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George Washington and Calvin Coolidge on the 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence commemorative half dollar
George Washington and Calvin Coolidge on the 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence commemorative half dollar

Several presidents of the United States have appeared on currency. The president of the United States has appeared on official banknotes, coins for circulation, and commemorative coins in the United States, the Confederate States of America, the Philippine Islands, the Commonwealth of the Philippines and around the world.

United States

Note: Series dates listed for United States paper money represents a specific issue or set of issues. Different series may represent minor or major design changes, or no design change (series listed on the same line). Only a variety of a president's portrait used on paper money is noted next to the series date.

Further information on individual designs: United States one-dollar bill, United States two-dollar bill, United States five-dollar bill, United States ten-dollar bill, United States twenty-dollar bill, United States fifty-dollar bill, United States one hundred-dollar bill, and Large denominations of United States currency

Twenty-three U.S. presidents have appeared on U.S. coin and paper currency (As of March 2017). By law (31 U.S.C. § 5114), "only the portrait of a deceased individual may appear on United States currency". The Secretary of the Treasury usually determines which people and which of their portraits appear on the nation's currency, however legislation passed by Congress can also determine currency design.[1] Presidents appearing on U.S. currency are (in order of service):

George Washington

Washington on America the Beautiful state quarters obverse
Washington on America the Beautiful state quarters obverse

Early coinage

Five cents
Quarter dollars
Dollar coins

Commemorative coins

1999 Washington $5 commemorative gold coin
1999 Washington $5 commemorative gold coin

Banknotes

George Washington – 25¢ Fractional Currency
George Washington – 25¢ Fractional Currency
George Washington – Series of 1928 $1 bill
George Washington – Series of 1928 $1 bill

Blue seal Washington on reverse

George Washington – Series of 1905 $20 bill
George Washington – Series of 1905 $20 bill

John Adams

Coin for circulation

Banknotes

Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson on the new nickel
Jefferson on the new nickel

Coins for circulation

Five cents
Quarter dollar
Dollar

Commemorative coins

Jefferson on 5 cent fractional postage note
Jefferson on 5 cent fractional postage note

Banknotes

Thomas Jefferson – Series of 1869 $2 bill
Thomas Jefferson – Series of 1869 $2 bill
Thomas Jefferson – Series of 1918 $2 bill
Thomas Jefferson – Series of 1918 $2 bill

James Madison

James Madison $5 commemorative gold coin
James Madison $5 commemorative gold coin

Coin for circulation

Commemorative coins

Banknotes

James Madison – Series of 1934 $5000 bill
James Madison – Series of 1934 $5000 bill

James Monroe

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coin

John Quincy Adams

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coin

John Quincy Adams – Series of 1869 $500 bill
John Quincy Adams – Series of 1869 $500 bill

Banknotes

Andrew Jackson

Coins for circulation

Andrew Jackson – Series of 1907 $5 bill
Andrew Jackson – Series of 1907 $5 bill
Andrew Jackson – 1882 $10,000 bill
Andrew Jackson – 1882 $10,000 bill
Andrew Jackson – Series of 1929 $20 bill
Andrew Jackson – Series of 1929 $20 bill

Banknotes

Martin Van Buren

Coins for circulation

William H. Harrison

Coins for circulation

John Tyler

Coins for circulation

James K. Polk

Coins for circulation

Zachary Taylor

Coins for circulation

Millard Fillmore

Coins for circulation

Franklin Pierce

Coins for circulation

James Buchanan

Coins for circulation

Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln on U.S. one cent
Lincoln on U.S. one cent

Coins for circulation

One cent
Quarter dollar
Dollar

Commemorative coins

Abraham Lincoln commemorative half dollar
Abraham Lincoln commemorative half dollar

Banknotes

Abraham Lincoln – 50¢ Fractional currency
Abraham Lincoln – 50¢ Fractional currency
Abraham Lincoln – Series of 1880 $100 bill
Abraham Lincoln – Series of 1880 $100 bill
Abraham Lincoln – Series of 1923 $5 bill
Abraham Lincoln – Series of 1923 $5 bill
Abraham Lincoln – Series 2003 $5 bill
Abraham Lincoln – Series 2003 $5 bill

