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People on Money by Country

Can you name the countries that feature (or once featured) these people on their currency?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Each country is used only once
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Last updated: January 2, 2020
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First submittedOctober 29, 2019
Times taken40,725
Average score53.6%
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Person
Country
Mahatma Gandhi
India
Mao Zedong
China
Genghis Khan
Mongolia
Peter the Great
Russia
Nelson Mandela
South Africa
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Turkey
Ho Chi Minh
Vietnam
Kim Il-sung
North Korea
Ruhollah Khomeini
Iran
Ramesses the Great
Egypt
Che Guevara
Cuba
Edmund Hillary
New Zealand
Toussaint Louverture
Haiti
Nursultan Nazarbayev
Kazakhstan
Person
Country
Nikola Tesla
Serbia
Sun Yat-sen
Taiwan
Benito Juárez
Mexico
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Pakistan
Manuel L. Quezon
Philippines
José de San Martín
Argentina
Patrice Lumumba
D.R. Congo
Niels Bohr
Denmark
King Stephen I
Hungary
Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein
Jordan
Edvard Munch
Norway
Casimir the Great
Poland
Greta Garbo
Sweden
Hannibal
Tunisia
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Level 71
Nov 1, 2019
There seems to be an error. I got 5 points, getting only 22 right. maybe thats because the quiz is so new?
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2019
Probably. You can get 5 points by being in the 95th percentile, which is a moving target.
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Level 72
Jan 2, 2020
Aw, I only got 4 points with 27 right. Should have taken this sooner!
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Level 77
Nov 2, 2019
Rather a shame that the euro-countries are excluded. Pre-euro there was certainly a good amount of people on their currency.
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Level 75
Mar 8, 2024
True. European countries and people tend to be so under-represented.
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Level 72
Nov 2, 2019
If ever there was a quiz of two halves that is it. First column is pretty straight forward. The second column jesus! A few I guessed every country in their region bar the answer but that's a tough tough second column.
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Level 55
Jan 2, 2020
The answer Niels Bohr, Denmark has not been correct for about 10 years. The 2009 series does not contain pictures of persons, but danish bridges instead. See them here: http://www.nationalbanken.dk/en/banknotes_and_coins/Danish_banknotes/Pages/50-krone-banknote.aspx
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Level ∞
Jan 2, 2020
Edited the quiz description. Bridges? That is truly boring.
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Level 55
Jan 2, 2020
And the an addition - the older series are of course still valid, but will be taken out of use whenever a bank gets their hands on them ;-)
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Level 44
Jan 2, 2020
Loved that quiz! I only got 12, but enjoyed it nonetheless. Time to sharpen my skills after being gone from JetPunk for a while ;)
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Level 68
Jan 2, 2020
Nice quiz. Missed Hillary, Louverture, al-Hussein, Jinnah and Casimir in the first attempt
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Level 45
Jan 2, 2020
Why is Nikola Tesla on Serbian money?
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Level 72
Jan 2, 2020
They're big fans of electric cars in Serbia.

(just kidding, it's because he grew up an ethnic and cultural Serb in the Austro-Hungarian Empire)

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Level 45
Dec 26, 2021
And there is s Tesla Museum in Belgrad as far as I can remember. So that one was an easy one for me.
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Level 43
Jan 3, 2020
Fun fact: us Americans have Toussaint L'Ouverture to thank for about a third of our land.

The Louisiana Purchase was made possible when France's attention was diverted from their American territory to Haiti where L'Ouverture was leading a slave revolt.

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Level 45
Jan 7, 2020
I know it is no longer a country, but could Yugoslavia also be accepted for Nikola Tesla?? He was featured on their money after all!
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Level 40
Feb 5, 2020
I'm Polish and i did not recognise Casimir The Great, becuase of completely different pronounce than in Polish
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Level 68
Sep 24, 2020
On polish money I'd expect Marie Curie, Copernicus or F. Chopin.
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Level 58
Jul 6, 2023
In Poland we have only former kings on money
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Level 22
Mar 8, 2024
we have kings on our money. mieszko I, Boleslaw chrobry, casimir the great, Wladyslaw Jagiello, Zygmunt I Old and John III Sobieski
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Level 66
Oct 11, 2021
Norway no longer has Edward Munch, or any people for that matter on money. Exception being two coins, where the king is depicted.
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Level 82
Dec 26, 2021
Born in Austria-Hungary, on land that is now Croatia, died a citizen of the USA... put on money from some country that is neither Austria, nor Hungary, nor Croatia, nor the US, but that has nothing else to feel proud of apparently. Who is... ?
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Level 73
Dec 27, 2021
It seems like someone doesn't know what an ethnicity is.
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Level 82
Dec 27, 2021
seems like someone doesn't know what a country is
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Level 43
Mar 8, 2024
He may have been born in Croatia now, but he identified as ethnically Serbian in his life iirc.
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Level 79
Dec 26, 2021
Only missed King Stephen... I tried nearly every European country but managed to miss the hungry one!!
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Level 79
Feb 24, 2024
Did the same thing again!
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Level 76
Dec 27, 2021
So if you call out someone for ridiculing a country (however implicit it was) and point out the hypocrisy of them not tolerating someone else even slightly criticising their country (of which there's ample proof on this site's comments), you get your comment deleted.

