On the Money

Who’s who on American money? Here are the faces and names you may not have noticed on coins and currency.

[2016 note: For news on the addition of Harriet Tubman to the $20, and of figures like Lucretia Mott and Marian Anderson to the $10 and $5 bills, see the U.S. Treasury’s announcement.]

Coins

One cent (penny): ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Five cents (nickel): THOMAS JEFFERSON

Ten cents (dime): FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT

Twenty-five cents (quarter): GEORGE WASHINGTON

Fifty cents (half-dollar): JOHN F. KENNEDY

$1 coin (gold): SACAGAWEA

$1 coin (old): SUSAN B. ANTHONY

$1 coin (even older): DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Bills

 $5 bill: ABRAHAM LINCOLN

$10 bill: ALEXANDER HAMILTON

$20 bill: ANDREW JACKSON

$50 bill: U.S. GRANT

$100 bill: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

$500 bill: WILLIAM MCKINLEY

$1000 bill: GROVER CLEVELAND

US $5000 bill: JAMES MADISON

$10,000 bill: SALMON P. CHASE

$100,000 bill: WOODROW WILSON

State Quarters

And don’t forget the famous people on the U.S. Mint’s state quarters:

CAESAR RODNEY (Delaware)

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS (North Carolina)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (yet again, Illinois)

HELEN KELLER (Alabama)

JOHN MUIR (California)

GEORGE WASHINGTON, THOMAS JEFFERSON, TEDDY ROOSEVELT and ABRAHAM LINCOLN (on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota)

And starting in 2007, the U.S. Mint began issuing one-dollar coins featuring every past United States president. The Mint released four new coins every year from 2007 through 2016. Since living presidents can’t be depicted on American coins, the series ended with RICHARD NIXON, GERALD FORD and RONALD REAGAN.

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