Andrew Johnson

Coins for circulation

Ulysses S. Grant

Grant commemorative dollar coin
Grant commemorative dollar coin

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coins

Banknotes

Ulysses S. Grant – Series of 1886 $5 bill
Ulysses S. Grant – Series of 1886 $5 bill

Rutherford B. Hayes

Coins for circulation

James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield - $5 National Bank Note
James A. Garfield - $5 National Bank Note

Coins for circulation

Banknotes

Chester A. Arthur

Coins for circulation

Grover Cleveland

Coins for circulation

$1000 Gold Certificate (1934) depicting Grover Cleveland
$1000 Gold Certificate (1934) depicting Grover Cleveland

Banknotes

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison - $5 National Bank Note
Benjamin Harrison - $5 National Bank Note

Coins for circulation

Banknotes

William McKinley

Commemorative coins

William McKinley - $10 National Bank Note
William McKinley - $10 National Bank Note

Banknotes

Coins for circulation

Theodore Roosevelt

Mount Rushmore commemorative half dollar
Mount Rushmore commemorative half dollar

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coins

William Howard Taft

Coins for circulation

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson - $100,000 bill
Woodrow Wilson - $100,000 bill

Banknotes

Coins for circulation

Warren G. Harding

Coins for circulation

Calvin Coolidge

Coolidge with Washington on commemorative half dollar
Coolidge with Washington on commemorative half dollar

Commemorative coin

Herbert Hoover

Commemorative coin

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coins

$5 Franklin D. Roosevelt commemorative gold coin
$5 Franklin D. Roosevelt commemorative gold coin

Harry S. Truman

Coins for circulation

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Eisenhower dollar

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coins

John F. Kennedy

Kennedy half dollar

Coins for circulation

Lyndon B. Johnson

Coins for circulation

Richard Nixon

Coins for circulation

Gerald Ford

Coins for circulation

Ronald Reagan

Coins for circulation

George H. W. Bush

Coins for circulation

Presidential dollar coin series

Main article: Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005

Confederate States of America

1861 $1,000 CSA banknote depicting Calhoun and Jackson
1861 $1,000 CSA banknote depicting Calhoun and Jackson

Andrew Jackson

George Washington

State issues [9]

Philippine Islands, Commonwealth of the Philippines, Republic of the Philippines

William McKinley

Ronald Reagan

Franklin D. Roosevelt

George Washington

U.S. presidential appearances on other coins and currency around the world

The Bahamas

In 1991, a 12-coin silver five-dollar series was issued in the Bahamas commemorating the 500th anniversary of European discovery of the Americas. Three of those coins showed images of U.S. presidents, with the coat of arms of the Bahamas on the obverse side.

Thomas Jefferson

Abraham Lincoln

Theodore Roosevelt

Cook Islands

Abraham Lincoln

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Cuba

Abraham Lincoln

Isle of Man

Dwight D. Eisenhower

George Washington

Eleven presidents on one coin

Liberia

These are all commemoratives issued in Liberia featuring images of U.S. presidents with a Liberian arms symbol on the obverse side;

George H. W. Bush

George W. Bush

Bill Clinton

Dwight D. Eisenhower

William H. Harrison

John F. Kennedy

Richard Nixon

Ronald Reagan

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Harry S Truman

Marshall Islands

Dwight D. Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy

Niue

Dwight D. Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Paraguay

John F. Kennedy

Abraham Lincoln

Turks and Caicos Islands

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Franklin Roosevelt

George Washington

United Arab Emirates

Al-Fujairah Richard Nixon

Ras al-Khaimah Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sharjah John F. Kennedy

Western Samoa

Franklin D. Roosevelt 1981 series, sitting in wheelchair

See also

References

  1. ^ "Currency and the US Presidents". Santa Monica, California: ProCon.org.
  2. ^ "U.S. Mint Announces New Quarter Dollar Reverse Design | U.S. Mint". www.usmint.gov. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  3. ^ "Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20, Hamilton spared".
  4. ^ "About - U.S. Mint". www.usmint.gov. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  5. ^ CoinNews.net (6 February 2009). "Lincoln Penny Images for New 2009 Circulating Cents".
  6. ^ CoinNews.net (26 January 2009). "2009 Lincoln Silver Dollar Images Released by US Mint".
  7. ^ "The United States Mint".
  8. ^ "Stamps, Currency, and Coins of the Confederate States of America".
  9. ^ "Rebelstatescurrency.com".

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