Founding Fathers on Money Part IV: Silver Nickel Edition

architects_of_freedomEver since Alexander the Great got his mug photo engraving put on Greek coins, having famous (usually dead) people on money has been in vogue.

U.S. coins roughly mirror their dollar counterparts:

  • Coin/Value/President ………..Dollar Counterpart
  • Penny/$.01/Lincoln ………..$1 bill/Washington
  • Nickle/$.05/Jefferson………$5 bill/Lincoln
  • Dime/$.10/FDR………………$10 bill/Andrew Jackson
  • Quarter/$.25/Washington…$20 bill/Alexander Hamilton
  • Half dollar/$.50/Kennedy…$50 bill/U.S. Grant
  • Dollar coin/$1/various…….$100 bill/Franklin

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http://www.ustreas.gov/education/faq/coins/portraits.shtml#q4

Nickle

Quarter

Dollar coins

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Presidential dollar coins

  • For U.S. Mint $1 Thomas Jefferson coins click here
  • For Mr. Madison $1 coins click here
  • For Mr. Washington $1 coins click here
  • For John Adams $1 coins click here
  • For James Monroe $1 coins click here

In addition, here are a couple of special edition nickles featuring Mr. Jefferson you might have noticed at the bottom of your change jar:

  • The “Westward Journey” series here
  • The “Return to Monticello” nickle here (one of my favorites – its like he’s staring right at you!)

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Source: Wikipedia 1,2,3,4,5,6,7;
Photo by milleniumistic

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