What U.S. Currency Pictures George Washington?


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As of 2015, George Washington's portrait appears on the face of the one-dollar bill and in profile on the quarter. He also appears on the 2008 one-dollar coin inaugurating the commemorative presidential series.

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Washington has appeared on other types of U.S. currency over the years. His first appearance on a one-dollar note was in 1869. In 1900, he and Lafayette appeared in dual profile on the obverse side of a silver dollar issued to commemorate the Paris World's Fair. He appeared again, this time with Calvin Coolidge, again in dual profile, on the obverse of a half dollar issued to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Declaration of Independence.

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