The Not-So-Famous Faces of Fortune

Commonplace Fun Facts

people whose faces have been on US currency

Much has been written and proclaimed about the recent decision to replace Andrew Jackson’s face with Harriet Tubman’s on the $20 bill. It has been so long since a change has taken place in the lineup of US currency that it is easy to assume that the current faces behind the dollar signs have always been there.

In reality, 53 people have been depicted on US paper currency over the years (not counting fractional currency, which is a whole different subject). Some you would quickly recognize, but did you know about these not-so-famous faces that have adorned US banknotes?

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