Who Is On Each U.S. Coin?
Until the 20th century, historical figures never appeared on U.S. coins. Instead, American coins usually portrayed an allegorical Lady Liberty rather than any real person.
That tradition changed in 1909 with the first Lincoln penny. By 1971, all six coin denominations in the United States featured the likeness of a former president.
Follow the links below to find out who is pictured on each American coin denomination today.
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Everett has been the head content writer and market analyst at Gainesville Coins since 2013. He has a background in History and is deeply interested in how gold and silver have historically fit into the financial system.