The $2 bill is a very rare Federal Reserve Note that is worth two dollars, or 200 cents. On July 10, 1929, the $2 bill started off always as a United States Note with a red Treasury seal. It remained that way until 1965, when the red seal notes were discontinued, along with the $2 bill as a whole for almost 11 years. It was reintroduced as a Federal Reserve Note on April 13, 1976 as a Series 1976, in honor of the Declaration of Independence's 200th anniversary.
This rarely seen bill features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson on the front, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the back.
Signatures: Francine I. Neff and William E. Simon First time the $2 bill became a Federal Reserve Note, and the last time this denomination was printed at the main facility in D.C. Any $2 bills printed in 1979 were released to circulation between 1992 and 1994. Until 1996, these were the only newest $2 bills ever known to exist, or in the case of most Federal Reserve districts, 2006. At least about 400 million of these bills still remain in circulation as of 2018.
Signatures: Mary Ellen Withrow and Robert E. Rubin
Production span: August – November 1996
First $2 bills printed at the Western Currency Facility, which now prints all the $2 bills.
Signatures: Anna Escobedo Cabral and John W. Snow Release dates: September 6, 2006 – October 5, 2006 First time ever in history, the Western Currency Facility has printed $2 bills to all districts nationwide. These $2 bills were the newest to ever exist until 2012, and some were released to circulation in 2009. Has been in circulation for almost 13 years.
Signatures: Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Timothy F. Geithner Release date: November 5, 2012 Has been in circulation for more than six years. In any districts where no Series 2009 $2 bills were delivered to, their Series 2003A counterparts were still current until 2015 or 2016.
Signatures: Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Jack Lew Release dates: January 3, 2014 – August 16, 2016 and December 19, 2018 Virtually no $2 bills would have been destroyed if we reach 1.3 billion in circulation by the end of 2018 as long as no new ones are being printed this year, since there were 700 million in existence before 2006.