Greenback

Greenback may refer to:
* A term used for the United States dollar.
* A modern (since 1914) United States Federal Reserve Note.
* A United States Note, (U.S. Note) among the first national United States currencies, authorized by the Legal Tender Act of 1862, and issued for more than a century, until 1971. This was the first greenback and was government-issued currency, different from the central-bank paper currency (Federal Reserve Note) that the United States began to use in 1914, and exclusively now uses. The two types of notes had similar green-inked backs, but the later Federal Reserve note was distinguised from the older U.S. Note by an green rather than red treasury seal on the obverse side of the note.

* United States Greenback Party, an American political party that was active between 1874 and 1884 which advocated government-issued currency.
* Save the Greenback, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing employees, and paper and ink suppliers, opposed to phasing out the paper dollar
* Greenback, Tennessee, a city in Loudon County, Tennessee, United States
* Celestion G-12, guitar cabinet loudspeakers
* Greenback cutthroat trout, ("Oncorhynchus clarki stomias"), the easternmost subspecies of cutthroat trout
* an alternate name for the Bar jack, or "Caranx ruber"
* a surname


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  • greenback — green‧back [ˈgriːnbæk] noun [countable] informal 1. an American banknote, especially a dollar note 2. the American dollar when it is traded on currency markets : • The Singapore dollar has been rising against the greenback. * * * greenback UK …   Financial and business terms

  • Greenback — Greenback, TN U.S. city in Tennessee Population (2000): 954 Housing Units (2000): 416 Land area (2000): 7.081947 sq. miles (18.342157 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.127051 sq. miles (0.329060 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.208998 sq. miles (18.671217 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Greenback, TN — U.S. city in Tennessee Population (2000): 954 Housing Units (2000): 416 Land area (2000): 7.081947 sq. miles (18.342157 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.127051 sq. miles (0.329060 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.208998 sq. miles (18.671217 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Greenback — Green back , n. One of the legal tender notes of the United States; a note of paper currency of the United States; first issued in 1862, and having the devices on the back printed with green ink, to prevent alterations and counterfeits. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greenback — index money Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • greenback — U.S. dollar bill, 1862, so called from the time of their introduction; bank paper money printed in green ink had been called this since 1778 (as opposed to redbacks, etc.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • greenback — ☆ greenback [grēn′bak΄ ] n. any piece of U.S. paper money printed in green ink on the back …   English World dictionary

  • Greenback — US Dollar * * * Green|back [ gri:nbɛk ], der; [s], s [engl. greenback, aus: green = grün u. back = Rücken, Rückseite]: a) (Bankw.) amerikanische Schatzanweisung mit dem Aussehen von Banknoten mit grünem Aufdruck auf der Rückseite; b) (Jargon)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Greenback — US Dollar Land: USA (Britische Jungferninseln, Ecuador, Mikronesien, Palau, Osttimor) Unterteilung: 100 Cent ISO 4217 Code: USD …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • greenback — UK [ˈɡriːnˌbæk] / US [ˈɡrɪnˌbæk] noun [countable] Word forms greenback : singular greenback plural greenbacks American informal a US dollar …   English dictionary

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