The 20 dollar bill is the official money owed by the United States. This money features the 7th president of the United States, namely Andrew Jackson, while on the back is a picture of the White House.
So, How Much Does a Twenty-Dollar Bill Weigh?
$20 Bill’s average weight is about 1 gram (0.002 pounds). You need 1000 pieces of 20 dollar bills or $20,000 worth to get 1 kilogram of 20 dollar bills.
If you look at its physical characteristics, this money looks the same as other money in general. The 20 dollar bill has a height of 66.3 mm and a width of 156 mm. At the same time, the weight of this US paper currency is about 1.0 grams.
Even though it is made out of paper, other elements besides paper are used to make this money. The other materials are linen and cotton.
For this 20 dollar bill, about 75% cotton and 25% linen are used. With the combination of these two ingredients, the 20 dollar bill that has been officially circulated has been produced.
Talking about Andrew Jackson, who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837, Jackson is known as someone who in his life is famous for being a bit controversial, especially when he was in office. But this time, we will put that aside for a while. We will talk a little about his life history.
Jackson used to be someone who already had a good reputation. He used to be a lawyer. He is a child of the couple Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, who migrated to Ireland.
Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, but unfortunately, Jackson did not know his father for the rest of his life because he died suddenly three weeks before he was born.
Although until now, the story circulating is uncertain, but at that time, it was suspected that Jackson was born in one of his uncle’s houses located in a remote town in South Carolina.
When serving as the 7th president of the United States, Jackson was considered a national war hero for its citizens.
At that time, Jackson was able to mobilize the strength of the United States Army to defeat the British in 1812. Then he founded the Democratic Party and the Second Bank of the United States.
Here comes a bit of irony that can be seen by many. Although he destroyed the Second Bank of the United States, his face is used as an icon for the 20 dollar bill in his own country.
The 20 dollar bill had changed several times. Like before Andrew Jackson’s face was used for the money, there was also Grover Cleveland’s face, whose face adorned the 20 dollar bill earlier.