People on Money - United States

Name the people who appear on these United States coins and bills.
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Last updated: December 15, 2019
First submittedFebruary 24, 2013
Times taken54,430
Average score66.7%
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Currency
Person
Penny
Abraham Lincoln
Nickel
Thomas Jefferson
Dime
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Quarter
George Washington
Fifty-cent piece
John F. Kennedy
Dollar coin (1971–1978)
Dwight Eisenhower
Dollar coin (1979–1981)
Susan B. Anthony
Dollar coin (1999–)
Sacagawea
Currency
Person
$10 bill
Alexander Hamilton
$20 bill
Andrew Jackson
$20 bill (planned)
Harriet Tubman
$50 bill
Ulysses S. Grant
$100 bill
Benjamin Franklin
$500 bill (discontinued 1969)
William McKinley
$1000 Bill (discontinued 1969)
Grover Cleveland
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Level 58
Sep 4, 2011
Got 10 which I think is respectable for an English person on a very American quiz!
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2020
I'm an American and got 10 too, lol. Didn't know any of the discontinued ones, and coins over 25 cents are SUPER uncommon.
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Level 73
Mar 10, 2022
Dollar coins are common in NYC. The subway metrocard machines give them as change.
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Level 50
Jul 26, 2022
Really? I live in NYC and I never saw one
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Level 28
Dec 21, 2011
100% first time!
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Level 57
Feb 9, 2012
Lady Liberty was on the half dollar, too, before JFK.
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Level 50
Feb 25, 2015
directly prior to kennedy was franklin
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Level 61
Mar 23, 2016
She's not a real person.
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Level 84
Oct 7, 2016
Tell that to MISTER Liberty!
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Level 15
Jun 21, 2012
I work in a bank. Pretty easy.
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Level 26
Feb 26, 2013
LOL (:
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Level 68
Jul 8, 2022
I'm quite sure you don't run into many (or any) $500 or $1000 bills.
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Level 36
Feb 24, 2013
Somethings:

Sacagawea is on the gold dollar

The $500 and $1000 dollar bills aren't in circulation anymore. If you are adding ones in circulation add:

$5000 James Madison

$10000 Salmon P. Chase

$100000 Woodrow Wilson

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Level 61
Feb 25, 2013
i agree except i believe that the $100,000 dollar bill was not for public use...
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Level 76
Nov 7, 2016
Right. I believe it was for war debts. I think they only made a few and were never circulated. Still fun trivia though. And considering this website is trivia website, I think they should be included.
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Level 57
Oct 16, 2021
For bank-to-bank transactions, actually. But yeah -- not really used for ordinary stuff.
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Level 47
Mar 29, 2017
Those are bank notes, not bills.
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Level 73
Mar 10, 2022
Somone named their kid Salmon?
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Level 66
Mar 11, 2022
It's a derivative of the name of the Biblical King Solomon. Not pronounced the same of the fish.
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Level 17
Mar 9, 2013
This was a really fun quiz! Great job!
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Level 44
Aug 17, 2013
100%
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Level 88
Nov 1, 2013
The $10,000 bill has all the presidents on it, they're having a party, Jimmy Carter is passed out on the couch.
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Level 87
Apr 5, 2017
And Andrew Jackson is climbing out the window.
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Level 61
Apr 5, 2019
are you american? this is not true
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Level 66
Apr 9, 2020
It's a reference to a joke from an old Simpsons episode.
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2021
whoooosh
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Level 76
Mar 20, 2014
I suggest adding the $2. It is in circulation.
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Level 64
Jul 18, 2014
Jefferson's on the $2 and he's already on the list for the nickel. It's the same reason $1 and $5 aren't on the list either.
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Level 82
Mar 10, 2022
Agree - though, as mentioned, the nickel would be redundant in the quiz. Still, I'd much rather see the less well known bill on the quiz than the ubiquitous nickel.
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Level 61
Jul 13, 2014
Interesting! Wonder why Cleveland and McKinley were included- and on such highly-valued bills.
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Level 84
Feb 24, 2015
Yeah... seems almost insulting to put them on money over Teddy Roosevelt, John Adams, or Woodrow Wilson. Though perhaps when printed Wilson was considered too recent. They could have swapped in the other two, though. Or even Polk.
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2015
Wilson was on the $100,000 bill. Not many of those in circulation.
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Level 77
Apr 5, 2017
A google search turned up the answer that Sec. of Treasury Andrew Mellon chose all the people who appear on paper currency, and he chose the people he most admired. BTW, I have several $100,000 bills but Art Linkletter is on them.
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Level 55
Apr 9, 2020
McKinley was better than all of those
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Level 73
Sep 14, 2020
I just received a $1 coin with Polk on it.
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Level 52
Dec 10, 2020
Every president gets a $1 coin.
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Level 82
Mar 10, 2022
@snix: Actually, none are in circulation. From a Fandom site for Currencies (who knew?), I found "...many of the 42,000 examples printed were destroyed by the government, and as a result, only a few specimens are known to exist today. All of the surviving notes have been accounted for, and are currently in the hands of the United States Government; thus, private ownership of a legitimate example is illegal."

