G (2018) 1dollar back

Trivia
  • Signatures:  Jovita Carranza and Steven T. Mnuchin
  • Production span:
    • October 2017 – present (main facility)
    • January 2018 – present (Western Currency Facility)
  • Release dates: January 4, 2018 – present