List of people on banknotes

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This is a list of people on the banknotes of different countries. The customary design of banknotes in most countries is a portrait of a notable citizen (living and/or deceased) on the front (or obverse) or on the back (or reverse) of the banknotes, unless the subject is featured on both sides.

Abkhazia[edit]

Abkhazia Currency: Apsar (since 2008)

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Vladislav Arynba 1945–2010 1st President of Abkhazia (1994–2005) 500 apsars Obverse 2018 (commemorative)

Albania[edit]

Albania Currency: Lek (pl. Lekë) (since 1926)
Symbol: L

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Fan Noli 1882–1965 Priest and politician 100 Lekë Obverse 1996
Naim Frashëri 1846–1900 Poet and writer 200 Lekë Obverse 1996
Ismail Qemali 1844–1921 1st Head of State of Albania (1912); 1st Prime Minister of Albania (1912–1914); 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs (1912–1913) 500 Lekë Obverse 1996
Pjetër Bogdani 1630–1689 Writer and poet 1,000 Lekë Obverse 1996
King Gent (Gentius) ?-167 BC Last Illyrian king of the Ardiaean State 2,000 Lekë Obverse 2007
George Kastrioti (Skanderbeg) 1405–1468 Prince of Kastrioti (1443–1468) 5,000 Lekë Obverse 1996
Aleksandër Stavre Drenova (Asdreni) 1872–1947 Poet; known for writing the National Anthem of Albania Himni i Flamurit 10,000 Lekë Obverse 2018

Angola[edit]

Angola Currency: Kwanza (since 1999)
Symbol: Kz

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Agostinho Neto and José Eduardo dos Santos 1922–1979 (Agostinho Neto); 1942– (José Eduardo dos Santos) President of Angola (1975–1979) (Agostinho Neto); President of Angola (1979–2017) (José Eduardo dos Santos) All (1–2,000 kwanzas) Obverse 1999
Agostinho Neto and José Eduardo dos Santos 1922–1979 (Agostinho Neto); 1942– (José Eduardo dos Santos) President of Angola (1975–1979) (Agostinho Neto); President of Angola (1979–2017) (José Eduardo dos Santos) All (5-5,000 kwanzas) Obverse 2012 and 2017
Agostinho Neto 1922–1979 President of Angola (1975–1979) All (200-10,000 kwanzas) Obverse 2020

Argentina[edit]

Argentina Currency: Peso (since 1992)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Manuel Belgrano 1770–1820 Economist, lawyer, politician, and military leader; took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina $10 Obverse (1999 and 2016); Reverse (2016) 1999 and 2016
Juana Azurduy de Padilla 1780 or 1781–1862 Guerrilla military leader $10 Reverse 2016
Juan Manuel de Rosas 1793–1877 Politician and army officer who ruled Buenos Aires Province and briefly the Argentine Confederation $20 Obverse 2000
Domingo Sarmiento 1811–1888 7th President of Argentina (1868–1874) $50 Obverse 1999
Antonio Rivero 1808–? Leading an unsuccessful resistance against the British in 1833 $50 Reverse 2015
Julio Argentino Roca 1843–1914 14th President of Argentina (2 Terms: October 12, 1880 – October 12, 1886; October 12, 1898 – October 12, 1904) $100 Obverse 1999
María Eva Duarte de Perón 1919–1952 First Lady of Argentina (1946–1952) $100 Obverse 2012

Armenia[edit]

