U.S. Money Potpourri

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In August 1909, Americans went wild for the brand-new Lincoln penny, the first U.S. coin to bear the likeness of a president. Teddy Roosevelt was behind the change from the old “Indian Head” penny to the Lincoln cent. Roosevelt, a great admirer of Lincoln, wanted to honor the sixteenth president to commemorate the centennial of his birth. Since that time, the U.S. Mint has placed images of presidents and other famous Americans on coins and bills.

 

 

 

Currency                        Obverse                                      Reverse

 

Penny                    Abraham Lincoln                     Linc Memorial; Lincoln’s Life designs

 

Nickel                    Thomas Jefferson                    Monticello; Westward Journey

 

Dime                      Franklin D. Roosevelt              Torch, Olive & Oak Branches

 

Quarter                  George Washington               Bald Eagle; Fifty States designs

 

Half-dollar              John F. Kennedy                     Presidential Coat of Arms

 

$1 Coin                   Sacagawea                              Bald Eagle; Native American

 

                                                                             commemorations

 

$1 Coin                   U.S. Presidents                       Statue of Liberty

 

$1 Bill                     George Washington               Great Seal of the U.S.

 

$2 Bill                     Thomas Jefferson                   Signing of the Declaration

 

$5 Bill                     Abraham Lincoln                    Lincoln Memorial

 

$10 Bill                   Alexander Hamilton               U.S. Treasury Building

 

$20 Bill                   Andrew Jackson                      White House

 

$50 Bill                   Ulysses S. Grant                     U.S. Capitol

 

$100 Bill                 Benjamin Franklin                  Independence Hall

 

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~ by Nitro on August 11, 2013.

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