Words & Stuff

D: The Roots of Money (Answers)

(27 July 1997)

1 cent (penny): Abraham Lincoln
5 cents (nickel): Thomas Jefferson
10 cents (dime): Franklin D. Roosevelt
25 cents (quarter): George Washington
50 cents: John F. Kennedy
$1 coin: Dwight D. Eisenhower(1971-1979), Susan B. Anthony (1979-1981)
$1 bill: George Washington (first issued in 1963; silver certificates before that)
$5 bill: Abraham Lincoln
$10 bill: Alexander Hamilton
$20 bill: Andrew Jackson
$50 bill: Ulysses S. Grant
$100 bill: Benjamin Franklin

Thanks to the US money facts page for some of the above information.

Jed Hartman <logophilia@kith.org>