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- The Faces of Currency -

                       

Portraits have always been an important element in American currency. In 1929, United States currency was standardized to include portraits on the bills' front sides.

This is an index of the portraits on U.S. Currency and the notes they are pictured on.

Click on the name for more information of the person.

Links are of the notes in my collection.


              Current Figures              



George Washington - 1st President of the U.S.

$0.10 Fractional Currency First Issue
$0.50 Fractional Currency First Issue
$0.05 Fractional Currency Second Issue
$0.10 Fractional Currency Second Issue
$0.25 Fractional Currency Second Issue
$0.50 Fractional Currency Second Issue
$0.03 Fractional Currency Third Issue
$0.10 Fractional Currency Third Issue
$0.25 Fractional Currency Fourth Issue
$100 Compound Interest 1864/65
$100 Interest Bearing 1864/65
$500 Interest Bearing 1864/65
$20 Gold Certificate 1905/22
$1 Legal Tender 1869/1917
$1 Legal Tender 1923
$1 Legal Tender 1928
$1 Silver Certificate (reverse) 1896
$2 Silver Certificate 1899
$1 Silver Certificate 1923
$1 Silver Certificate 1928/57
$1 Federal Reserve Bank 1918
$1 Federal Reserve Note 1963
$1 Emergency Note (Hawaii) 1935
$1 Emergency Note (Africa) 1935


Martha Washington - 1st Lady of the U.S.

$1 Silver Certificate 1886/91
$1 Silver Certificate (reverse) 1896


Thomas Jefferson - 3rd President of the U.S.

$0.05 Fractional Currency First Issue
$0.25 Fractional Currency First Issue
$2 Legal Tender 1869/1917
$2 Legal Tender 1928/63
$2 Federal Reserve Bank 1918
$2 Federal Reserve Note 1976/current


Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the U.S.

$0.50 Fractional Currency Fourth Issue
$10 Demand Note 1861
$20 Compound Interest 1864/65
$20 Interest Bearing 1864/65
$10 Legal Tender 1862/63
$100 Legal Tender 1869/80
$5 Legal Tender 1928/63
$500 Gold Note 1882
$5 Federal Reserve Bank 1915/18
$5 Federal Reserve Bank 1929
$5 Federal Reserve Note 1914
$50 Federal Reserve Note 1914
$5 Federal Reserve Note 1928/current
$1 Silver Certificate 1899
$5 Silver Certificate 1923
$5 Silver Certificate 1934/53
$5 National Bank Note 1929
$5 Emergency Note (Hawaii) 1934
$5 Emergency Note (Africa) 1934


Alexander Hamilton - 1st Secretary of the Treasury

$5 Demand Note 1861
$50 Compound Interest 1864
$50 Interest Bearing 1864/65
$500 Interest Bearing 1864/65
$1,000 Gold Note 1882
$1,000 Gold Note 1907/22
$10 Gold Note 1928
$10 Silver Certificate 1933/53
$2 Legal Tender 1862
$5 Legal Tender 1862/63
$50 Legal Tender 1862/63
$20 Legal Tender 1869/80
$10 National Bank Note 1929
$10 Federal Reserve Bank 1929
$10 Emergency Note (Hawaii) 1934
$10 Emergency Note (Africa) 1934
$10 Federal Reserve Note 1928/current
$1,000 Federal Reserve Note 1918


Andrew Jackson - 7th President of the U.S.

$5 Legal Tender 1869/1907
$10 Legal Tender 1923
$10,000 Legal Tender 1878
$10,000 Gold Note 1882/1900
$20 Gold Note 1928
$20 National Bank Note 1929
$20 Emergency Note (Hawaii) 1934
$10 Federal Reserve Bank 1915/18
$20 Federal Reserve Bank 1929
$10 Federal Reserve Note 1914
$10 Federal Reserve Note 1928/current


Ulysses Grant - 18th President of the U.S.

$0.15 Fractional Currency Third Issue
$50 Gold Note 1923/22
$50 Gold Note 1928
$5 Silver Certificate 1886/91
$5 Silver Certificate (Reverse) 1896
$1 Silver Certificate 1899
$50 National Bank Note 1929
$50 Federal Reserve Bank 1918
$50 Federal Reserve Bank 1929
$50 Federal Reserve Note 1914
$50 Federal Reserve Note 1928/current


Benjamin Franklin - Drafter of the Declaration of Independence

$10 Refunding Certificate 1879
$100 Gold Note 1928
$100 Legal Tender 1874/80
$100 Legal Tender 1966
$100 National Bank Note 1929
$100 Federal Reserve Bank 1929
$100 Federal Reserve Bank 1914
$100 Federal Reserve Bank 1928/current


    Presidents of the United States   



James Madison - 4th President of the U.S.

$5,000 Legal Tender 1878
$5,000 Gold Note 1918
$5,000 Federal Reserve Note 1918
$5,000 Federal Reserve Note 1928/34


James Monroe - 5th President of the U.S.

$100 Silver Certificate 1878/91


John Quincy Adams - 6th President of the U.S.

