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The American government hasn’t printed Ambedkar’s image on the Dollar 100 note

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A Facebook post with the photo of Ambedkar on USD 100 note is being circulated by few users with the claim that the American government has printed the image of Ambedkar on the country’s USD 100 note out of respect for him. Let’s try to analyze the claims made in the post

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: American government has printed the image of Ambedkar on their country’s USD 100 note.

Fact: The USD 100 note carries the image of Benjamin Franklin. The American government has never printed any other person’s image on its USD 100 currency note. Hence, the claim stands FALSE.

When googled about the details of various currency notes published in America, the Currency Education Program’s website uscurrency.gov was found in the search results. As per the information on the website, the design of the American dollar has changed 4 times but all of them carried the image of Benjamin Franklin. So, the American government has never printed Ambedkar’s image on their country’s currency note.

There are few websites which allow us to replace the image on USD 100 note with an image of our choice. You can notice that one such 100$ note with Obama picture on it has the same code as the one shared in the post.

Hence, the photo carrying the image of Ambedkar on USD 100 note is an edited one.

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