I was never disrespectful in any way, but it doesn't matter I guess, cause apparently there's a double standard and some veterans on this site are untouchable. Good to know.

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Level 82
Dec 27, 2021
baloney. but regardless of whatever your first comment was, the implication in this one is demonstrably wrong. Not that I haven't seen people make it (and be wrong) before. Probably QM didn't feel like seeing me go through the proof again.

Also, if there ever were stats published, I feel pretty confident that I may hold the record for most deleted comments of anyone on this site.

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Level 76
Jan 3, 2022
Fair enough on the second point, I can only go by what you say.

As for the first one, I've seen this before, it's quite prevalent with people in the US (and my gf, who's from the US, has attested to it) that think themselves quite critical of their own country and yet are blind to their own nationalistic bias. American exceptionalism is ingrained in your culture, often in very subtle and insidious ways, which makes it in some ways a lot more problematic than your run of the mill jingoism.

Also, you say "demonstrably" when nothing has been demonstrated in this comment section, not even my comment, which is an opinion, as is yours. But apparently you seem to be under the impression you are the sole possessor of the truth, which is why you so often make snarky condescending replies, like the one you made to FedericoGuzman up there (btw pointing out something irrelevant to the issue being argued).

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Level 55
Dec 27, 2021
i knew casimir was polish because of civilisation 5! video games can be educational too
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Level 56
Mar 22, 2023
More people knows DRC than Hungary and Poland?
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Level 58
Jul 6, 2023
And Polish jetpunk is one of the biggest
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Level 35
Mar 8, 2024
DRC became an independent country within the lifetime of some jetpunkers. My large North American country was in deep in destabilizing Mr Lumumba, never mind what Belgium and others were up to. I guess recent history tends to be more vivid for many of us. Also, DRC is seven times the size of Poland, with twice the population. And Hungary considerably smaller.
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Level 58
Jul 6, 2023
I had to think for a while to realise who Casimir the Great is xD
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2024
Due to english spelling I was a second away from only missing my country - Poland 😅
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Level 58
Mar 8, 2024
Since they have passed from kuna to Euro, the Croatian coins are also rocking Nikola Tesla's face (with a great design btw), then it should be an answer as well.
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Level 71
Mar 8, 2024
Sweden put Greta on their currency? What a joke. They should’ve gone with someone much more deserving like Alfred Nobel, Anders Celsius, or Karl Linnaeus.

Even though he’s not Swedish, someone like David Attenborough has a considerably more effective approach in getting the point about environmental conservation across than Greta did.

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Level 83
Mar 8, 2024
On the off chance that this isn't a joke: Greta Garbo is a movie star from the golden age of Hollywood.
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Level 35
Mar 8, 2024
I might take the bombshell over the landmine manufacturer. Time was that the arts merited consideration equal to technologies. How they have fallen!
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2024
It's rather depressing to see so many of history's tyrants honored on banknotes. Mao, Genghis Khan, Kim Il Sung, Ho Chi Minh, Khomeini, or (slightly less bad) Hannibal, Peter the Great, Che Guevara, Nazarbayev...

Kill one person? End up in jail.

Kill a thousand or a million? End up on a bill.

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Level 35
Mar 8, 2024
Tyranny is the default shape of social organization. Thus, persons of great historical import were often tyrants. I wonder if we couldn't make a split between acknowledging people of historical salience, like Hannibal, Genghis Khan, Peter the Great and maybe Ho Chi Minh, versus those for whom a cult of personality is being maintained, like Mao, Guevara, and Nazarbayev. I find the latter more objectionable, if anyone is asking me.
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Level 59
Mar 9, 2024
If they made the current country, the country will have them on there.

Also why wouldnt mongolia have the guy who was in charge when they were at the peak of their power? If Monaco once ruled half of france, would they not have that guy on the bill? Especially if it's too long for his crimes to be in recent memory. Im not justifying, just showing their thought process

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Level 20
Mar 8, 2024
George Washington on the US Bill?