$500 Legal Tender 1869


James Garfield - 20th President of the U.S.

$20 Gold Note 1882
$5 National Bank Note 2nd Charter 1882/1902


Grover Cleveland - 22st President of the U.S.

$20 Federal Reserve Bank 1915/18
$20 Federal Reserve Note 1914
$20 Federal Reserve Note 1928/34


Benjamin Harrison - 23rd President of the U.S.

$5 National Bank Note 3rd Charter 1902/1922


William McKinley - 25th President of the U.S.

$10 National Bank Note 3rd Charter 1902/1922
$500 Federal Reserve Note 1914


Woodrow Wilson - 28th President of the U.S.

$100,000 Silver Certificate 1928/34


      Important Figures           

in alphabetical order by last name


Thomas Benton - U.S. Senator

$500 Gold Note 1875/1922


Salmon Chase - 25th Secretary of the Treasury

$10 Compound Interest 1864
$10 Interest Bearing 1864/65
$1,000 Interest Bearing 1864/65
$1 Legal Tender 1862
$10,000 Federal Reserve Note 1918
$10,000 Federal Reserve Note 1928/34


Spencer Clark - Superintendent of the National Currency Bureau

$0.05 Fractional Currency Third Issue


William Clark - Lewis and Clark Expedition

$10 Legal Tender 1901


Henry Clay - 9th Secretary of State

$50 Legal Tender 1869


DeWitt Clinton - U.S. Senator

$1,000 Legal Tender 1869/1880


William Crawford - Secretary of the War & Treasury Departments

$0.50 Fractional Currency Fifth Issue


Stephen Decatur - Naval Captain in War of 1812

$20 Silver Certificate 1878/1880


Samuel Dexter - Secretary of the War & Treasury Departments

$0.50 Fractional Currency Fourth Issue


Edward Everett - 20th Secretary of State

$50 Silver Certificate 1878/1891


William Fessenden - 26th Secretary of the Treasury

$0.25 Fractional Currency Third Issue


Robert Fulton - Inventor

$2 Silver Certificate (reverse) 1896


Albert Gallatin - 4th Secretary of the Treasury

$500 Legal Tender 1862/63


David Glasgow - Admiral in U.S. Navy

$100 Treasury Coin Note 1890/91


Winfield Hancock - Civil War General

$100 Interest Bearing 1884/85
$2 Silver Certificate) 1886


Thomas Hendricks - 21st Vice President of the U.S.

$10 Silver Certificate) 1886/1908


Michael Hillegas - 1st Treasurer of the U.S.

$10 Gold Note 1907/22


John Knox - Deputy Comptroller of Currency

$100 National Bank Note 3rd Charter 1902/22


Meriwether Lewis - Lewis and Clark Expedition

$10 Legal Tender 1901


Daniel Manning - Secretary of the Treasury

$20 Silver Certificate 1886/91


Joseph Mansfield - Cival War Major General

$500 Legal Tender 1874/80


William Marcy - Secretary of War & Secretary of State

$1,000 Silver Certificate 1878/91


John Marshall - 4th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

$20 Treasury Coin Note 1890/91
$500 Federal Reserve Note 1918


Hugh McCulloch - 27th & 36th Secretary of the Treasury

$20 National Bank Note 3rd Charter 1902/1922


James McPherson - Union Army General

$2 Treasury Coin Note 1890/91


George Meade - Union General

$1,000 Treasury Coin Note 1890/91


William Meredith - 19th Secretary of the Treasury

$0.10 Fractional Currency Fifth Issue


Robert Morris - Signer of the Declaration of Independence

$10 Silver Certificate 1878/80
$10 Legal Tender 1862/63


Samuel Morse - Inventor

$2 Silver Certificate (reverse) 1896


William Seward - 24th Secretary of State

$50 Treasury Coin Note 1890/91


Philip Sheridan - Union Army Commander in Chief

$10 Treasury Coin Note 1890/91
$5 Silver Certificate (reverse) 1896


John Sherman - Secretary of the Treasury and State

$50 National Bank Note 3rd Charter 1902/22


William Sherman - Cival War General

$0.15 Fractional Currency Third Issue
$500 Treasury Coin Note 1890/91


Francis Spinner - Treasurer of the United States

$0.50 Fractional Currency Third Issue


Edwin Stanton - 27th Secretary of War

$0.50 Fractional Currency Fourth Issue
$1 Treasury Coin Note 1890/91


Charles Sumner - U.S. Senator

$500 Silver Certificate 1878/80


Ta-to-ka-in-yan-ka - Sioux Indian Chief (a.k.a. Running Antelope)

$5 Silver Certificate) 1899


George Thomas - Union Army General

$5 Treasury Coin Note 1890/91


Robert Walker - 18th Secretary of the Treasury

$0.25 Fractional Currency Fifth Issue


Daniel Webster - 14th & 19th Secretary of State

$10 Legal Tender 1869/1880


William Windom - 33rd & 39th Secretary of the Treasury

$1 Silver Certificate) 1899


Silas Wright - U.S. Senator

$50 Gold Note 1882