Presidents’ Day 2013 falls on Monday February 18th this year, so in honor of the holiday NerdWallet did what any true nerd would do: research how our historical leaders came to be on our money. Presidents’ Day holiday has become well known for being a day in which many shops, stores, especially car dealers, halt sales. Until the late 1980s, businesses generally closed on this day, similar to present corporate practices conducted on Memorial Day or Christmas Day.
The Treasury.gov Resource Center says, “Our records do not suggest why certain Presidents and statesmen were chosen for specific denominations.” Is that really so? We look into their likely reasoning in the infographic below. NerdWallet breaks down which presidents are featured on U.S. currency – including small bills, coins, and rare denominations – and why. Enjoy these Presidents’ Day 2013 facts from the NerdWallet team.