Armenia Currency: Dram (since 1993)
Symbol: ֏

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Aram Khachaturian 1903–1978 Composer ֏ 50 Obverse 1998
Victor Ambartsumian 1908–1996 Scientist and one of the founders of theoretical astrophysics ֏ 100 Obverse 1998
Alexander Tamanian 1878–1936 Architect ֏ 500 Obverse 1999
Yeghishe Charents 1897–1937 Poet, writer and public activist ֏ 1,000 Obverse 1999
Paruyr Sevak 1924–1971 Poet, translator and literary critic ֏ 1,000 Both 2018
Tigran Petrosian 1929–1984 Grandmaster and World Chess Champion (1963–1969) ֏ 2,000 Both 2018
Hovhannes Tumanyan 1869–1923 Writer and public activist ֏ 5,000 Obverse 1999
William Saroyan 1908–1981 Armenian-American novelist, playwright and short story writer; awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1940 and won an Academy Award for Best Story for the film adaptation of his novel The Human Comedy in 1943 ֏ 5,000 Both 2018
Avetik Isahakyan 1875–1957 Lyric writer, poet and public activist ֏ 10,000 Obverse 2003
Soghomon Soghomonian (Komitas) 1869–1935 Priest, musicologist, composer, arranger, singer, and choirmaster; founder of Armenian national school of music; Recognized as one of the pioneers of ethnomusicology ֏ 10,000 Both 2018
Martiros Saryan 1880–1972 Painter ֏ 20,000 Obverse 2007
Ivan Aivazovsky 1817–1900 Painter ֏ 20,000 Both 2018
Gregory the Illuminator and Tiridates III the Great c.257-c.331 (Gregory the Illuminator); 250–300 (Tiridates III the Great) Patron saint of Armenia and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church (Gregory the Illuminator); King of Arsacid Armenia (287–330) ֏ 50,000 Reverse 2001 (commemorative)
Gregory the Illuminator c.257-c.331 Patron saint of Armenia and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church ֏ 50,000 Both 2018
King Abgar V of Edessa 4 BC-7 AD and 13–50 AD King of Osroene ֏ 100,000 Both 2009

Artsakh[edit]

Republic of Artsakh Currency: Artsakh dram (since 2004)

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Gregory the Illuminator 257–331 Patron saint of Armenia and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church 2 dram Obverse 2004

Australia[edit]

Australia Currency: Dollar (since 1966)
Symbol: A$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Edith Cowan 1861–1932 Suffragette; the first woman elected to the Parliament of Australia (1920–1924) $50 reverse 1995
Elizabeth II* 1926–2022 Queen of Australia (1952–2022) $5 obverse 1992
John Flynn 1880–1951 Founder of the 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
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
David Unaipon 1872–1967 Inventor and writer $50 obverse 1995

The Bahamas[edit]

The Bahamas Currency: Dollar (since 1966)
Symbol: B$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Elizabeth II 1926–2022 Queen of the United Kingdom (1952–2022) and Queen of the Bahamas (1973–2022) B$1/2 (50 cents) Obverse 1965
Lynden Oscar Pindling 1930–2000 1st Prime Minister of the Bahamas (1973–1992) B$1 Obverse 2001
Elizabeth II 1926–2022 Queen of the United Kingdom (1952–2022) and Queen of the Bahamas (1973–2022) B$3 Obverse 1984
Cecil Wallace-Whitfield 1930–1990 B$5 Obverse 1995
Elizabeth II 1926–2022 Queen of the United Kingdom (1952–2022) and Queen of the Bahamas (1973–2022) B$10 Obverse 1984
Stafford Lofthouse Sands 1913–1972 Minister of Finance of the Bahamas; "Father of Tourism" of the Bahamas B$10 Obverse 2001
Milo Boughton Butler 1906–1979 Governor-General of the Bahamas (1973–1979) B$20 Obverse 1993
Roland Theodore Symonette 1898–1980 1st Premier of the Bahamas (1964–1967) B$50 Obverse 2000
Elizabeth II 1926–2022 Queen of the United Kingdom (1952–2022) and Queen of the Bahamas (1973–2022) B$100 Obverse 1974
Arthur Dion Hanna 1928-2021 7th Governor-General of the Bahamas (2006-2012) B$100 Obverse 2021

Bahrain[edit]

