After being inspired by the Dollar ReDeSign Project. I decided to design a $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bill only and to use five figures on the face of each:
- George Washington (who represents the 18th Century)
- Abraham Lincoln (who represents the 19th Century)
- Franklin Roosevelt (who represents the early 20th Century)
- Ronald Reagan (who represents the late 20th century)
- Benjamin Franklin (who represents the creative, historic, and intellectual side of America).
Thomas Jefferson (who's on the most obscure banknote, the $2, was against the use of banknotes in the first place), Andrew Jackson (who's on the $20, was against the treasury in the first place), and Ulysses Grant (currently on the $50) were strange choices to be prominent on the bills, and the latter two have no resonance with modern American. Also, I wanted to expand the landscapes beyond Washington, DC and more towards places like Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, and California's highest and lowest points such as Mt. Whitney and Death Valley, respectively.
This is the $50 note. On the face is Ronald Reagan and Death Valley (a nod to his acting roots), the lowest point of the United States, and a bald eagle soaring. On the reverse is the Mt. Whitney, the highest point of the continental United States.