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What Happened on February 25, 1862

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USA1st US One-Dollar Notes

Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving and Printing to print newly issued US paper currency, the United States Notes
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Image of the first US one-dollar note (United States Note) issued in 1862
Image of the first US one-dollar note (United States Note) issued in 1862

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First Legal Tender Act 1862 is passed by the US Congress, authorizing the United States Note (greenback) into circulation, the first fiat paper money that was legal tender in America

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln