List of people on banknotes

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Banknotes in circulation[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Flag of Argentina.svg
Currency: Peso (since 1992)
Symbol: $
See also Argentine peso.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Manuel Belgrano* 1770–1820 leader for independence from Spain $10 obverse 1992
José de San Martín* 1778–1850 leader for independence from Spain $5 obverse
Juan Manuel de Rosas 1793–1877 ruler of Argentina, 1829–1852 $20 obverse
Bartolomé Mitre* 1821–1906 President, 1862–1868 $2 obverse
Julio Argentino Roca* 1843–1914 President, 1880–1886 and 1898–1904 $100 obverse
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento* 1811–1888 President, 1868–1874 $50 obverse

*See also Argentina in Banknotes Out of Circulation.

Australia[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg
Currency: Dollar (since 1966)
Symbol: $
See also Banknotes of the Australian dollar.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Edith Cowan 1861–1932 suffragette, first woman elected to Parliament, 1920–1924 $50 reverse 1995
Elizabeth II* 1926- Queen of Australia, 1952- $5 obverse 1992
John Flynn 1880–1951 founder, Royal Flying Doctor Service, 1928 $20 reverse 1994
Mary Gilmore 1865–1962 poet and journalist $10 reverse 1993
Nellie Melba 1861–1931 international opera soprano, 1886–1926 $100 obverse 1996
John Monash 1865–1931 general during World War I $100 reverse 1996
Henry Parkes 1815–1896 The Father of the Federation $5 obverse 2001
Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson 1864–1941 poet, author of "Waltzing Matilda" (1895) and "The Man from Snowy River" (1890) $10 obverse 1993
Mary Reibey 1777–1855 businesswoman $20 obverse 1994
Catherine Helen Spence 1825–1910 politician, journalist, suffragette $5 reverse 2001
David Unaipon 1872–1967 inventor, writer $50 obverse 1995

*See also Canada, Jersey, and the United Kingdom in Banknotes in Circulation and Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom in Banknotes Out of Circulation.

Canada[edit]

Flag of Canada.svg
Currency: Dollar (since 1867)
Symbol: $
See also Banknotes of the Canadian dollar.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation since
Robert Borden* 1854–1937 8th Prime Minister, 1911–1920 $100 obverse 2011
Marie Thérèse Forget Casgrain 1849–1931 suffragist $50 reverse
Henrietta Muir Edwards 1849–1931 founder, Victorian Order of Nurses, 1893 $50 reverse
Elizabeth II 1926- Queen of Canada, 1952- $20 obverse
William Lyon Mackenzie King* 1874–1950 10th Prime Minister, 1921–1926, 1926–1930, and 1935–1948 $50 obverse
Wilfrid Laurier* 1841-1919 7th Prime Minister, 1896–1911 $5 obverse
John A. Macdonald* 1815–1891 1st Prime Minister, 1867–1873 and 1878–1891 $10 obverse
Nellie Mooney McClung 1873–1951 suffragist $50 reverse
Louise Crummy McKinney 1868–1931 first woman elected to a legislature in the British Empire, 1917–1921 $50 reverse
Emily Murphy 1868–1933 British Empire's first woman judge, 1916–1933 $50 reverse
Irene Marryat Parlby 1868–1965 first woman Cabinet minister in Alberta, 1921–1935 $50 reverse

*See also Canada Banknotes Out of Circulation.
§See also Australia, Jersey, and the United Kingdom in Banknotes in Circulation and Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom in Banknotes Out of Circulation.

People's Republic of China[edit]

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Currency: Renminbi (since 1948)
Symbol: ¥
See also Fifth series of the renminbi.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Mao Zedong* 1893–1976 1st Chairman, 1954–1959 ¥1 obverse 2004
¥5 obverse 2002
¥10 obverse 2001
¥20 obverse 2000
¥50 obverse 2001
¥100 obverse 1999

*See also People's Republic of China in Banknotes Out of Circulation.

Colombia[edit]

Flag of Colombia.svg
Currency: Peso (since 1837)
Symbol: $
See also Colombian peso.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
José Asunción Silva 1865–1896 poet $5,000 obverse 1995
Francisco de Paula Santander 1792–1840 military and political leader during the struggle for independence from Spain $2,000 obverse 2005
Jorge Eliécer Gaitán 1903–1948 Labor Party leader, two-time presidential candidate, assassinated during second campaign $1,000 both 2005
Julio Garavito Armero 1865–1920 astronomer $20,000 obverse 1996
Jorge Isaacs 1837–1895 writer, politician, soldier $50,000 obverse 1992
Policarpa "La Pola" Salavarrieta 1795–1817 seamstress, spy, executed by Spain $10,000 obverse 1995

Croatia[edit]

Flag of Croatia.svg
Currency: Kuna (since 1994)
Symbol: kn
See also Croatian kuna.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Juraj Dobrila 1812–1882 Catholic bishop; public supporter of Croatian language and culture 10 kn obverse 1994
Fran Krsto Frankopan 1643–1671 statesman and poet; died for Croatian liberty 5 kn obverse
Ivan Gundulić 1589–1638 Baroque poet 50 kn obverse
Josip Jelačić 1801–1859 ban, 1848–1859; abolished serfdom 20 kn obverse
Marko Marulić 1450–1524 poet and humanist 500 kn obverse
Ivan Mažuranić 1814–1890 ban, 1873–1880; modernized economy and education 100 kn obverse
Stjepan Radić 1871–1928 founder of the Croatian Peasant Party, 1905 200 kn obverse
Ante Starčević 1823–1896 politician and writer 1,000 kn obverse
Tomislav  ???-928 1st King of Croatia, 925-928 1,000 kn reverse
Petar Zrinski 1621–1671 statesman and poet; died for Croatian liberty 5 kn obverse

Czech Republic[edit]

Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Currency: Czech Krone (since 1918)
Symbol: kr
See also Banknotes of the Czech koruna.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Ottokar I of Bohemia 1155–1230 First heredetary king of Bohemia 20 czk obverse 1993 - 2008
Agnes of Bohemia 1211–1282 medieval Bohemian princess 50 czk obverse 1993 - 2011
Charles IV 1346–1348 king of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor 100 czk obverse 1993
John Amos Comenius 1592–1670 bishop of Unity of the Brethren 200 czk obverse 1993
Božena Němcová 1820–1862 author 500 czk obverse 1993
František Palacký 1798–1876 historian and politician 1000 czk obverse 1993
Emmy Destinn 1878–1930 Czech operatic soprano 2000 czk obverse 1993
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk 1850–1937 president of Czechoslovakia 5000 czk obverse 1993

Denmark[edit]

Flag of Denmark.svg
Currency: Krone (since 1873)
Symbol: kr
See also Danish krone.

Person Years of birth/death Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Anna Ancher 1859–1935 painter 1,000 kr obverse 1998–2011
Michael Ancher 1849–1927 painter 1,000 kr obverse 1998–2011
Karen Blixen 1885–1962 author 50 kr obverse 1999–2009
Niels Bohr 1885–1962 winner of Nobel Prize in Physics, 1922 500 kr obverse 1997–2011
Johanne Luise Heiberg 1812–1890 actress, 1827–1864 200 kr obverse 1997–2010
Carl Nielsen 1865–1931 composer, conductor, violinist 100 kr obverse 1999–2010

Egypt[edit]

Flag of Egypt.svg
Currency: Pound (since 1836)
Symbol: £
See also Egyptian pound.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Ramesses II* 1302-1213 BCE Pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty, 1279-1213 BCE Pt.50 reverse 1996
£1 reverse 1979
Khafra* unknown Pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty, 2558-2532 BCE £10 reverse 2003

*See also Egypt Banknotes Out of Circulation.

Georgia[edit]

Flag of Georgia.svg
Currency: Lari (1995– Present)
Symbol: GEL
See also Georgian lari.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Niko Pirosmani 1862–1918 Primitivist painter 1 GEL obverse 1995
Zakaria Paliashvili 1871-1933 Composer 2 GEL obverse 1995
Ivane Javakhishvili 1876-1940 Academician 5 GEL obverse 1995
Akaki Tsereteli 1840-1915 Poet and Public Figure 10 GEL obverse 1995
Ilia Chavchavadze 1837-1907 Public Figure, Publicist, Writer 20 GEL obverse 1995
Queen Tamar c. 1160–1213 The Queen Regnant of Georgia 50 GEL obverse 1995
Shota Rustaveli 1172–1216 Poet 100 GEL obverse 1995
Kakutsa Cholokashvili 1888–1930 Military Commander 200 GEL obverse 2006
David IV of Georgia 1073–1125 King of Georgia 500 GEL obverse 1995

Hungary[edit]

Flag of Hungary.svg
Currency: Forint (since 1946)
Symbol: Ft
See also Banknotes of the Hungarian forint.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Gabriel Bethlen 1580–1629 Prince of Transylvania, 1613–1629; led an uprising against the Hungarian monarchy 2,000 Ft both 1998
Charles I 1288–1342 King of Hungary, 1308–1342 200 Ft obverse 1998
Matthias Corvinus 1443–1490 King of Hungary, 1458–1490 1,000 Ft obverse 1998
Ferenc Deák 1803–1876 statesman and reformer 20,000 Ft obverse 2001
Francis II Rákóczi* 1676–1735 Prince of Transylvania; led the uprising against the Hungarian monarchy, 1703–1711 500 Ft obverse 1998
Stephen I 975-1038 1st King of Hungary, 1006–1038 10,000 Ft obverse 1997
István Széchenyi* 1791–1860 statesman and political theorist 5,000 Ft obverse 1999

*See also Hungary in Banknotes Out of Circulation.

Iceland[edit]

Flag of Iceland.svg
Currency: Króna (since 1874)
Symbol: kr
See also Icelandic króna.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Ingibjörg Benediktsdóttir 1640-1673 2nd wife of Gísli Þorláksson 5,000 kr obverse 1986
Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir 1646–1715 developer of embroidery; 3rd wife of Gísli Þorláksson 5,000 kr both 1986
Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval 1885–1972 painter 2,000 kr obverse 1995
Jón Sigurðsson 1811–1879 leader of the 19th century independence movement 500 kr both 1981
Brynjólfur Sveinsson 1605–1675 Lutheran bishop; collected Old Norse literature 1,000 kr obverse 1984
Gísli Þorláksson 1631-1684 Lutheran bishop of Hólar, 1657–1684; husband of Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir 5,000 kr obverse 1986
Gróa Þorleifsdóttir 1640-1660 1st wife of Gísli Þorláksson 5,000 kr obverse 1986

India[edit]

Flag of India.svg
Currency: Rupee (since 1947)
Symbol:
See also Indian rupee.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Mahatma Gandhi 1869–1948 political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement Rs.5 obverse 2002
Rs.10 obverse 1996
Rs.20 obverse 2002
Rs.50 obverse 1997
Rs.100 obverse 1996
Rs.500 obverse 2000
Rs.1,000 obverse 2000

Iran[edit]

Flag of Iran.svg
Currency: rial (since 1932)
Symbol: Rialsymbol.svg
See also Iranian rial.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Hassan Modarres 1870–1937 notable supporter of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution 100 ریال obverse 1985-
Ruhollah Khomeini 1902–1989 leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and 1st Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran 1000 ریال obverse 1992-
2000 ریال obverse 2005-
5000 ریال obverse 1993-
10000 ریال obverse 1992-
20000 ریال obverse 2003-
50000 ریال obverse 2005-
100000 ریال obverse 2010-

Israel[edit]

Flag of Israel.svg
Currency: New Sheqel (since 1985)
Symbol:
See also Israeli new sheqel.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Shmuel Yosef Agnon* 1888–1970 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, 1966 ₪50 obverse 1998
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi* 1884–1963 2nd President, 1952–1963 ₪100 obverse
Moshe Sharett* 1894–1965 2nd Prime Minister, 1954–1955 ₪20 obverse
Zalman Shazar* 1889–1974 3rd President, 1963–1973 ₪200 obverse

*See also Israel in Banknotes Out of Circulation.

Japan[edit]

Flag of Japan.svg
Currency: Yen (since 1870)
Symbol: ¥
See also Japanese yen.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Higuchi Ichiyō 1872–1896 author ¥5,000 obverse 2004
Hideyo Noguchi 1876–1928 bacteriologist ¥1,000 obverse
Fukuzawa Yukichi* 1835–1901 political theorist, entrepreneur, teacher, translator, author ¥10,000 obverse

*See also Japan in Banknotes Out of Circulation.

Jersey[edit]

Flag of Jersey.svg
Currency: Pound (since 1837)
Symbol: £
See also Jersey pound.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Elizabeth II* 1926- Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth, 1952- £1 obverse 1971
£5 obverse
£10 obverse
£20 obverse
£50 obverse
Francis Peirson 1757–1781 Major in the British Army, killed in the Battle of Jersey £10 reverse

*See also Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom in Banknotes in Circulation and Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom in Banknotes Out of Circulation.

Korea, North[edit]

Flag of North Korea.svg
Currency: Won (since 1947)
Symbol:
See also North Korean Won.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Kim Il-sung 1912–1994 First President,1972–1994, Eternal President ₩5000 obverse 2009

Korea, South[edit]

Flag of South Korea.svg
Currency: Won (since 1962)
Symbol:
See also South Korean Won.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Yi Hwang 1501–1570 Confucian scholar ₩1,000 obverse 1983
Yi I 1536–1584 Confucian scholar ₩5,000 obverse
King Sejong the Great 1397–1450 monarch ₩10,000 obverse
Shin Saimdang 1504–1551 poet, calligraphist ₩50,000 obverse 2009

*See also South Korea in Banknotes Out of Circulation.

Lithuania[edit]

Flag of Lithuania.svg
Currency: Litas (since 1993)
Symbol: Lt
See also Banknotes of the Lithuanian litas.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Jonas Basanavičius 1851–1927 leader in the Lithuanian national movement; signatory of the Act of Independence, 1918 50 Lt obverse 2003
Steponas Darius 1896–1933 pilot; died in a plane crash during a trans-Atlantic flight from the US to Lithuania 10 Lt obverse 2001
Simonas Daukantas 1793–1864 historian; wrote the first Lithuanian history books in the Lithuanian language 100 Lt obverse 2000
Stasys Girėnas 1893–1933 pilot; died in a plane crash during a trans-Atlantic flight from the US to Lithuania 10 Lt obverse 2001
Vincas Kudirka 1858–1899 poet, physician; author of the music and lyrics for the national anthem 500 Lt obverse 2009
Maironis 1862–1932 romantic poet; active member of the Lithuanian national movement 20 Lt obverse 2001
Vydūnas 1868–1953 writer, philosopher; leader in the Lithuantian national movement 200 Lt obverse 2000

Malaysia[edit]

Flag of Malaysia.svg
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (since 1967)
Symbol: RM
See also Malaysian ringgit.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan 1895 – 1960 1st Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Supreme Head of State)
of the Federation of Malaya
RM 1 obverse 1967
RM 2 obverse 1996
RM 5 obverse 1967
(polymer in 1996)
RM 10 obverse 1967
RM 20 obverse 1982
RM 50 obverse 1967
RM 100 obverse 1967
RM 500 obverse 1982 - 1999
RM 1,000 obverse 1967 - 1999

Mexico[edit]

Flag of Mexico.svg
Currency: Peso (since 1821)
Symbol: $
See also Mexican peso.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 1648/51-1695 nun, scholar, poet $200 obverse 1996
Miguel Hidalgo 1753–1811 Catholic priest; leader of Mexico's struggle for independence $1,000 obverse 2004
Benito Juárez 1806–1832 31st President, 1858–1872 $20 both 1996
(polymer in 2002)
José María Morelos 1765–1815 leader for Mexican independence $50 obverse 1996
(polymer in 2006)
Nezahualcoyotl 1402–1472 Texcocan king $100 obverse 1996
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo 1829–1862 Artists and Communist Party militants $500 obverse 1996

New Zealand[edit]

Flag of New Zealand.svg
Currency: Dollar (since 1967)
Symbol: $
See also Banknotes of the New Zealand dollar

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Elizabeth II 1926 - Queen and Head of State of New Zealand since 1952, and leader of the Commonwealth of Nations. $20 Obverse 1967
Sir Edmund Hillary 1919–2008 Mountaineer and explorer. First person to reach the summit of Mount Everest (1953), and first person to drive overland to the South Pole (1958). Later known for his community work in Nepal. $5 1990
Apirana Ngata 1874–1950 Played a significant role in the revival of Maori people and culture during the early 20th century. First Maori graduate for a New Zealand University, and Member of Parliament for 38 years. $50 1990
Lord Rutherford of Nelson 1871–1937 New Zealand physicist and 'father of the atom'; explaining the perplexing problem of naturally occurring radioactivity, determining the structure of the atom, and changing one element into another. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908. $100 1990
Kate Sheppard 1848–1934 Prominent suffragette, who led the campaign for woman's right to vote. This determination led to New Zealand being the first sovereign state to allow woman to vote, in 1893. $10 1990

Norway[edit]

Flag of Norway.svg
Currency: Krone (since 1875)
Symbol: kr
See also Banknotes of the Norwegian krone.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen 1812–1885 writer, scholar; collector of Norwegian folklore 50 kr obverse 1997
Kirsten Flagstad 1895–1962 opera singer 100 kr obverse 1997
Kristian Birkeland 1867–1917 scientist 200 kr obverse 1994
Sigrid Undset 1882-1849 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1928 500 kr obverse 1999
Edvard Munch 1863–1944 Expressionist painter 1,000 kr obverse 2001

Pakistan[edit]

Flag of Pakistan.svg
Currency: Rupee (since 1947)
Symbol: Rs. (singular Re. 1)
See also Pakistani rupee.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Muhammad Ali Jinnah 1876–1948 1st Governor-General, 1947–1948;
"Father of the Nation"
Rs. 10 obverse 2006
Rs. 20 obverse 2005
Rs. 50 obverse 1977
Rs. 100 obverse 2006
Rs. 500 obverse 2006
Rs. 1,000 obverse 2007
Rs. 5,000 obverse 2006

Peru[edit]

Flag of Peru.svg
Currency: Nuevo sol (since 1991)
Symbol: S/.
See also Peruvian nuevo sol.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
José Quiñones Gonzáles 1914–1941 National aviation hero Nuevo sol S/. 10 obverse 1991–
Raúl Porras Barrenechea 1897–1960 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Historian, Senator Nuevo sol S/. 20 obverse 1991–
Abraham Valdelomar 1888–1919 Poet Nuevo sol S/. 50 obverse 1991–
Jorge Basadre 1903–1980 Minister of education, Historian Nuevo sol S/. 100 obverse 1991–
Rose of Lima 1586–1617 Saint Rose of Lima, First catholic saint of the Americas Nuevo sol S/. 200 obverse 1995–

Philippines[edit]

Flag of the Philippines.svg
Currency: Peso (since 1903)
Symbol:
See also Banknotes of the Philippine peso.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Emilio Aguinaldo 1869–1964 1st President, 1899–1901 P5 obverse 1985
Benigno Aquino, Jr. 1932–1983 leader of the opposition to President Ferdinand Marcos' autocracy P500 both 1987
Andrés Bonifacio 1863–1897 leader in the Philippine Revolution P10 obverse 1987
Hilario Davide, Jr. 1935- 20th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1998–2005; swore in President Macapagal-Arroyo P200 reverse 2002
Josefa Llanes Escoda 1898–1945 founder of the Girl Scouts in the Philippines; executed by Japanese forces during World War II P1,000 obverse 1991
Vicente Lim 1889–1945 Brigadier General, Army; executed by Japanese forces during World War II P1,000 obverse 1991
Apolinario Mabini 1864–1903 1st Prime Minister, 1899; author of the 1st Constitution P10 obverse 1987
Diosdado Macapagal 1910–1997 9th President, 1961–1965 P200 obverse 2002
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 1947- daughter of President Macapagal; 14th President, 2001-2009 P200 reverse 2002
Sergio Osmeña 1878–1961 4th President, 1944–1946 P50 obverse 1986
Manuel L. Quezon 1878–1944 2nd President, 1935–1944 P20 obverse 1986
Manuel Roxas 1892–1948 5th President, 1946–1948 P100 obverse 1986
José Abad Santos 1886–1942 5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; executed by Japanese forces during World War II P1,000 obverse 2002
Corazon Aquino 1933-2009 11th President,1986-1992 P500 obverse 2010

Poland[edit]

Flag of Poland.svg
Currency: Złoty (since 1924)
Symbol:
See also Polish coins and banknotes.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Boleslaw I 966/7-1025 King of Poland, 992-1025 20 zł obverse 1995
Casimir III 1310–1370 King of Poland, 1333–1370 50 zł obverse
Jogaila 1351–1434 King of Poland, 1386–1434 100 zł obverse
Mieszko I 935-992 Duke of Poland, 960-992 10 zł obverse
Sigismund I the Old 1520–1572 King of Poland, 1530–1572 200 zł obverse

Romania[edit]

Flag of Romania.svg
Currency: Leu (plural Lei) (since 1867)
Symbol: L
See also Romanian leu.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Lucian Blaga 1895–1961 poet, playwright, philosopher 200 L obverse 2006
Ion Luca Caragiale 1852–1912 playwright, short story writer 100 L obverse 2005
Mihai Eminescu 1850–1889 romantic poet 500 L obverse 2005
George Enescu 1881–1955 composer, violinist, pianist 5 L obverse 2005
Nicolae Grigorescu 1838–1907 painter; a founder of modern Romanian painting 10 L obverse 2005
2008
Nicolae Iorga 1871–1940 Prime Minister,historian 1931–1932 1 L obverse 2005
Aurel Vlaicu 1882–1913 engineer, inventor, early pilot 50 L obverse 2005

Russia[edit]

Flag of Russia.svg
Currency: Ruble (since 1710)
Symbol: руб
See also Russian ruble.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky 1809–1881 Governor General of Irkutsk and Yeniseysk, 1847–1861 5,000 ₽ obverse 2006
Peter I 1672–1725 Tsar of Russia and first Russian Emperor, 1682–1725 500 ₽ obverse 1995
Yaroslav I 978-1054 Prince of Kiev and Novgorod, 1019–1054 1,000 ₽ obverse 2001

Scotland[edit]

Flag of Scotland.svg See under United Kingdom

Serbia[edit]

Flag of Serbia.svg
Currency: Dinar (since 2003)
Symbol: din.
See also Serbian dinar.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Jovan Cvijić 1865–1927 geographer 500 din. both 2004
Slobodan Jovanović 1869–1958 Prime Minister of the Yugoslav government-in-exile, 1942–1943 5,000 din. both 2003
Vuk Stefanović Karadžić 1787–1864 linguist; reformer of the Serbian language 10 din. both 2006
Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac 1856–1914 composer and music educator 50 din. both 2005
Petar II 1813–1851 Prince-Bishop of Montenegro, 1830–1851; Serbian language poet 20 din. both 2006
Nadežda Petrović 1873–1915 painter 200 din. both 2006
Nikola Tesla 1856–1943 inventor, physicist, mechanical and electrical engineer 100 din. both 2006
Ðorđe Vajfert 1850–1937 1st president of the National Bank of Serbia, 1912–1926 1,000 din. both 2006

Singapore[edit]

Flag of Singapore.svg
Currency: Dollar (since 1967)
Symbol: S$
See also Singapore dollar.

Person Years of Birth–Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation since
Yusof bin Ishak 1910–1970 First President, 1965–1970 S$2 obverse 1999
S$5
S$10
S$20
S$50
S$100
S$1000
S$10000

Sweden[edit]

Flag of Sweden.svg
Currency: Krona (since 1873)
Symbol: kr
See also Swedish krona.

Person Years of Birth–Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation since
Charles XI 1655–1697 King of Sweden, 1660–1697 500 kr obverse 1985
Gustav I 1496–1560 King of Sweden, 1523–1560 1,000 kr obverse 1989
Selma Lagerlöf 1858–1940 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, 1909 20 kr obverse 1991
Jenny Lind 1820–1887 opera singer 50 kr obverse 1996
Carolus Linnaeus 1707–1778 botanist, physician, zoologist; father of taxonomy 100 kr obverse 1986
Christopher Polhem 1661–1751 industrialist; planned and started construction of the Göta Canal 500 kr reverse 1985

Switzerland[edit]

Flag of Switzerland.svg
Currency: Franc (since 1850)
Symbol: Fr.
See also Banknotes of the Swiss franc.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Jacob Burckhardt 1818–1897 historian of the arts 1,000 Fr. obverse 1998
Le Corbusier 1887–1965 modernist architect 10 Fr. obverse 1997
Alberto Giacometti 1901–1966 sculptor, painter, draftsman 100 Fr. obverse 1998
Arthur Honegger 1892–1955 composer 20 Fr. obverse 1996
Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 1878–1947 French-speaking Swiss author 200 Fr. obverse 1997
Sophie Taeuber-Arp 1889–1943 artist, painter, sculptor 50 Fr. obverse 1995

Republic of China (Taiwan)[edit]

Flag of the Republic of China.svg
Currency: New Taiwan Dollar (since 1949)
Symbol: $
See also New Taiwan dollar.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Sun Yat-sen 1866–1925 Founding father of the Republic of China $100 obverse 2001
Chiang Kai-shek 1887–1975 President of the Republic of China, 1948–1975 $200 obverse 2002

Turkey[edit]

Flag of Turkey.svg
Currency: Lira (since 2009)
Symbol: TL
See also Turkish lira.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk 1881–1938 Founder and 1st President
of the Republic of Turkey,
1923-1938
1 TL obverse 1926 - 1938
1950–present
5 TL obverse
10 TL obverse
20 TL obverse
50 TL obverse
100 TL obverse
İsmet İnönü 1884–1973 2nd President
of the Republic of Turkey,
1938-1950
2.5 TL obverse 1938–1950
5 TL obverse
10 TL obverse
50 TL obverse
100 TL obverse
500 TL obverse
1000 TL obverse
Cahit Arf 1910–1997 Mathematician 10 TL reverse 2009–present
Yunus Emre 1240?-1321? Poet and Sufi mystic 200 TL reverse 2009–present
Mehmet Akif Ersoy 1873–1936 Poet of the Turkish National Anthem 100 TL reverse 1983–1989
Itri 1640?-1711 Composer and performer of Turkish classical music 100 TL reverse 2009–present
Kemaleddin Bey 1870–1927 Architect 20 TL reverse 2009–present
Mehmed II 1432–1481 Ottoman sultan and conqueror of Constantinople 1000 TL reverse 1986–1992
Mevlana 1207–1273 Philosopher 5000 TL reverse 1981–1994
Aydın Sayılı 1913–1993 Historian of science 5 TL reverse 2009–present
Mimar Sinan 1489–1588 Architect and civil engineer 10000 TL reverse 1982–1995
Fatma Aliye Topuz 1862–1936 First female Muslim novelist 50 TL reverse 2009–present

Ukraine[edit]

Flag of Ukraine.svg
Currency: Hryvnia (since 1996)
Symbol: Ƨ
See also Ukrainian hryvnia.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Ivan Franko 1856–1916 poet, writer, journalist Ƨ20 obverse 2003
Mykhailo Hrushevsky 1866–1934 1st President of the Ukrainian People's Republic, 1917–1918 Ƨ50 obverse 2004
Bohdan Khmelnytsky 1595–1657 Hetman of Ukraine, 1648–1657 Ƨ5 obverse 2004
Ivan Mazepa 1640–1709 Hetman of Ukraine, 1687–1708 Ƨ10 obverse 2004
Taras Shevchenko 1814–1861 poet; works considered to be the foundation of both modern Ukrainian language and literature Ƨ100 obverse 2006
Hryhori Skovoroda 1722–1794 poet, philosopher, composer Ƨ500 obverse 2006
Lesya Ukrainka 1871–1913 poet, writer Ƨ200 obverse 2001
Vladimir I 958-1015 Prince of Kiev and Novgorod, 978-1015 Ƨ1 obverse 2006
Yaroslav I 978-1054 Prince of Kiev and Novgorod Ƨ2 obverse 2004

United Kingdom[edit]

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Currency: Pound sterling (England since 1158; Scotland since 1695)
Symbol: £
See also Banknotes of the pound sterling.

While the Bank of England is the central bank for the whole of the United Kingdom, a total of eight commercial banks retain the right to issue their own pound sterling notes; see Banknotes of the pound sterling for a full discussion of this arrangement.

England and Wales[edit]

Flag of England.svg Flag of Wales 2.svg In England and Wales the Bank of England is the only bank with the right to issue sterling banknotes

Bank of England
Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Charles Darwin 1809–1882 naturalist £10 reverse 2000
Elizabeth II 1926- Queen of the United Kingdom, 1952- £5 obverse 2002
£10 obverse 2000
£20 obverse 1999
£20 obverse 2007
£50 obverse 1994
£50 obverse 2011
Elizabeth Fry 1780–1845 prison reformer £5 reverse 2002
John Houblon 1632–1712 1st Governor, Bank of England, 1694–1697 £50 reverse 1994
Adam Smith 1723–1790 economist £20 reverse 2007
James Watt 1736-1819 inventor £50 reverse 2011
Matthew Boulton 1728-1809 manufacturer £50 reverse 2011

Scotland[edit]

Flag of Scotland.svg Three commercial banks in Scotland are authorised to issue their own sterling banknotes: the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank.

Bank of Scotland[1]
Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Sir Walter Scott 1771–1832 historical novelist and poet; campaigner for the continuation of Scottish banknotes £5 obverse 2007
£10 obverse 2007
£20 obverse 1999
£50 obverse 2007
£100 obverse 2007
Royal Bank of Scotland[2]
Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Lord Ilay 1682–1761 founder and first governor of the Royal Bank of Scotland £1 obverse 1987
£5 obverse 1987
£10 obverse 1987
£20 obverse 1987
£50 obverse 1987
£100 obverse 1987
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850–1894 Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer
(special commemorative issue)[3]
£1 reverse 1994
Alexander Graham Bell 1847–1922 Inventor of the telephone
(special commemorative issue)[3]
£1 reverse 1997
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1900–2002 To mark the 100th birthday of The Queen Mother
(special commemorative issue)[3]
£20 reverse 2000
Queen Elizabeth II 1926- To mark the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II
(special commemorative issue)[3]
£5 reverse 2002
Old Tom Morris 1821–1908 250th anniversary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews
(special commemorative issue)[3]
£5 reverse 2004
Jack Nicklaus 1940- Notable American golfer
(special commemorative issue)[3]
£5 reverse 2005
Queen Elizabeth II 1926- To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II
(special commemorative issue)[3][4]
£10 reverse 2012
Clydesdale Bank[5]
Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Robert Burns 1759–1796 Notable Scottish poet £5 obverse 1998
Mary Slessor 1848–1915 Scottish missionary to Nigeria and campaigner for women's rights £10 both 1998
Robert the Bruce 1274–1329 King of the Scots 1306-1329. £20 obverse 1998
Adam Smith 1723–1790 economist and key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment £50 both 1998
Lord Kelvin 1824–1907 mathematical physicist and engineer £100 both 1998
Alexander Fleming 1881–1955 Discoverer of penicillin. £5 obverse 2009
Robert Burns 1759–1796 Notable Scottish poet £10 obverse 2009
Robert the Bruce 1274–1329 King of the Scots 1306-1329. £20 obverse 2009
Elsie Inglis 1864–1917 Doctor and suffragist. £50 obverse 2009
Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1868-1928 Architect and designer. £100 obverse 2009

Northern Ireland[edit]

Northern Ireland outline in blue.svg In Northern Ireland, four commercial banks are authorised to issue their own sterling banknotes: Ulster Bank, Danske Bank (formerly Northern Bank), First Trust Bank and Bank of Ireland. Of these, only banknotes issued by Danske Bank and Ulster Bank feature portraits of people.

Danske Bank
Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
John Boyd Dunlop 1840–1921 Founder of the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company £10 obverse 2005
Harry Ferguson 1884–1960 Engineer and developer of the modern agricultural tractor, the Ferguson monoplane and the Ferguson P99 £20 obverse 2005
Sir Samuel Cleland Davidson founder of the Belfast Sirocco Works and pioneer of air conditioning £50 obverse 2005
Sir James Martin 1893–1981 Inventor of the aircraft ejector seat £100 obverse 2005
Ulster Bank
Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
George Best 1946–2005 Footballer for Northern Ireland and Manchester United
(special commemorative issue)
£5 obverse 2006

United States[edit]

Flag of the United States.svg
Currency: Dollar (since 1792)
Symbol: $
See also Federal Reserve Note.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
John Adams 1735–1826 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Samuel Adams 1722–1803 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Charles Carroll 1737–1802 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Samuel Chase 1741–1811 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Abraham Clark 1725–1794 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
George Clinton 1739–1812 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
George Clymer 1739–1813 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
John Dickinson 1732–1808 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
William Ellery 1727–1820 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
William Floyd 1734–1821 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Benjamin Franklin 1706–1790 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Founding Father $100 obverse 1996
Elbridge Gerry 1744–1814 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Ulysses S. Grant 1822–1885 18th President, 1869–1877 $50 obverse 2004
Alexander Hamilton 1755/7-1804 1st Secretary of the Treasury, 1789–1795 $10 both 2006
John Hancock 1737–1793 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Benjamin Harrison, V 1726–1791 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Joseph Hewes 1730–1779 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Thomas Heyward, Jr. 1746–1809 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
William Hooper 1742–1790 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Stephen Hopkins 1707–1785 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Francis Hopkinson 1737–1791 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Samuel Huntington 1731–1796 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Andrew Jackson 1767–1845 7th President, 1829–1837 $20 obverse 2003
Thomas Jefferson 1743–1826 3rd President, 1801–1809; signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 both 1976
Richard Henry Lee 1732–1794 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Francis Lewis 1713–1803 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Abraham Lincoln 1809–1865 16th President, 1861–1865 $5 both 2008
Philip Livingston 1716–1778 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Robert R. Livingston 1746–1813 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Thomas McKean 1734–1817 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Arthur Middleton 1742–1787 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Lewis Morris 1726–1798 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Robert Morris 1734–1806 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
William Paca 1740–1799 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Robert Treat Paine 1731–1814 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
George Read 1733–1798 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Benjamin Rush 1745–1813 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Edward Rutledge 1749–1800 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Roger Sherman 1721–1793 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Richard Stockton 1730–1781 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Charles Thomson 1729–1824 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
George Walton 1749/50-1804 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
George Washington 1732–1799 1st President, 1789–1797 $1 obverse 1963
William Williams 1731–1811 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Thomas Willing 1731–1821 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
James Wilson 1742–1798 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
John Witherspoon 1723–1794 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Oliver Wolcott 1726–1797 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976

Venezuela[edit]

Flag of Venezuela.svg
Currency: Venezuelan bolívar fuerte (since 2008)
Symbol: Bs
See also Venezuelan bolívar.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Francisco de Miranda 1750–1816 military leader during the struggle for independence from Spain 2 bolívares obverse 2008
Pedro Camejo 1790–1821 soldier during the struggle for independence from Spain 5 bolívares obverse 2008
Guaicaipuro c1530-1568 Venezuelan indigenous leader against Spanish colonization 10 bolívares obverse 2008
Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi 1799–1866 heroine of Venezuelan War of Independence 20 bolívares obverse 2008
Simón Rodríguez 1769–1854 philosopher, educator 50 bolívares obverse 2008
Simón Bolívar 1783–1830 military and political leader during the struggle for independence from Spain 100 bolívares obverse 2008

Banknotes Out of Circulation[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Flag of Argentina.svg
Currencies: Peso Moneda Nacional (m$n, 1881–1969)
Peso Ley ($L, 1970–1983)
Peso Argentino ($a, 1983–1985)
Austral (A, 1985–1991)
Peso ($, 1992–Present)
See also Argentine peso moneda nacional, Argentine peso ley, Argentine peso argentino, Argentine austral, and Argentine peso.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Juan Bautista Alberdi 1810–1884 political theorist and diplomat Peso Argentino $a5,000 obverse 1984–1987
Nicolás Avellaneda 1837–1885 President of Argentina, 1874–1880 Austral A500 obverse 1988–1992
Manuel Belgrano 1770–1820 leader for independence from Spain Peso Ley $L1 obverse 1970–1981
$L5 obverse 1971–1981
$L10 obverse 1970–1981
Peso Argentino $a10,000 obverse 1984–1987
Miguel Juárez Celman 1844–1909 President of Argentina, 1886–1890 Austral A5,000 obverse 1988–1992
José de San Martín 1778–1850 leader for independence from Spain Peso Moneda Nacional m$n5 obverse 1935–1965
m$n10 obverse 1936–1965
m$n50 obverse 1936–1968
1943–1968
m$n100 obverse 1936–1968
1943–1968
m$n500 obverse 1944–1968
1964–1968
m$n1,000 obverse 1944–1975
m$n5,000 obverse 1962–1975
m$n10,000 obverse 1961–1975
Peso Ley $L50 obverse 1972–1981
$L100 obverse 1971–1981
$L500 obverse 1972–1984
$L1,000 obverse 1973–1984
$L5,000 obverse 1977–1984
$L10,000 obverse 1976–1985
$L50,000 obverse 1979–1985
$L100,000 obverse
$L500,000 obverse 1980–1985
$L1,000,000 obverse 1981–1985
Peso Argentino $a1 obverse 1983–1985
$a5 obverse 1983–1987
$a10 obverse
$a50 obverse
$a100 obverse
$a500 obverse 1984–1987
$a1,000 obverse 1983–1987
Austral A10,000 obverse 1989–1991
A50,000 obverse
A500,000 obverse 1990–1991
Justo José de Urquiza 1801–1870 President of Argentina, 1854–1860 Austral A5 obverse 1986–1991
Santiago Derqui 1809–1867 President of Argentina, 1860–1861 Austral A10 obverse 1985–1991
Bartolomé Mitre 1821–1906 President of Argentina, 1862–1868 Austral A50 obverse 1986–1991
Carlos Pellegrini 1846–1906 President of Argentina, 1890–1892 Austral A10,000 obverse 1989–1992
Peso $1 obverse 1992-????
Manuel Quintana 1835–1906 President of Argentina, 1904–1906 Austral A500,000 obverse 1990–1993
Bernardino Rivadavia 1780–1845 President of Argentina, 1826–1827 Austral A1 obverse 1985–1991
Julio Argentino Roca 1843–1914 President of Argentina, 1880–1886 and 1898–1904 Austral A1,000 obverse 1988–1992
Luis Sáenz Peña 1822–1907 President of Argentina, 1892–1895 Austral A50,000 obverse 1989–1993
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento 1811–1888 President of Argentina, 1868–1874 Austral A100 obverse 1985–1992
José Evaristo Uriburu 1831–1914 President of Argentina, 1895–1898 Austral A100,000 obverse 1990–1993

Australia[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg
Currencies: Pound (£, 1910–1966)
Dollar ($, 1966–Present)
See also Australian pound and Banknotes of the Australian dollar.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Joseph Banks 1743–1820 English botonist, introduced the West to eucalyptus Dollar $5 obverse 1967–1992
Caroline Chisholm 1808–1877 humanitarian for women's immigrant welfare Dollar $5 reverse 1967–1992
James Cook 1728–1779 explorer, first European to visit the Australian east coast Pound £1 reverse 1953–1966
Elizabeth II 1926- Queen Australia, 1952- Pound £1 obverse 1953–1966
Dollar $1 obverse 1966–1984
William Farrer 1845–1906 leading agronomist, wheat breeder Dollar $2 reverse 1966–1988
Matthew Flinders 1774–1814 navigator and cartographer, author of A Voyage to Terra Australis Pound 10/- obverse 1953–1966
Howard Florey 1898–1968 Nobel Prize winner for work with penicillin, 1945 Dollar $50 obverse 1973–1995
Sir John Franklin 1786–1847 Governor of Tasmania and explorer of the Arctic Pound £5 obverse 1953–1966
Lawrence Hargrave 1850–1915 inventor aeronautical pioneer; invented the box kite (1893) Dollar $20 reverse 1966–1994
Hamilton Hume 1797–1873 first Australian-born explorer of Australia Pound £1 reverse 1953–1966
Henry Lawson 1867–1922 poet and novelist Dollar $10 reverse 1966–1993
John Macarthur 1766–1834 pioneer of the Australian wool industry Dollar $2 obverse 1966–1988
Douglas Mawson 1882–1958 Antarctic explorer and geologist Dollar $100 obverse 1984–1996
Arthur Phillip 1738–1814 established first European colony of Sydney, New South Wales Pound £10 obverse 1953–1966
Ian Clunies Ross 1899–1959 scientist, leader in veterinary medicine Dollar $50 reverse 1973–1995
Charles Kingsford Smith 1897–1935 aviator; first to fly across the Pacific, 1928 Dollar $20 obverse 1966–1994
Charles Sturt 1795–1869 English explorer of Australia Pound £1 reverse 1953–1966
John Tebbutt 1834–1916 astronomer, discoverer of the "Great Comet of 1861" Dollar $100 reverse 1984–1996

Austria[edit]

Flag of Austria.svg
Currencies: Schilling (S, 1947–2001)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Austrian schilling.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk 1851–1914 economist Schilling S100 obverse 1985–2001
Moritz Michael Daffinger 1790–1849 miniature painter and sculpture Schilling S20 obverse 1988–2001
Sigmund Freud 1856–1939 co-founder of psychoanalytic school of psychology Schilling S50 obverse 1987–2001
Karl Landsteiner 1868–1943 Nobel Prize winner Schilling S1,000 both 1997–2001
Rosa Mayreder 1858–1938 feminist, painter, author Schilling S500 obverse 1997–2001
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791 classical composer and pianist Schilling S5,000 obverse 1989–2001
Erwin Schrödinger 1887–1961 Nobel Prize winner Schilling S1,000 obverse 1983–1997
Otto Wagner 1841–1918 architect Schilling S500 obverse 1986–1997

Belgium[edit]

Flag of Belgium.svg
Currencies: Franc (fr., 1832–2001)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Belgian franc.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Albert II 1934- King of Belgium, 1993- Franc 10,000 fr. obverse 1994–2001
James Ensor 1860–1949 impressionist painter Franc 100 fr. obverse
Victor Horta 1861–1947 Art Nouveau architect Franc 2,000 fr. obverse
René Magritte 1898–1967 surrealist artist Franc 500 fr. obverse
Paola 1937- Queen Consort of Belgium, 1993- Franc 10,000 fr. obverse
Constant Permeke 1886–1952 Flemish expressionist painter Franc 1,000 fr. obverse
Adolphe Sax 1814–1894 musician, inventor of the saxophone Franc 200 fr. obverse

Canada[edit]

Flag of Canada.svg
Currency: Dollar ($, 1867–Present)
See also Banknotes of the Canadian dollar.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Robert Borden 1854–1937 8th Prime Minister, 1911–1920 dollar $100 obverse 1976–1990
1990–2004
Edward 1894–1972 Prince of Wales, 1910–1936 dollar $5 obverse 1935–1937
Elizabeth 1926- Princess of York, 1936–1952 dollar $20 obverse 1935–1937
Elizabeth II Queen of Canada, 1952- $1 obverse 1954–1974
$2 obverse 1954–1975
1986–1996
$5 obverse 1954–1972
$10 obverse 1954–1971
$20 obverse 1954–1969
1969–1993
1993–2004
$50 obverse 1954–1975
$100 obverse 1954–1976
$1,000 obverse 1954–1992
1992–2000
George V 1865–1936 King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, 1910–1936 dollar $1 obverse 1935–1936
Albert 1895–1952 Duke of York, 1920–1936 dollar $50 obverse 1935–1937
George VI King of Canada, 1936–1952 $1 obverse 1936–1954
$2 obverse
$5 obverse
$10 obverse
$20 obverse
$50 obverse
Henry 1900–1974 Duke of Gloucester, 1928–1974 dollar $100 obverse 1935–1937
William Lyon Mackenzie King 1874–1950 10th Prime Minister, 1921–1926, 1926–1930, 1935–1948 dollar $50 obverse 1975–1989
1989–2004
Wilfrid Laurier 1841–1919 7th Prime Minister of Canada, 1896–1911 dollar $5 obverse 1972–1986
1986–2001
$1,000 obverse 1935–1937
1937–1954
John A. Macdonald 1815–1891 1st Prime Minister, 1867–1873 and 1878–1891 dollar $10 obverse 1971–1989
1989–2000
$100 obverse 1937–1954
$500 obverse 1935–1937
Mary 1867–1953 Royal consort to George V, 1910–1936 dollar $2 obverse 1935–1937
Mary 1897–1965 Princess Royal of Canada, 1932–1965 dollar $10 obverse 1935–1937

People's Republic of China[edit]

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Currency: Renminbi (¥, 1948–Present)
See also Fourth series of the renminbi.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Mao Zedong 1893–1976 1st President, 1954–1959 Renminbi ¥100 obverse 1992–1999
Zhou Enlai 1898–1976 1st Premier, 1949–1976; 1st Foreign Minister, 1949–1958
Liu Shaoqi 1898–1969 2nd President, 1959–1968
Zhu De 1886–1976 founder, Chinese Red Army

Denmark[edit]

Flag of Denmark.svg
Currency: Krone (kr, 1873–Present)
See also Danish krone.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Hans Christian Andersen 1805–1875 poet and author of fairy tales Krone 10 kr obverse 1952–1955
obverse 1954–1975
Christian Ditlev Frederik 1748–1827 agricultural reformer Krone 500 kr obverse 1964–1975
Thomasine Heiberg 1779–1856 author; portrait painted by Jens Juel Krone 1,000 kr obverse 1975–1998
Jens Juel 1745–1802 painter Krone 100 kr obverse 1974–1995
obverse 1995–1999
Cathrine Sophie Kirchhoff  ????-???? wife of J.H. Kirchhoff, Councillor of State; portrait painted by Jens Juel Krone 10 kr obverse 1975–1980
Hans Christian Ørsted 1777–1851 physicist; discoverer of electromagnetism Krone 100 kr obverse 1962–1974
Ole Rømer 1644–1710 astronomer; made the first measurements of the speed of light Krone 50 kr obverse 1957–1975
Engelke Charlotte Ryberg  ????-???? daughter-in-law of Niels Ryberg, merchant; portrait painted by Jens Juel Krone 50 kr obverse 1975–1999
Bertel Thorvaldsen 1770–1844 sculptor Krone 5 kr obverse 1952–1962
Pauline Lucia Tutein 1761–1827 wife of Peter Tutein, merchant; portrait painted by Jens Juel Krone 20 kr obverse 1980–1990
Franziska Genoveva von Qualen  ????-???? noble woman of Holstein, Germany; portrait painted by Jens Juel Krone 500 kr obverse 1974–1997

Egypt[edit]

Flag of Egypt.svg
Currency: Pound (£, 1836–Present)
See also Egyptian pound.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Farouk I 1920–1965 King of Egypt, 1936–1952 Pound £1 obverse 1950–1952
£5 obverse 1946–1952
Khafra unknown Pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty, 2558-2532 BCE Pound £10 reverse 1970–1979
1979–2003
Ramesses II 1302-1213 BCE Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, 1279-1213 BCE Pound Pt.50 obverse 1968–1981
1981–1986
£1 obverse 1968–1979
Tutankhamun unknown Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, 1333-1324 BCE Pound Pt.25 obverse 1952–1962
Pt.50 obverse 1952–1962
£1 obverse 1930–1950
1952–1963
1963–1968
£5 obverse 1952–1963
1963–1969
1970–1981
£10 obverse 1952–1962
1962–1970
£100 obverse 1979–1994

Estonia[edit]

Flag of Estonia.svg
Currency: Kroon (KR, 1992–2010)
See also Estonian kroon.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Kristjan Raud 1865–1943 painter Kroon 1 KR obverse 1992-2010
Karl Ernst von Baer 1792–1876 a founding father of embryology, naturalist, biologist, geologist, meteorologist, geographer Kroon 2 KR obverse 1992-2010
Paul Keres 1916–1975 chess grandmaster Kroon 5 KR obverse 1992-2010
Jakob Hurt 1839–1907 folklorist, theologist and linguist Kroon 10 KR obverse 1992-2010
Anton Hansen Tammsaare 1878–1940 writer Kroon 25 KR obverse 1992-2010
Rudolf Tobias 1873–1918 composer and organist Kroon 50 KR obverse 1994-2010
Lydia Koidula 1843–1886 poet; known as "The Founder of Estonian Theatre" Kroon 100 KR obverse 1992-2010
Carl Robert Jakobson 1841–1882 writer, politician and teacher; one of the most important persons of Estonian national awakening Kroon 500 KR obverse 1992-2010

Faroe Islands[edit]

Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg
Currency: Króna (kr, 1951–Present)
See also Faroese króna.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Jens Christian Djurhuus 1773–1853 first poet to write in Faroese Króna 1,000 kr obverse 1980–2005
Venceslaus Ulricus Hammershaimb 1819–1909 established modern orthography for the Faroese language Króna 100 kr obverse 1964–1978
obverse 1978–2003
Nólsoyar Páll 1765–1809 seaman, trader, poet Króna 50 kr obverse 1967–1978
obverse 1978–2001

Finland[edit]

Flag of Finland.svg
Currency: Mark (mk, 1860–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Finnish mark.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Alvar Aalto 1898–1976 modernist architect Mark 50mk reverse 1986–2002
Anders Chydenius 1792–1803 priest and statesman Mark 1,000mk reverse 1986–2002
Väinö Linna 1920–1992 novelist Mark 20mk reverse 1993–2002
Elias Lönnrot 1802–1884 historian, composer of Kalevala (the national epic) Mark 500mk reverse 1986–2002
Paavo Nurmi 1897–1973 Olympic gold and silver multi-medalist Mark 10mk reverse 1986–1992
Jean Sibelius 1865–1957 classical composer Mark 100mk reverse 1986–2002

France[edit]

Flag of France.svg
Currencies: Franc (₣, 1795–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also French franc.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Paul Cézanne 1839–1906 Post-Impressionist painter Franc ₣100 obverse 1997–2002
Marie Curie 1867–1934 Nobel Prize winner, 1903 Franc ₣500 obverse 1995–2002
Pierre Curie 1859–1906 Nobel Prize winner, 1903 Franc ₣500 obverse 1995–2002
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1900–1944 author and aviator Franc ₣50 obverse 1992–2002
Claude Debussy 1862–1918 impressionist composer Franc ₣20 both 1997–2002
Gustave Eiffel 1832–1923 engineer and architect Franc ₣200 obverse 1996–2002

Germany[edit]

Flag of Germany.svg
Currencies: Deutsche Mark (DM, 1948–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also German mark.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Paul Ehrlich 1854–1915 Nobel Prize winner, 1908 Deutsche Mark 200 DM obverse 1990–2002
Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777–1855 mathematician and scientist Deutsche Mark 10 DM obverse 1991–2002
Jacob Grimm 1785–1863 older of the Brothers Grimm, recorders of folk and fairy tales Deutsche Mark 1,000 DM obverse 1992–2002
Wilhelm Grimm 1786–1859 younger of the Brothers Grimm, recorders of folk and fairy tales Deutsche Mark 1,000 DM obverse 1992–2002
Maria Sibylla Merian 1647–1717 naturalist and illustrator Deutsche Mark 500 DM obverse 1992–2002
Balthasar Neumann 1687–1753 Baroque architect Deutsche Mark 50 DM obverse 1991–2002
Clara Schumann 1819–1896 classical pianist and composer Deutsche Mark 100 DM obverse 1990–2002
Bettina von Arnim 1785–1859 novelist Deutsche Mark 5 DM obverse 1992–2002
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff 1797–1848 poet and author Deutsche Mark 20 DM obverse 1992–2002

Greece[edit]

Flag of Greece.svg
Currencies: Drachma (Δρ., 1832–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Greek drachma.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
John Capodistria 1776–1831 1st Governor of Greece, 1827–1831 Drachma 500 Δρ. obverse 1983–2002
Rigas Feraios 1757–1798 revolutionary, first casualty of the Greek War of Independence Drachma 200 Δρ. obverse 1997–2002
Theodoros Kolokotronis 1770–1843 General during the Greek War of Independence Drachma 5,000 Δρ. obverse 1997–2002
Adamantios Korais 1748–1833 linguist, author of the first modern Greek dictionary Drachma 100 Δρ. reverse 1978–2002
Georgios Papanikolaou 1883–1962 pioneer in early cancer detection Drachma 10,000 Δρ. obverse 1995–2002

Hungary[edit]

Flag of Hungary.svg
Currency: Forint (Ft, 1946–Present)
See also Banknotes of the Hungarian forint.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Endre Ady 1877–1919 poet Forint 500 Ft obverse 1970–1999
1992–1999
Béla Bartók 1881–1945 composer, pianist Forint 1,000 Ft obverse 1983–1999
1993–1999
György Dózsa ????-1514 led a peasants' revolt against the nobility Forint 20 Ft obverse 1948–1992
1920–1992
1960–1992
Francis II 1676–1735 Prince of Transylvania; led the uprising against the Hungarian monarchy, 1703–1711 Forint 50 Ft obverse 1953–1996
1966–1996
Lajos Kossuth 1802–1894 statesman and freedom fighter Forint 100 Ft obverse 1948–1998
1920–1998
1959–1998
1992–1998
Sándor Petőfi 1823–1849 national poet; key figure of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 Forint 10 Ft obverse 1947–1992
1950–1992
1959–1992
István Széchenyi 1791–1860 statesman and political theorist Forint 5,000 Ft obverse 1991–1999

Iceland[edit]

Flag of Iceland.svg
Currency: Króna (kr, 1874–Present)
See also Icelandic króna.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Ingólfur Arnarson unknown first permanent settler of Iceland, 874 Króna 5 kr obverse 1960–1969
Christian IX 1818–1906 King of Denmark, 1863–1906; signed the treaty that gave Iceland sovereignty, 1874 Króna 5 kr obverse 1886–1907
obverse 1907–1919
obverse 1919–1920
10 kr obverse 1886–1907
obverse 1907–1916
obverse 1916–1920
50 kr obverse 1886–1907
obverse 1916–1920
100 kr obverse 1916–1935
Christian X 1870–1947 King of Denmark, 1912–1947;
King of Iceland, 1918–1944
Króna 5 kr obverse 1907–1916
obverse 1929–1935
10 kr obverse 1907–1916
obverse 1929–1934
50 kr obverse 1907–1916
obverse 1931–1936
100 kr obverse 1929–1935
Jón Eiríksson 1728–1787 promoter of enlightenment Króna 5 kr obverse 1935–1947
obverse 1947–1960
10 kr 1969–1984
50 kr obverse 1936–1948
obverse 1948–1960
Frederick VIII 1843–1912 King of Denmark, 1906–1912 Króna 50 kr obverse 1907–1916
Arngrímur Jónsson 1568–1648 scholar Króna 10 kr obverse 1981–1984
Árni Magnússon 1663–1730 medieval Icelanic scholar Króna 100 kr obverse 1981–1995
Jón Sigurðsson 1811–1879 leader of the Icelandic independence movement Króna 10 kr obverse 1934–1947
obverse 1947–1969
100 kr obverse 1935–1947
obverse 1947–1973
500 kr obverse 1944–1948
obverse 1948–1968
Guðbrandur Þorláksson 1541–1627 bishop; published the first Icelandic translation of the Bible, 1584 Króna 50 kr obverse 1981–1987

Iran[edit]

Flag of Iran before 1979 Revolution.svg
Currency: rial (since 1932)
Symbol: Rialsymbol.svg
See also Iranian rial.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Reza Shah 1878–1944 founded the Pahlavi Dynasty 5 ریال obverse 1924–1937
10 ریال obverse 1924–1951
20 ریال obverse 1924–1951
50 ریال obverse 1924–1962
100 ریال obverse 1924–1954
500 ریال obverse 1924–1974
1000 ریال obverse 1936–1974
Mohammad Reza Shah 1919–1980 second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi 10 ریال obverse 1951–1979
20 ریال obverse 1951–1979
50 ریال obverse 1962–1979
100 ریال obverse 1954–1976
200 ریال obverse 1965–1979
500 ریال obverse 1974–1979
1000 ریال obverse 1974–1979
10000 ریال obverse 1975–1979
Reza Shah and Mohammad Reza Shah 100 ریال obverse 1976–1979

Iraq[edit]

Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Currencies: Dinar (1932-Present) Iraqi dinar,

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Saddam Hussein 1937-2006 5th President of Iraq Dinar 5 dinars,10 dinars,25 dinars,50 dinars,100 dinars,250 dinars and 10,000 dinars obverse 1978-2003

Ireland[edit]

Flag of Ireland.svg
Currencies: Pound (£, 1928–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Irish pound, Series B Banknotes (Ireland) and Series C Banknotes (Ireland).

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Johannes Scotus Eriugena 815-877 theologian, philosopher, poet Pound £5 obverse 1975–1994
Douglas Hyde 1860–1949 1st President, 1938–1945 Pound £50 obverse 1995–2002
James Joyce 1882–1941 author and poet Pound £10 obverse 1993–2002
Catherine McAuley 1787–1841 founder, The Sisters of Mercy, 1831 Pound £5 obverse 1994–2002
Turlough O'Carolan 1670–1738 most famous Irish bard Pound £50 obverse 1977–1995
Daniel O'Connell 1775–1847 a leader of Catholic Emancipation Pound £20 obverse 1992–2002
Charles Stewart Parnell 1846–1891 statesman, forerunner to the modern Irish independence movement Pound £100 both 1995–2002
Jonathan Swift 1667–1745 satirist and poet Pound £10 obverse 1976–1993
W. B. Yeats 1865–1939 Nobel Prize winner, 1923 Pound £20 obverse 1976–1992

Israel[edit]

Flag of Israel.svg
Currencies: Pound or Lira (£, 1948–1980)
Sheqel (₪, 1980–1985)
New Shekel (₪, 1985–Present)
See also Israeli lira, Old Israeli shekel and Israeli new shekel.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse In Circulation Since
Shmuel Yosef Agnon 1888–1970 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, 1966 New Sheqel ₪50 obverse 1985–1999
David Ben-Gurion 1886–1973 1st Prime Minister, 1948–1953 and 1955–1963 Pound £500 obverse 1977–1984
Sheqel ₪50 obverse 1980–1986
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi 1884–1963 2nd President, 1952–1963 New Sheqel ₪100 obverse 1986–1999
Hayyim Nahman Bialik 1873–1934 National Poet Pound £10 obverse 1970–1984
Edmond James de Rothschild 1845–1934 philanthropist; activist for Jewish affairs Sheqel ₪500 obverse 1982–1986
Albert Einstein 1879–1955 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, 1921 Pound £5 obverse 1972–1984
Levi Eshkol 1895–1969 3rd Prime Minister, 1963–1969 Sheqel ₪5,000 obverse 1984–1986
New Sheqel ₪5 obverse 1985–1999
Theodor Herzl 1860–1904 founder of the Zionist movement Pound £100
₪10
obverse 1969–1984
1975–1984
Sheqel ₪10 obverse 1980–1986
Ze'ev Jabotinsky 1880–1940 a leader in the Zionist movement Sheqel ₪100 obverse 1980–1986
Maimonides 1135/8-1204 author of the Mishneh Sheqel ₪1,000 obverse 1983–1986
New Sheqel ₪1 obverse 1986–1999
Golda Meir 1898–1978 4th Prime Minister, 1969–1974 Sheqel ₪10,000 obverse 1984–1986
New Sheqel ₪10 obverse 1985–1999
Moses Montefiore 1784–1885 philanthropist Pound £10 obverse 1975–1984
Sheqel ₪1 obverse 1980–1986
Moshe Sharett 1894–1965 2nd Prime Minister, 1954–1955 New Sheqel ₪20 obverse 1988–1999
Zalman Shazar 1889–1974 3rd President, 1963–1972 New Sheqel ₪200 obverse 1992–1999
Henrietta Szold 1860–1945 a leader of the Zionist movement Pound £5 obverse 1976–1984
Haim Weizman 1874–1952 1st President of Israel, 1949–1952 Pound £50 obverse 1972–1984
1978–1984
Sheqel ₪5 obverse 1980–1986

Italy[edit]

Flag of Italy.svg
Currencies: Lira (₤, 1861–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Italian lira.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Vincenzo Bellini 1801–1835 opera composer Lira 5,000 ₤ obverse 1985–2002
Gian Lorenzo Bernini 1598–1680 Baroque sculptor and architect Lira 50,000 ₤ obverse 1985–2002
Caravaggio 1571–1610 Baroque artist Lira 100,000 ₤ obverse 1985–2002
Guglielmo Marconi 1874–1937 Nobel Prize winner, 1909 Lira 2,000 ₤ obverse 1990–2002
Maria Montessori 1870–1952 developed the Montessori method of education Lira 1,000 ₤ obverse 1990–2002
Raphael 1483–1520 Renaissance painter Lira 500,000 ₤ obverse 1997–2002
Alessandro Volta 1745–1827 developer of the electric battery, 1800 Lira 10,000 ₤ obverse 1985–2002

Japan[edit]

Flag of Japan.svg
Currency: Yen (¥, 1870–Present)
See also Japanese yen.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Itō Hirobumi 1841–1909 1st, 5th, 7th, and 10th Prime Minister, 1885–1888, 1892–1896, 1898, 1900–1901 Yen ¥1,000 obverse 1963–1986
Nitobe Inazo 1862–1933 politician, economist, author Yen ¥5,000 obverse 1984–2004
Takahashi Korekiyo 1854–1936 20th Prime Minister, 1921–1922 Yen ¥50 obverse 1951–1958
Prince Shōtoku 574-622 regent, politician Yen ¥100 obverse 1946–1956
¥1,000 obverse 1950–1965
¥5,000 obverse 1957–1986
¥10,000 obverse 1958–1986
Ninomiya Sontoku 1787–1856 philosopher, economist, moralist Yen ¥1 obverse 1946–1958
Natsume Sōseki 1867–1916 novelist Yen ¥1,000 obverse 1984–2004
Itagaki Taisuke 1837–1919 politician Yen ¥100 obverse 1953–1974
Iwakura Tomomi 1825–1883 politician Yen ¥500 obverse 1951–1971
¥500 obverse 1969–1994
Fukuzawa Yukichi 1835–1901 political theorist, entrepreneur, teacher, translator, author Yen ¥10,000 obverse 1984–2004

Latvia[edit]

Flag of Latvia.svg
Currency: Lats (Ls, 1922–1940, 1993–2014)
See also Latvian lats.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Jānis Čakste 1859–1927 lawyer, politician and first President of Latvia 20 Ls obverse 1925–1940
Krišjānis Valdemārs 1825–1891 editor, politician and folklorist 25 Ls obverse 1928–1940
Kārlis Ulmanis 1877–1942 politician and Prime Minister of Latvia 50 Ls obverse 1934–1940
Krišjānis Barons 1835–1923 writer, folklorist and linguist 100 Ls obverse 1993–2014

Lithuania[edit]

Flag of Lithuania.svg
Currency: Litas (Lt, 1993–Present)
See also Banknotes of the Lithuanian litas.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Jonas Basanavičius 1851–1927 leader in the Lithuanian national movement; signatory of the Act of Independence, 1918 Litas 50 Lt obverse 1993
1993–1998
1998–2001
Steponas Darius 1896–1933 pilot; died in a plane crash during a trans-Atlantic flight from the US to Lithuania Litas 10 Lt obverse 1993
1993–1997
1997–2001
Simonas Daukantas 1793–1864 historian; wrote the first Lithuanian history books in the Lithuanian language Litas 100 Lt obverse 1993–2000
Stasys Girėnas 1893–1933 pilot; died in a plane crash during a trans-Atlantic flight from the US to Lithuania Litas 10 Lt obverse 1993
1993–1997
1997–2001
Jonas Jablonskis 1860–1930 standardized the Lithuanian language Litas 5 Lt obverse 1993–1998
Maironis 1862–1932 romantic poet; active member of the Lithuanian national movement Litas 20 Lt obverse 1993
1993–1997
1997–2001
Motiejus Valančius 1801–1875 a leader in the Lithuanian national movement Litas 2 Lt obverse 1993–1998
Vydūnas 1868–1953 writer, philosopher; leader in the Lithuantian national movement Litas 200 Lt obverse 1997–2000
Žemaitė 1845–1921 author Litas 1 Lt obverse 1994–1998

Luxembourg[edit]

Flag of Luxembourg.svg
Currencies: Franc (fr., 1944–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Luxembourgish franc.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Jean I 1921- Grand Duke, 1964–2000 Franc 100 fr. obverse 1986–2002
1,000 fr. obverse 1985–2002
5,000 fr. obverse 1993–2002

Mexico[edit]

Flag of Mexico.svg
Currency: Peso ($, 1821–Present)
See also Mexican peso.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Emiliano Zapata 1879–1919 Leader in the Mexican Revolution, 1910–1919 Peso $10 both 1993–1997

Netherlands[edit]

Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Currencies: Gulden (ƒ, 1817–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Banknotes of the Dutch gulden.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Michiel de Ruyter 1607–1676 admiral of the Dutch navy during the Anglo-Dutch Wars, 1652–1676 Gulden ƒ100 obverse 1972–1981
Frans Hals 1580–1666 painter Gulden ƒ10 obverse 1971–1977
Baruch Spinoza 1632–1677 rationalist philosopher Gulden ƒ1,000 obverse 1973–1996
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck 1562–1621 composer, organist, teacher Gulden ƒ25 obverse 1972–1990
Joost van den Vondel 1587–1697 writer, playwright Gulden ƒ5 obverse 1976–1988

Norway[edit]

Flag of Norway.svg
Currency: Krone (kr, 1877–Present)
See also Banknotes of the Norwegian krone.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Niels Henrik Abel 1802–1829 mathematician Krone 500 kr obverse 1948–2002
1978–2002
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson 1832–1910 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1903 Krone 50 kr obverse 1950–1999
1966–1999
Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie 1779–1849 Speaker of the Storting, 1815 and 1818 Krone 5 kr obverse 1901–1945
10 kr obverse
50 kr obverse
100 kr obverse
500 kr obverse
1,000 kr obverse
Camilla Collett 1813–1885 writer Krone 100 kr obverse 1979–1997
Christian Magnus Falsen 1782–1830 co-author of the Constitution, 1814 Krone 1,000 kr obverse 1991–2001
Edvard Grieg 1843–1907 composer and pianist Krone 500 kr obverse 1991–2000
Henrik Ibsen 1828–1906 playwright; known as "The Father of Modern Drama" Krone 1,000 kr obverse 1949–1999
1975–2001
Christian Michelsen 1857–1925 Prime Minister, 1905–1907 Krone 10 kr obverse 1954–1999
Fridtjof Nansen 1861–1930 Nobel Prize winner for Peace, 1922 Krone 5 kr obverse 1955–1999
10 kr obverse 1972–1999
Oscar II 1829–1907 King of Norway, 1872–1905 Krone 5 kr obverse 1877–1998
10 kr obverse
50 kr obverse
100 kr obverse
500 kr obverse
1,000 kr obverse
Peder Tordenskjold 1691–1720 Vice-Admiral; hero from the Great Northern War Krone 10 kr obverse 1901–1945
100 kr obverse
1,000 kr obverse
Aasmund Olavsson Vinje 1818–1870 poet and journalist Krone 50 kr obverse 1985–1997
Henrik Wergeland 1808–1845 poet and writer Krone 100 kr obverse 1949–1999
1962–1999

Pakistan[edit]

Flag of Pakistan.svg
Currency: Rupee (Rs., 1947–Present)
See also Pakistani rupee.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Muhammad Ali Jinnah 1876–1948 1st Governor-General, 1947–1948; "Father of the Nation" Rupee Rs. 5 obverse 1997–2002

Poland[edit]

Flag of Poland.svg
Currency: Złoty (zł, 1924–Present)
See also Historical coins and banknotes of Poland.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Józef Bem 1794–1850 general; war hero Złoty 10 zł obverse 1982–1995
Boleslaw I 966/7-1025 King of Poland, 992-1025 Złoty 2,000 zł reverse 1977–1995
Frédéric Chopin 1810–1849 romantic composer and pianist Złoty 5,000 zł obverse 1982–1995
Nicolaus Copernicus 1473–1543 developed a heliocentric model of the solar system Złoty 1,000 zł obverse 1962–1965
1975–1995
Marie Curie 1867–1934 Nobel Prize winner for Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911) Złoty 20,000 zł obverse 1989–1995
Jarosław Dąbrowski 1836–1871 general; commander-in-chief of the Paris Commune Złoty 200 zł obverse 1976–1995
Dubrawka 940/45-977 Queen Consort of Mieszko I, 965-977 Złoty 2 zł obverse 1936–1940
Tadeusz Kościuszko 1746–1817 general; leader of the Kościuszko Uprising, 1794 Złoty 500 zł obverse 1976–1995
Mieszko I 935-992 Ruler of Poland, 960-992 Złoty 2,000 zł obverse 1977–1995
Stanisław Moniuszko 1819–1872 conductor and composer Złoty 100,000 zł obverse 1990–1995
Ignacy Jan Paderewski 1860–1941 3rd Prime Minister, 1919 Złoty 2,000,000 zł obverse 1992–1995
Emilia Plater 1806–1831 countess; hero from the November Uprising Złoty 20 zł obverse 1936–1939
1940–1944
Władysław Reymont 1867–1925 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1924 Złoty 1,000,000 zł obverse 1991–1995
Henryk Sienkiewicz 1846–1916 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1905 Złoty 500,000 zł obverse 1990–1995
Stanisław Staszic 1755–1826 priest, philosopher, statesman; supporter of the Constitution of May 3, 1791 Złoty 50,000 zł obverse 1989–1995
Karol Świerczewski 1897–1947 leader in post-World War II government Złoty 50 zł obverse 1975–1995
Romuald Traugutt 1826–1864 general; hero from the January Uprising Złoty 20 zł obverse 1982–1995
Ludwik Waryński 1856–1889 socialist activist Złoty 100 zł obverse 1975–1995
Stanisław Wyspiański 1869–1907 playwright Złoty 10,000 zł obverse 1988–1995

Portugal[edit]

Flag of Portugal.svg
Currencies: Escudo ($, 1911–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Portuguese escudo.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Pedro Álvares Cabral 1467–1520 explorer and navigator, discovered the sea route to Brazil, 1500 Escudo $1,000 obverse 1996–2002
Vasco da Gama 1469–1524 explorer and navigator, sailed from Europe to India, 1497–1498 Escudo $5,000 obverse 1996–2002
João de Barros 1496–1570 historian Escudo $500 obverse 1997–2002
Bartolomeu Dias 1450–1500 explorer and navigator, sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, 1488 Escudo $2,000 obverse 1996–2002
Henry the Navigator 1394–1460 patron of Portuguese exploration Escudo $10,000 obverse 1996–2002

Romania[edit]

Flag of Romania.svg
Currency: Leu (L, 1867–Present)
See also Banknotes of the Romanian leu.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Grigore Antipa 1867–1944 biologist; studied fauna and wildlife of the Danube Delta and the Black Sea Leu 200 L obverse 1992–1996
Nicolae Bălcescu 1819–1852 a leader of the Wallachian Revolution of 1848 Leu 100 L obverse 1952–1966
1966–1991
Lucian Blaga 1895–1961 poet, playwright, philosopher Leu 5,000 L obverse 1998–2002
Constantin Brâncuși 1876–1957 sculptor Leu 500 L both 1991–1992
obverse 1992–1999
Ion Luca Caragiale 1852–1912 playwright, short story writer Leu 1,000,000 L obverse 2003–2007
Carol II 1893-1953 King 1930-1940 Leu 500 Lei obverse 1930-1940
1,000 Lei reverse 1931-1936
Alexandru Ioan Cuza 1820–1873 Prince of Moldovia and Wallachia, 1859–1862; Dominator of Romania, 1862–1866 Leu 50 L obverse 1952–1966
1966–1991
Decebal  ??-106 last King of Dacia Leu 5,000 L obverse 1943-1947
100,000 L 1947
1,000,000 L
Mihai Eminescu 1850–1889 romantic poet Leu 1,000 L obverse 1991–1993
1993–1998
1998–2001
George Enescu 1881–1955 composer, violinist, pianist Leu 50,000 L obverse 1996–2002
2000–2004
2001–2007
Ferdinand I 1865-1927 King 1914-1927 Ban (1/100 Leu) 10 Bani obverse 1917-1918
25 Bani
50 Bani
Nicolae Grigorescu 1838–1907 painter; a founder of modern Romanian painting Leu 100,000 L obverse 1998–2004
2001–2007
Avram Iancu 1824–1872 leader in the Austrian Empire Revolutions of 1848-1849 Leu 5,000 L obverse 1992–1993
1993–1998
Nicolae Iorga 1871–1940 Prime Minister, 1931–1932 Leu 10,000 L obverse 1994–1999
1999–2002
2000–2007
Trajan 53-117 Roman Emperor, conqueror of Dacia Leu 5,000 L obverse 1943-1947
100,000 L 1947
1,000,000 L
Tudor Vladimirescu 1780–1821 revolutionary leader; led the Wallachian Uprising of 1821 and the Pandur militia Leu 1,000 L obverse 1947
1948-1951
25 L 1952–1966
1966–1991
Aurel Vlaicu 1882–1913 engineer, inventor, early pilot Leu 500,000 L obverse 2000–2007

Slovenia[edit]

Flag of Slovenia.svg
Currencies: Tolar (SIT, 1991–2007)
Euro (€, 2007–Present)
See also Slovenian tolar.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Ivan Cankar 1876–1918 writer, playwright, poet Tolar 10,000 SIT obverse 1995–2007
Jacobus Gallus 1550–1591 Renaissance composer Tolar 200 SIT obverse 1993–2007
Rihard Jakopič 1869–1943 impressionist painter Tolar 100 SIT obverse 1992–2007
Ivana Kobilca 1861–1926 realist painter Tolar 5,000 SIT obverse 1993–2007
Jože Plečnik 1872–1957 architect Tolar 500 SIT obverse 1992–2007
France Prešeren 1800–1849 poet Tolar 1,000 SIT obverse 1992–2007
Primož Trubar 1508–1586 founder and superintendent of the Protestant Church of Slovenia Tolar 10 SIT obverse 1992–2007
Janez Vajkard Valvasor 1641–1693 scholar Tolar 20 SIT obverse 1992–2007
Jurij Vega 1754–1802 mathematician and physicist Tolar 50 SIT obverse 1993–2007

South Africa[edit]

Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg
Currencies: Pound (£, 1825–1961)
Rand (R, 1961–Present)
See also South African pound and South African rand.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Jan van Riebeeck 1619–1677 Dutch founder and colonial administrator of Cape Town, 1652–1662 Pound 10/- obverse 1948–1961
£1 obverse
£5 obverse
£10 obverse 1952–1961
£100 obverse
Rand R1 obverse 1961–1966
obverse 1966–1973
obverse 1973–1975
obverse 1975–1977
R2 obverse 1961–1974
obverse 1974–1975
obverse 1975–1978
obverse 1978–1993
R5 obverse 1966–1975
obverse 1975–1978
obverse 1978–1993
R10 obverse 1961–1966
obverse 1966–1975
obverse 1975–1978
obverse 1978–1993
R20 obverse 1961–1979
obverse 1979–1993
R50 obverse 1984–1992

Soviet Union[edit]

Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Currency: Ruble (руб, 1917–1991) and Chervonet (1922–1947)
See also Soviet ruble and Russian chervonets.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Vladimir Lenin 1870–1924 leader of the October Revolution; 1st Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars, 1917–1924 Ruble руб10 obverse 1947–1961
obverse 1961–1991
руб25 obverse 1947–1961
obverse 1961–1992
руб50 obverse
руб100 obverse
Chervonet 5 chervozev obverse 1937–1947
10 chervozev obverse

Spain[edit]

Flag of Spain.svg
Currencies: Peseta (₧, 1868–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–Present)
See also Spanish peseta.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Leopoldo Alas y Ureña 1851–1901 novelist Peseta 200 ₧ obverse 1982–2002
Christopher Columbus 1451–1506 navigator and explorer, discovered the Americas, 1492 Peseta 5,000 ₧ obverse 1992–2002
Hernando Cortés 1485–1547 conquistador of Mexico Peseta 1,000 ₧ obverse 1992–2002
Rosalía de Castro 1837–1885 writer, poet Peseta 500 ₧ obverse 1982–2002
Antonio de Ulloa 1716–1795 explorer, colonial administrator, first Spanish governor of Louisiana, 1766–1768 Peseta 10,000 ₧ reverse 1987–2002
Felipe 1968- Prince of Asturias, 1977-2014 Peseta 10,000 ₧ reverse 1982–1987
Juan Ramón Jiménez 1881–1958 poet; Nobel Prize winner, 1956 Peseta 2,000 ₧ obverse 1982–1987
Juan Carlos I 1938- King of Spain, 1975-2014 Peseta 5,000 ₧ obverse 1982–1987
10,000 ₧ obverse
obverse 1987–2002
José Celestino Mutis 1732–1808 botanist and mathematician Peseta 2,000 ₧ obverse 1987–2002
Benito Pérez Galdós 1843–1920 novelist Peseta 1,000 ₧ obverse 1982–1987
Francisco Pizarro 1475–1541 conquistador of Peru Peseta 1,000 ₧ reverse 1992–2002

Sweden[edit]

Flag of Sweden.svg
Currency: Krona (kr, 1873–Present)
See also Swedish krona.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Charles XI 1655–1697 King of Sweden, 1660–1697 Krona 500 kr obverse 1985–1999
obverse 1989–2006
Charles XIV John 1763–1844 King of Sweden and Norway, 1818–1844 Krona 1,000 kr obverse 1976–1998
Gustav I 1496–1560 King of Sweden, 1523–1560 Krona 5 kr reverse 1890–1987
obverse 1965–1998
10 kr reverse 1892–1987
obverse 1940–1987
50 kr reverse  ????-1987
100 kr reverse  ????-1987
1,000 kr reverse 1890–1987
Gustav III 1746–1792 King of Sweden, 1771–1792 Krona 50 kr obverse  ????-1998
Gustav V 1858–1950 King of Sweden, 1907–1950 Krona 5 kr obverse 1948–1987
1,000 kr reverse 1952–1987
Gustav II Adolf 1594–1632 King of Sweden, 1611–1632 Krona 100 kr obverse  ????-1998
obverse 1986–2006
Gustaf VI Adolf 1882–1973 King of Sweden, 1950–1973 Krona 5 kr obverse 1954–1987
10 kr obverse 1963–1998
10,000 kr obverse 1958–1991
Selma Lagerlöf 1858–1940 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, 1909 Krona 20 kr obverse 1992–2006
Carolus Linnaeus 1707–1778 botanist, physician, zoologist; father of taxonomy Krona 50 kr obverse  ????-1998

Switzerland[edit]

Flag of Switzerland.svg
Currency: Franc (Fr., 1850–Present)
See also Swiss franc.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Francesco Borromini 1599–1667 Baroque architect Franc 100 Fr. obverse 1976–2000
Horace-Bénédict de Saussure 1740–1799 aristocrat, physicist; considered the founder of mountaineering Franc 20 Fr. obverse 1979–2000
Leonhard Euler 1707–1783 mathematician, physicist Franc 10 Fr. obverse 1979–2000
Auguste-Henri Forel 1848–1931 psychiatrist and neuroanatomist; studied brain structures of humans and ants Franc 1,000 Fr. obverse 1978–2000
Conrad Gessner 1516–1565 authored Historiae animalium (1551–1558), considered the foundation of modern zoology Franc 50 Fr. obverse 1978–2000
Gottfried Keller 1819–1890 writer Franc 10 Fr. obverse 1956–2000
Saint Martin 316/7-397 patron saint of soldiers Franc 100 Fr. obverse 1957–2000
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi 1746–1827 teacher and education reformer Franc 20 Fr. obverse 1930–1976
Albrecht von Haller 1708–1777 anatomist and physiologist Franc 500 Fr. obverse 1977–2000

Turkey[edit]

Flag of Turkey.svg
Currency: Lira (₤, 1843–2005)
New Lira (₤, 2005–Present)
See also Turkish lira and Turkish new lira.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk 1881–1938 founder of the Republic of Turkey; 1st President, 1923–1938 Lira ₤2½ obverse 1939–1952
obverse 1952–1966
obverse 1955–1966
obverse 1957–1966
obverse 1960–1966
₤5 obverse 1937–1952
obverse 1952–1968
obverse 1959–1968
obverse 1961–1968
obverse 1965–1968
obverse 1968–1983
obverse 1976–1983
₤10 obverse 1938–1952
obverse 1952–1966
obverse 1953–1966
obverse 1958–1966
obverse 1960–1966
obverse 1961–1966
obverse 1963–1966
obverse 1966–1981
obverse 1975–1981
both 1979–1987
both 1982–1987
₤20 obverse 1966–1987
obverse 1974–1987
obverse 1979–1987
obverse 1983–1987
₤50 obverse 1927–1938
obverse 1938–1952
obverse 1951–1979
obverse 1953–1979
obverse 1956–1979
obverse 1957–1979
obverse 1960–1979
obverse 1964–1979
obverse 1971–1979
obverse 1976–1987
obverse 1983–1987
₤100 obverse 1927–1938
obverse 1938–1942
obverse 1952–1976
obverse 1956–1976
obverse 1958–1976
obverse 1962–1976
obverse 1964–1976
obverse 1969–1976
obverse 1972–1986
obverse 1979–1986
obverse 1983–1986
obverse 1984–1989
₤500 obverse 1927–1939
obverse 1939–1946
obverse 1953–1976
obverse 1959–1976
obverse 1962–1976
obverse 1968–1976
obverse 1971–1984
obverse 1974–1984
obverse 1983–1989
obverse 1984–1989
₤1,000 obverse 1927–1939
obverse 1939–1946
obverse 1953–1979
obverse 1978–1986
obverse 1979–1986
obverse 1981–1986
obverse 1986–1992
obverse 1988–1992
₤5,000 obverse 1981–1994
obverse 1985–1994
obverse 1988–1994
obverse 1990–1994
₤10,000 obverse 1982–1995
obverse 1984–1995
obverse 1989–1995
obverse 1993–1995
₤20,000 obverse 1988–1997
obverse 1995–1997
₤50,000 obverse 1989–1999
obverse 1995–1999
₤100,000 both 1991–2001
both 1994–2001
both 1996–2001
₤250,000 obverse 1992–2006
obverse 1995–2006
obverse 1998–2006
₤500,000 obverse 1993–2006
obverse 1994–2006
obverse 1997–2006
₤1,000,000 obverse 1995–2006
obverse 1996–2006
obverse 2002–2006
₤5,000,000 obverse 1997–2006
₤10,000,000 obverse 1999–2006
₤20,000,000 obverse 2001–2006
Mehmet Akif Ersoy 1873–1936 poet; author of the lyrics to the National Anthem Lira ₤100 reverse 1983–1989
reverse 1984–1989
İsmet İnönü 1884–1973 2nd President, 1938–1950 Lira 50 kuruş obverse 1944–1947
₤1 obverse 1942–1947
₤2½ obverse 1947–1952
₤10 obverse 1942–1950
obverse 1947–1952
obverse 1948–1952
₤50 obverse 1942–1951
obverse 1947–1951
₤100 obverse 1942–1946
obverse 1947–1952
₤500 obverse 1940–1946
obverse 1946–1953
₤1,000 obverse 1940–1946
obverse 1946–1953
Mehmed II 1432–1481 Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, 1444–1446 and 1451–1481 Lira ₤1,000 reverse 1986–1989
reverse 1988–1992
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi 1207–1273 Persian theologian and poet; his followers founded the Mevlevi Order, or "Whirling Dervishes" Lira ₤5,000 reverse 1981–1994
reverse 1985–1994
reverse 1988–1994
Mimar Sinan 1489–1588 chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, 1512–1588 Lira ₤10,000 reverse 1982–1995
reverse 1984–1995
reverse 1989–1995
reverse 1993–1995

Ukraine[edit]

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Currency: Hryvnia (₴, 1996–Present)
See also Ukrainian hryvnia.
Currency: Karbovanets(1991–1996)
See also Ukrainian karbovanets.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Vladimir I 958-1015 Prince of Kiev and Novgorod, 978-1015 Hryvnia ₴1 obverse 1996–1997
obverse 1997–2004
obverse 2004–2006
Yaroslav I 978-1054 Prince of Kiev and Novgorod Hryvnia ₴2 obverse 1996–1997
obverse 1997–2001
obverse 2001–2004
Bohdan Khmelnytsky 1595–1657 Hetman of Ukraine, 1648–1657 Hryvnia ₴5 obverse 1996–1997
obverse 1997–1998
obverse 1998–2001
obverse 2001–2004
Ivan Mazepa 1640–1709 Hetman of Ukraine, 1687–1708 Hryvnia ₴10 obverse 1996–1997
obverse 1997–2000
obverse 2000–2004
Ivan Franko 1856–1916 poet, writer, journalist Hryvnia ₴20 obverse 1996–1997
obverse 1997–2000
obverse 2000–2003
Mykhailo Hrushevsky 1866–1934 1st President of the Ukrainian People's Republic, 1917–1918 Hryvnia ₴50 obverse 1996–2004
Taras Shevchenko 1814–1861 poet; works considered to be the foundation of both modern Ukrainian language and literature Hryvnia ₴100 obverse 1996–2006
Lubid' 6th century Founder of Kiev Karbovanets 1, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 obverse 1991–1996
Kyi, Schek and Khoryv 6th century Founders of Kiev Karbovanets 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 obverse 1992–1996
Vladimir I 958-1015 Prince of Kiev and Novgorod, 978-1015 Karbovanets 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 200,000, 500,000 obverse 1993–1996
Taras Shevchenko 1814–1861 poet; works considered to be the foundation of both modern Ukrainian language and literature Karbovanets 1,000,000 obverse 1995–2006

United Kingdom[edit]

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Currency: Pound Sterling (£, 1158–Present in England; 1695–Present in Scotland)
See also Banknotes of the pound sterling.

Flag of England.svg Flag of Wales 2.svg England & Wales[edit]

Bank of England

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Charles Dickens 1812–1870 writer, social critic Pound Sterling £10 reverse 1992–2003
Edward Elgar 1857–1934 composer Pound Sterling £20 reverse 1999–2010
Elizabeth II 1926- Queen of the United Kingdom, 1952- Pound Sterling £1 obverse 1978–1988
£5 obverse 1971–1991
obverse 1990–2003
£10 obverse 1975–1994
obverse 1992–2003
obverse 1999–2010
£20 obverse 1970–1993
obverse 1991–2001
£50 obverse 1981–1996
Michael Faraday 1791–1867 physicist and chemist; significantly contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry Pound Sterling £20 reverse 1991–2001
Isaac Newton 1643–1727 physicist, mathematician, astronomer Pound Sterling £1 reverse 1978–1988
Florence Nightingale 1820–1910 pioneer of modern nursing[a] Pound Sterling £10 reverse 1975–1994
William Shakespeare 1564–1616 playwright, poet; regarded as the greatest writer of the English language Pound Sterling £20 reverse 1970–1993
George Stephenson 1781–1848 invented the steam engine locomotive Pound Sterling £5 reverse 1990–2003
Arthur Wellesley 1769–1852 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814–1852; Prime Minister, 1828–1830 and 1834 Pound Sterling £5 reverse 1971–1991
Christopher Wren 1632–1723 architect; designer of St. Paul's Cathedral Pound Sterling £50 reverse 1981–1996

Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland[edit]

Clydesdale Bank

See also: Clydesdale Bank
Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
Robert the Bruce 1274–1329 King of the Scots 1306-1329. £1 obverse 1971-c.1989
David Livingstone 1813–1873 Scottish missionary and explorer in Central Africa. £10 obverse 1971–1998
Lord Kelvin 1824–1907 mathematical physicist and engineer £20 obverse 1971-c.1989

United States[edit]

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Currency: Dollar ($, 1792–Present)
See also Federal Reserve Note and Large denominations of United States currency.

Person Years of Birth/Death Reason for Honor Currency Denomination Obverse or Reverse Years of Circulation
William Bradford 1590–1657 2nd Governor of Plymouth Colony, 1621–1651 Dollar $10,000 reverse 1918–1928
William Brewster 1566–1644 leader and pastor of Plymouth Colony Dollar $10,000 reverse 1918–1928
John Carver 1576–1621 1st Governor of Plymouth Colony, 1620–1621 Dollar $10,000 reverse 1918–1928
Salmon P. Chase 1808–1873 25th Secretary of the Treasury, 1861–1864 Dollar $10,000 obverse 1918–1928
1929–1969
Grover Cleveland 1837–1908 22nd and 24th President, 1885–1889 and 1893–1897 Dollar $1,000 obverse 1929–1969
Hernando de Soto 1496/7-1542 Spanish explorer; discoverer of the Mississippi River, 1542 Dollar $500 reverse 1918–1928
Elbridge Gerry 1744–1814 Delegate, Continental Congress, 1782–1785 Dollar $5,000 reverse 1918–1928
Alexander Hamilton 1755/7-1804 1st Secretary of the Treasury, 1789–1795 Dollar $1,000 obverse 1918–1928
Thomas Jefferson 1743–1826 Delegate, Continental Congress, 1783–1784 Dollar $5,000 reverse 1918–1928
James Madison 1751–1836 Delegate, Continental Congress, 1780–1783 Dollar $5,000 reverse 1918–1928
4th President, 1809–1817 obverse 1929–1969
John Marshall 1755–1835 4th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1801–1835 Dollar $500 obverse 1918–1928
William McKinley 1843–1901 25th President, 1897–1901 Dollar $500 obverse 1929–1969
Thomas Mifflin 1744–1800 President of the United States in Congress Assembled, 1783–1784 Dollar $5,000 reverse 1918–1928
James Monroe 1758–1831 Delegate, Continental Congress, 1783–1786 Dollar $5,000 reverse 1918–1928
John Robinson 1575–1625 organizer of the Mayflower voyage Dollar $10,000 reverse 1918–1928
Myles Standish 1584–1656 military commander of Plymouth Colony Dollar $10,000 reverse 1918–1928
George Washington 1732–1799 Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, 1775–1783 Dollar $5,000 reverse 1918–1928

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Current Banknotes : Bank of Scotland". The Committee of Scottish Bankers (CSCB). Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Current issue notes". Royal Bank of Scotland. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Commemorative notes". Royal Bank of Scotland. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Scotland new 10-pound commemorative note confirmed". Banknote News. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Current Banknotes : Clydesdale Bank". The Committee of Scottish Bankers (CSCB). Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  1. ^ Design incorporating Florence Nightingale suggested by Sydney Selwyn.

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