The US government did not print Basavanna’s image on its $ 100 bill
A Publish is widely shared on social media, claiming that the US government imprinted the image of Basavanna, one of India’s greatest spiritual leaders, on the country’s $ 100 bill. Let’s check the claim made in the mail.
Claim: The US government printed the image of Basavanna on a $ 100 bill.
Made: The $ 100 bill bears the image of Benjamin Franklin. The US government has never printed another person’s image on their $ 100 bill. Therefore, the claim made by post is FALSE.
When we researched the details of various banknotes released in America, the Currency Education Program website uscurrency.gov was found in the search results. According to the information available on the website, the design of the US dollar changed 4 times but all of them bore the image of Benjamin Franklin. So the US government never printed Basavanna’s image on his banknote.
There are few websites that allow you to replace the image on the $ 100 bill with an image of our choosing. You may notice that such $ 100 bill, with Obama’s photo on it, has the same code as the one shared in the post. So the $ 100 bill with the image of Basavanna could also have been created in the same way.
FACTLY had previously debunked similar information regarding the U.S. government print image of Ambedkar and Chhatrapati Shivaji on their country’s $ 100 bill. These articles can be read here and here.
In short, the US government did not print Basavanna’s image on its $ 100 bill.