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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.

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United States[edit]

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.

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[edit]

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Washington on State Quarter obverse

Coins for circulation[edit]

Quarter dollars[edit]
Dollars[edit]

Commemorative coins[edit]

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1999 Washington $5 commemorative gold coin

Banknotes[edit]

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George Washington – 25¢ Fractional Currency
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George Washington – Series of 1928 $1 bill
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George Washington – Series of 1905 $20 bill

John Adams[edit]

Coin for circulation

Banknotes

Thomas Jefferson[edit]

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Jefferson on the new nickel

Coins for circulation[edit]

Five cents[edit]
Quarter dollar[edit]
Dollar[edit]

Commemorative coins[edit]

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Jefferson on 5 cent fractional postage note

Banknotes[edit]

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

James Madison[edit]

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James Madison $5 commemorative gold coin

Coin for circulation

Commemorative coins

Banknotes

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James Madison – Series of 1934 $5000 bill

James Monroe[edit]

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coin

John Quincy Adams[edit]

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coin

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John Quincy Adams – Series of 1869 $500 bill

Banknotes

Andrew Jackson[edit]

Coins for circulation

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

Banknotes

Martin Van Buren[edit]

Coins for circulation

William H. Harrison[edit]

Coins for circulation

John Tyler[edit]

Coins for circulation

James K. Polk[edit]

Coins for circulation

Zachary Taylor[edit]

Coins for circulation

Millard Fillmore[edit]

Coins for circulation

Franklin Pierce[edit]

Coins for circulation

James Buchanan[edit]

Coins for circulation

Abraham Lincoln[edit]

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Lincoln on U.S. one cent

Coins for circulation[edit]

One cent[edit]
Quarter dollar[edit]
Dollar[edit]

Commemorative coins[edit]

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Abraham Lincoln commemorative half dollar

Banknotes[edit]

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

Andrew Johnson[edit]

Coins for circulation

Ulysses S. Grant[edit]

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Grant commemorative dollar coin

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coins

Banknotes

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Ulysses S. Grant – Series of 1886 $5 bill

Rutherford B. Hayes[edit]

Coins for circulation

James A. Garfield[edit]

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James A. Garfield - $5 National Bank Note

Coins for circulation

Banknotes

Chester A. Arthur[edit]

Coins for circulation

Grover Cleveland[edit]

Coins for circulation

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

Banknotes

Benjamin Harrison[edit]

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Benjamin Harrison - $5 National Bank Note

Coins for circulation

Banknotes

William McKinley[edit]

Commemorative coins

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William McKinley - $10 National Bank Note

Banknotes

Coins for circulation

Theodore Roosevelt[edit]

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Mount Rushmore commemorative half dollar

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coins

William Howard Taft[edit]

Coins for circulation

Woodrow Wilson[edit]

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Woodrow Wilson - $100,000 bill

Banknotes

Coins for circulation

Warren G. Harding[edit]

Coins for circulation

Calvin Coolidge[edit]

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Coolidge with Washington on commemorative half dollar

Commemorative coin

Herbert Hoover[edit]

Commemorative coin

Franklin D. Roosevelt[edit]

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coins

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$5 Franklin D. Roosevelt commemorative gold coin

Harry S. Truman[edit]

Coins for circulation

Dwight D. Eisenhower[edit]

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Eisenhower dollar

Coins for circulation

Commemorative coins

John F. Kennedy[edit]

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Kennedy half dollar

Coins for circulation

Lyndon B. Johnson[edit]

Coins for circulation

Richard Nixon[edit]

Coins for circulation

Gerald Ford[edit]

Coins for circulation

Ronald Reagan[edit]

Coins for circulation

Presidential dollar coin series[edit]

* Note: The remaining Presidents ("Jimmy Carter, "George H. W. Bush, "Bill Clinton, "George W. Bush, "Barack Obama, "Donald Trump) were not eligible to be honored because they were still alive in 2018.

"Confederate States of America[edit]

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1861 $1,000 CSA banknote depicting Calhoun and Jackson

Andrew Jackson[edit]

George Washington[edit]

State issues [8]

"Philippine Islands, Commonwealth of the Philippines, Republic of the Philippines[edit]

William McKinley[edit]

Ronald Reagan[edit]

Franklin D. Roosevelt[edit]

George Washington[edit]

U.S. Presidential appearances on other coins and currency around the world[edit]

The Bahamas[edit]

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[edit]

Abraham Lincoln

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Cuba[edit]

Abraham Lincoln

Isle of Man[edit]

Dwight D. Eisenhower

George Washington

Eleven Presidents on one coin

Liberia[edit]

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[edit]

Dwight D. Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy

Niue[edit]

Dwight D. Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Paraguay[edit]

John F. Kennedy

Abraham Lincoln

Turks and Caicos Islands[edit]

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Franklin Roosevelt

George Washington

United Arab Emirates[edit]

"Al-Fujairah Richard Nixon

"Ras al-Khaimah Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Sharjah John F. Kennedy

Western Samoa[edit]

Franklin D. Roosevelt 1981 series, sitting in wheelchair

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References[edit]

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