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U.S. Currency & Coins

Coins

One-cent Coin (Penny)

Observe of a cent

Reverse of a cent

Who is on the obverse (front)?
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President

What is on the reverse (back)?
Lincoln Memorial

Five-Cent Coin (Nickel)

observe of a nickel

Reverse of a nickel

Who is on the obverse (front)?
President Thomas Jefferson

What is on the reverse (back)?
"Monticello," a large home that Jefferson designed and built for himself

Ten-Cent Coin (Dime)

Observe of a dime

Reverse of a dime

Who is on the obverse (front)?
President Franklin Roosevelt

What is on the reverse (back)?
Torch, Olive Branch, Oak Branch

The 10-cent coin is the smallest, thinnest coin we use today.

Twenty-five-Cent Coin (Quarter)

oberve of a quarter

reverse of a quarter

Who is on the obverse (front)?
President George Washington

What is on the reverse (back)?
Eagle

Fifty-Cent Coin (Half Dollar)

Observe of half dollar

Reverse of half dollar

Who is on the obverse (front)?
President John F. Kennedy

What is on the reverse (back)?
Eagle from the presidential seal

One-Dollar Coin (Golden Dollar)

Observe of the Washington $1 coin

Reserve of a Presidential $1 coins

Who is on the obverse (front)?
President George Washington

What is on the reverse (back)?
The Statue of Liberty

Source: The United States Mint .I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site

Currency

One Dollar Note

one dollar note George Washington

one dollar note

Who is on the front?
George Washington (1st U.S. President)

What is on the back?
The Great Seal of the United States

Average Life Span: 21 months

Two Dollar Note

two dollar note Thomas Jefferson

two dollar note

Who is on the front?
Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. President)

What is on the back?
The signing of the Declaration of Independence

Five Dollar Note

five dollar note Abraham Lincoln

five dollar note

Who is on the front?
Abraham Lincoln (16th U.S. President)

What is on the back? The Lincoln Memorial

Average Life Span: 16 months

Ten Dollar Note

ten dollar note Alexander Hamilton

ten dollar note

Who is on the front?
Alexander Hamilton (1st Secretary of the Treasury)

What is on the back?
U.S. Treasury Building

Average Life Span: 18 months

Twenty Dollar Note

twenty dollar note Andrew Jackson

twenty dollar note

Who is on the front?
Andrew Jackson (7th U.S. President)

What is on the back?
The White House

Average Life Span: 24 months

Fifty Dollar Note

fifty dollar note Ulysses S. Grant

fifty dollar note

Who is on the front?
Ulysses Grant (18th U.S. President)

What is on the back?
U.S. Capitol

Average Life Span: 55 months

One Hundred Dollar Note

one hundred dollar note Benjamin Franklin

one hundred dollar note

Who is on the front?
Ben Franklin (Statesman)

What is on the back?
Independence Hall

Average Life Span: 89 months

Source: U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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