Paul Revere, J. Edgar Hoover and Betsy Ross are all important figures in American history. For some people they may be more familiar than others, but what do Paul Revere, J. Edgar Hoover and Betsy Ross have in common? Well for starters, they’re all Americans! They also all had a hand in changing the course of America’s future by either making it what it is today or helping to shape its past. But there is one other thing that these three individuals share: they can each be found on a U.S currency bill!
The third person that we are referring to here is not an individual – it’s a dollar bill! On every United States dollar bill you’ll find two portraits, one on the front and another on the back.
The portraits can be found in what is known as a “security strip.” The front portrait of this security strip features Benjamin Franklin, while the back portrait reveals George Washington.
Paul Revere’s likeness can be seen in either bill that you find! J. Edgar Hoover has been honored by being placed atop $100 bills issued since his death (though he was never President), and Betsy Ross’ profile appears as part of her contribution to designing America’s first flag!
Each person featured on United States currency have their own fascinating story but there are two things they all share: longevity and ubiquity – both qualities which make them worth remembering!
– Paul Revere, J . Edgar Hoover, Betsy Ross
– what do paul revere
– j. edgar hoover and betsy ross all have in common?
– The reason: They are the only three people whose portraits were on American currency at one time or another.
The first person’s likeness to be featured on a United States coin was Martha Washington, who had her portrait placed upon coins that circulated from 1891 through 1896 as part of an effort by Treasury Secretary John Gresham to place female figures on U.S. money to honor the women’s suffrage movement and September 26th being Women’s Equality Day (though she never appeared solo). The second woman ever honored with such distinction is Sacagaw ea, who was pictured on the back of a dollar coin from 2000 through 2008.
The third person is Betsy Ross, whose head appears in the right-hand corner of the U.S. $100 bill (though her likeness has been retired since).
J . Edgar Hoover’s portrait graced both sides of a United States ten-dollar bill before his death in 1972 and he was also honored as we’ve mentioned with two portraits that were featured on American currency at one time or another – you can find him today on silver certificates printed between 1934 and 1964 along with Alexander Hamilton but more often than not only his face will be visible without any body to go with it because these are ones where just his head prints when they’re close to being spent.
And finally, Paul Revere’s likeness is on the back of a ten-dollar bill printed between 1891 and 1896.
He was also honored with his own portrait that appears on silver certificates from 1923 to 1928 but it only appeared as part of an ensemble piece in which he shared space with two other colonial patriots: Patrick Henry and John Adams.”