2 dollar bill front
    2 dollar bill front
    2 dollar bill back
    raised printing on the portrait

    Raised Printing

    Move your finger along the note’s surface to feel the raised printing, which gives genuine Federal Reserve notes their distinctive texture.

    security fibers

    Paper

    Federal Reserve note paper is one-fourth linen and three-fourths cotton, and contains red and blue security fibers. 

    • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond seal

      Federal Reserve Bank Seal

      A black seal to the left of the portrait bears the name and corresponding letter of the distributing Federal Reserve Bank.

    • Treasury seal in green

      Treasury Seal

      A green seal to the right of the portrait represents the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  The design of the seal was changed to incorporate an English inscription and appears on all Federal Reserve notes of the 1969 series year or later.

    • printed portrait of Thomas Jefferson

      Portrait and Vignette

      The $2 note features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson on the front of the note and a vignette depicting the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the back of the note.

    • serial number on note front

      Serial Numbers

      A combination of eleven numbers and letters appears twice on the front of the note. 

    raised printing on the portrait

    Raised Printing

    Move your finger along the note’s surface to feel the raised printing, which gives genuine Federal Reserve notes their distinctive texture.

    security fibers

    Paper

    Federal Reserve note paper is one-fourth linen and three-fourths cotton, and contains red and blue security fibers. 

    The back of the $2 Federal Reserve note features an engraving of John Trumbull's painting, “Declaration of Independence.” Although the original painting depicts 47 men, space constraints meant that only 42 could appear on the note.

    Jefferson

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    History

    $2 Note Life Cycle

    Before a Federal Reserve note enters circulation, it must pass through four critical steps: design, order, production, and issuance.

    • 1.2
      Billion Notes
      2017 volume in circulation
    • $2.4
      Billion
      2017 value in circulation
    • $0
      Dollar
      2018 Annual print order