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US Coins and Currency

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Abraham Lincoln
16th U.S. President
The Lincoln Memorial
Thomas Jefferson
3rd U.S. President
Jefferson's home
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
32nd U.S. President

Olive Branch,
Oak Branch.

George Washington
1st U.S. President
American Bald Eagle


John F. Kennedy
35th U.S. President
The Presidential Seal
Silver Dollar
Susan B. Anthony
Apollo 11 Insignia, Eagle
Golden Dollar
Soaring Eagle and 17 Stars
1 dollar bill
George Washington
1st U.S. President
The Great Seal of the United States
2 dollar bill
Thomas Jefferson
3rd U.S. President
Signing of the Declaration of Independence
5 dollar bill
Abraham Lincoln
16th U.S. President
Lincoln Memorial
10 dollar bill
Alexander Hamilton
1st U.S. Treasury Secretary
U.S. Treasury
20 dollar bill
Andrew Jackson
7th U.S. President
The White House
50 dollar bill
Ulysses S. Grant
18th U.S. President
U.S. Capitol
100 dollar bill
Benjamin Franklin
Independence Hall
500 dollar bill
William McKinley
25th U.S. President
"Five Hundred Dollars"
1,000 dollar bill
Grover Cleveland
22nd/24th U.S. President
"One Thousand Dollars"
5,000 dollar bill
James Madison
4th U.S. President
"Five Thousand Dollars"
10,000 dollar bill
Salmon P. Chase
25th U.S. Treasury Secretary
"Ten Thousand Dollars"
100,000 dollar bill
Woodrow Wilson
28th U.S. President
"One Hundred Thousand Dollars"
* no longer in circulation

Money Facts

  • Quarters, nickels, and dimes are currently made from nickel and copper.

  • Pennies are currently made from copper plated zinc.

  • Coins with ridges were originally made with precious metals. The ridges were used to easily detect people clipping or filing off these precious metals.

  • A U.S. Quarter has 119 grooves on its circumference. A dime has 118 grooves.

  • Lincoln faces to the right because the penny was an adaptation of a plaque.

  • E Pluribus Unum means "Out of Many, One".

  • On the back of a Roosevelt dime, the center torch signifies liberty. The oak branch to the right signifies strength and independence. The olive branch to the left signifies peace.

  • On an American one dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

  • The law prohibits portraits of living persons from appearing on Government

  • Currency paper is composed of 25% linen and 75% cotton.