Interestingly, the article also says "The note technically still holds the status of legal tender, but has not seen circulation since the 1960s."

I wonder if some enterprising soul has evaluated the cost benefit ratio of stealing one? After all, $100k will buy a robust legal defense! ;-)

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Level 57
Oct 16, 2021
McKinley had been assassinated not so long before the notes were created, so probably very similar reason to Kennedy being on the half-dollar. (Bracing for abuse from Kennedy Fans.)

For Cleveland, I got nothing. Maybe because of his non-consecutive terms. :-o

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Level 50
Aug 8, 2014
2:01 left.
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Level 80
Feb 24, 2015
For the quarter you should also accept Barbara Bush.
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Level 84
Feb 24, 2015
The Wright Brothers were on a quarter once.
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Level 82
Feb 24, 2015
pretty easy for a former coin collector. 2:51 left with 100%. agree with former comments that you may as well add all the other bills that used to be in circulation.
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Level 70
Feb 24, 2015
I just started doing presidents once I got to the $500 and $1000...
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Level 70
Feb 24, 2015
Of course now the $1 gold coins feature many different presidents, not just Sacagawea. I have a Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, Garfield, Fillmore, Pierce, Hayes, and Taylor right here in front of me.
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Level 83
Apr 5, 2017
+1. Why aren't these accepted?
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Level ∞
Apr 5, 2017
-1 dates don't match, too much work, and would automatically fill in when someone guesses the other answers
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Level 83
Apr 9, 2020
The dates already don't match, since Susan B. Anthony dollars were also minted in 1999.
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Level 54
Mar 12, 2022
They were minted, but the date on them was 1979.
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2015
Where are the $1, $2, & $5 bills? I know their people are duplicates, but you add them to the same line....
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Level 21
Feb 24, 2015
This quiz leveled me up to level 20! :) Still have a ways to catch up to most people though. I'm trying kalbahamut!
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Level 84
Mar 1, 2015
There are a bunch of users higher than me. I spend a lot of time here but there are many quizzes I skip over.
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Level 77
Apr 5, 2017
And I hate to break the news to you, bomber, but when you reach higher levels you have to get 1000 points to level up. That's a lot of quiz-taking.
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Level 87
Apr 9, 2020
Looks like he gave up after 21 :(
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2021
If you are not American, it gets more difficult after a while as so many of the quizzes are about basketball, baseball or American Football, which many people outside of the USA have little knowledge of
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Level 84
Oct 8, 2021
I have very little knowledge of basketball, baseball, football.. and also have very little knowledge of soccer, cricket, and formula one racing... and I'm still finding quizzes I haven't taken yet that aren't on these subjects.
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Level 82
Feb 25, 2015
I think this quiz would be improved by including all the denominations of coins and bills. Because of the duplication, it would have to be set up as an "Answer must correspond to highlighted yellow box," style quiz, but many more questions could be added.
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Level 57
Feb 13, 2016
Why not call a cent by its proper name rather than the slang use of penny? I didn't see "buck", "sawbuck" or "double-sawbuck" on the quiz so why "penny"? Pennies were used by the tyrannical government our forefathers so desperately wanted to be freed from. Our numismatic history goes back to the Coinage Act of 1792 and from Day One, it was called a cent, as in one per cent of a dollar. Let's embrace the name "cent" while we still have it around. There, I'm done...
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Level 64
Mar 13, 2016
A couple years back the US Mint also printed dollar coins with all of the presidents on them.
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Level 64
Mar 13, 2016
Check out my difficult quiz about US Landmarks on quarters: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/125460/america-the-beautiful-quarters
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Level 64
Apr 5, 2017
If you like this quiz, you should try my more detailed US Coins Quiz
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Level 75
Apr 5, 2017
I only got the $100 answer because I watched Slumdog Millionaire.
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Level 74
Apr 9, 2020
I only got it because of Prison Break
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2017
The $2 bill has 40 people on it. It's not a reasonable inclusion.
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Level 53
Apr 5, 2017
I thought Salmon P. Chase was on a discontinued bill. I only know him because, well, salmon is a funny name.
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Level 43
Apr 9, 2017
Where are the two, one, and five dollar bills? And if you have the 500 & 1000, you should also have the 5000, 10000, and 100000 dollar bills.
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2020
Try this expanded quiz with those bills and the other coins and bills. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/172295/faces-on-us-currency
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Level 77
Dec 18, 2017
I forgot Washington...
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Level 33
Jun 13, 2018
You forgot the 2 dollar bill, Thomas Jefferson
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Level 80
May 28, 2019
Harriet Tubman has been postponed until 2028 or later ...
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Level 51
Jan 24, 2020
What about the James Garfield dollar coin, the 10 dollar bill that's going to be printed with Sojourner Truth on it, and the Woodrow Wilson 100000 dollar bill?
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Level 71
Apr 9, 2020
Dollar coin? I'm so confused. Isn't it dollar bill?
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Level 73
Apr 9, 2020
Quizmaster just wanted to avoid duplicate answers. George Washington is on the $1 bill and 25 cent coin. Abraham Lincoln is on the one cent piece and $5 bill. Thomas Jefferson is on the 5 cent piece and the $2 bill. The present dollar coins are rarely seen in circulation. They are very unpopular. They are mostly seen in collector sets from the US Mint. I also think the Susan B Anthony and Sacagawea dollars are just ugly. Those coin were designed and put into circulation just to be politically correct.
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Level 81
Oct 18, 2020
Yeah because those women really have nothing to do with American history. They're just forced on people for doing minor things. In fact women have never contributed to anything important and now they use political correctness to be included everywhere. *facepalm*
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Level 51
Apr 9, 2020
Sacajawea is an alternative spelling and should be accepted.
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Level 74
Apr 9, 2020
This should definitely include the $1 and $5 bills.

