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$1

(programming)
The first positional parameter in shell programming and related languages. Occurrences of $1 are replaced by the first actual argument provided by the user when the shell script is run. $2 is replaced by the second argument, and so on up to $9.

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government of replacing the $1 note with a $1 coin four times over the past 20 years, most recently in April 2000.
George Washington--our first President--is featured on the $1 note. Benjamin Franklin is featured on the $100 note.
Suppose that Alpha Bank wanted to redeem its own $1 note in the notes of Beta Bank, whose $1 note had fallen in purchasing power to only 80 percent of the standard basket.
Bush on the $1 note, others included the Barbie doll.
When the smallest bank notes were worth $1 and a newspaper cost a penny, a $1 note was not liquid; it would not be accepted for most everyday transactions.
The $1 note will not be redesigned; the Treasury Department does not feel the $1 is at great risk.
Maybe the $1 note defies this trend because more notes of thai denomination are printed than the others, so that a single bill doesn't wear out as quickly
In summary, a $1 coin would produce a substantial budgetary gain for the federal government, provided that the $1 note is withdrawn from circulation.
* The cost of servicing the $1 note issue is the cost of replacing each note every 1.5 years, or $177 million per year,(3) and of processing it 1.3 times per year at Reserve Banks, or $7 million per year.(4)