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Who Appeared On The Largest Denomination Of U.S. Currency?
Woodrow Wilson
John F. Kennedy
William Howard Taft
Herbert Hoover

Answer: Woodrow Wilson

Although they exist only as curiosities stored in museums and the vaults of collectors now, at one point in American history there was a printed bill worth $100,000. The bills featured the handsome face of former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson and were printed not as the result of runaway inflation, but to serve as certificates exchanged between Federal Reserve locations.

Other large denomination bills that are no longer in circulation (or used between Reserve locations) include the $500 bill (featuring William McKinley, 25th U.S. President), the $1,000 bill (featuring Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24 U.S. President), the $5,000 bill (featuring James Madison, 4th U.S. President), and the $10,000 bill (featuring Salmon P. Chase, sixth U.S. Chief Justice).

Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

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