Potentially non Americans after doing this quiz would know there is a discontinued $1000 bill with Grover Cleveland on it but would not be able to tell you Washington is on the dollar note.

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Level 75
Apr 9, 2020
Agree with fansbobby, got 14 in less than 50 seconds then spent the rest of the time trying different spellings of sacajawea.
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Level 61
Apr 11, 2020
Even Americans say WTF? when they see Grover Cleveland on a bill.
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Level 59
May 14, 2020
Wow I got Cleveland but I did not know about that
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Level 73
Sep 14, 2020
What about Harry Truman? The bill he had printed in '45?
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Level 61
Mar 4, 2021
Got 11 as an Englishman
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Level 77
Jul 30, 2021
You may want to accept the alternative spelling of Sakakawea? I remember seeing it written that way when visiting North Dakota, see Sakakawea statue.
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Level 45
Oct 8, 2021
If it took FDR and JFK, it should have taken DDE. :(
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Level 66
Mar 11, 2022
It took "Ike"!
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Level 45
Dec 27, 2021
I have one of the dollar coins with Sacagewea on them.
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Level 35
Jan 14, 2022
I am a Canadian so I don't know most of the US Presidents, so I got 9/15 and then with my remaining time I just checked the comments for the rest ;-;
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Level 39
Jan 30, 2022
There's Also A 2 Dollar Bill
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Level 54
Mar 12, 2022
Eventually every President is going to be on a $1 coin, many already have been.
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Level 54
Mar 12, 2022
Got them all except the fictional "planned" $20 bill.