The USD (United States Denomination) $5 note features the face of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. On the reverse side, the Lincoln Memorial is featured it its entirety.
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most famous and well-respected presidents in U.S. history. He was president during the Civil War and responsible for the abolition of slavery. Pictures of Abraham Lincoln featured on the front of the $5 note since its inception in 1914 were taken at Brady's Studio in Washington in 1864 by photographer Anthony Berger. He also photographed the side profile of Abraham Lincoln, which is used on the penny.Learn More
A United States $1 bill with a blue seal on it is called a silver certificate and ranges in value from face value for common varieties in normal condition up to $150 for a particular type of 1928 bill in excellent condition, as of 2014. The value of silver certificates depends upon rarity and condition. In the same series of currency, uncirculated bills are worth more than used ones.Full Answer >
Abraham Lincoln is facing right on the penny based on the decision of Victor David Brenner, who designed the plaque on which the portrait is based. All other United States coins, the Thomas Jefferson nickel, Franklin D. Roosevelt dime, George Washington quarter, John F. Kennedy half dollar and Dwight D. Eisenhower dollar, have portraits of the presidents facing left. Other dollar coins in circulation, the Susan B. Anthony silver dollar and the Sacajawea golden dollar, have the subjects looking off to the right..Full Answer >
The person on the United States $100 bill is Benjamin Franklin. His portrait first appeared on $100 notes in 1929, and this design remains largely unchanged today.Full Answer >
Lincoln faces to the right on the penny because the original artist based the drawing on a photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken in 1864 in which he was facing right. The artist was Victor David Brenner.Full Answer >