Bahrain Currency: Dinar (since 1965)
Symbol: BD

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifa 1950– King of Bahrain (2002–) 10 dinars Obverse 2006
Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifa 1950– King of Bahrain (2002–) 20 dinars Obverse 2001

Bangladesh[edit]

Bangladesh Currency: Taka (since 1972)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 1920–1975 1st President of Bangladesh (1971–1972); 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972–1975); 4th President of Bangladesh (January 25, 1975 – August 15, 1975) ৳2 Obverse 2011
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 1920–1975 1st President of Bangladesh (1971–1972); 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972–1975); 4th President of Bangladesh (January 25, 1975 – August 15, 1975) ৳5 Obverse 2011
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 1920–1975 1st President of Bangladesh (1971–1972); 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972–1975); 4th President of Bangladesh (January 25, 1975 – August 15, 1975) ৳10 Obverse 2011
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 1920–1975 1st President of Bangladesh (1971–1972); 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972–1975); 4th President of Bangladesh (January 25, 1975 – August 15, 1975) ৳20 Obverse 2011
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 1920–1975 1st President of Bangladesh (1971–1972); 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972–1975); 4th President of Bangladesh (January 25, 1975 – August 15, 1975) ৳50 Obverse 2011
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 1920–1975 1st President of Bangladesh (1971–1972); 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972–1975); 4th President of Bangladesh (January 25, 1975 – August 15, 1975) ৳100 Obverse 1972
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 1920–1975 1st President of Bangladesh (1971–1972); 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972–1975); 4th President of Bangladesh (January 25, 1975 – August 15, 1975) ৳200 Both 2020
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 1920–1975 1st President of Bangladesh (1971–1972); 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972–1975); 4th President of Bangladesh (January 25, 1975 – August 15, 1975) ৳500 Obverse 2011
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 1920–1975 1st President of Bangladesh (1971–1972); 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972–1975); 4th President of Bangladesh (January 25, 1975 – August 15, 1975) ৳1,000 Obverse 2011
Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Sheikh Hasina Wazed 1947– Prime Minister of Bangladesh (2009–) ৳70 Reverse 2018 (commemorative)

Barbados[edit]

Barbados Currency: Dollar (since 1935)
Symbol: $/Bds$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
John Redman Bovell 1855–1928 Scientist and agronomist credited with saving the sugar industry in Barbados $2 Obverse 1980
Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell 1924–1967 Cricket player and senator of Jamaica $5 Obverse 1973
Charles Duncan O'Neal 1879–1936 Physician and founder of the Democratic League $10 Obverse 1973
Samuel Jackman Prescod 1806–1871 Journalist, Politician, Judge; National Hero of Barbados $20 Obverse 1973
Errol Walton Barrow 1920–1987 1st Prime Minister of Barbados (1966–1976; 1986–1987) $50 Obverse 1989
Grantley Herbert Adams 1898–1971 1st Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation (1958–1962); 1st Premier of Barbados (1953–1958) $100 Obverse 1973

Bhutan[edit]

Bhutan Currency: Ngultrum (since 1974)
Symbol: Nu

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Jigme Singye Wangchuck 1955– King of Bhutan (1972–2006) 10 ngultrum Obverse 2006
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 1980– King of Bhutan (2006–) 20 ngultrum Obverse 2006
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 1980– King of Bhutan (2006–) 50 ngultrum Obverse 2008
Jigme Singye Wangchuck 1955– King of Bhutan (1972–2006) 100 ngultrum Obverse 2006
Jetsun Pema 1990– Queen consort of Bhutan (2011) 100 ngultrum Obverse 2011 (commemorative)
Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck 2016– Crown Prince of Bhutan (2016–) 100 ngultrum Obverse 2017 (commemorative)
Ugyen Wangchuck 1862–1926 King of Bhutan (1907–1926) 500 ngultrum Obverse 2006
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 1980– King of Bhutan (2006–) 1,000 ngultrum Obverse 2008

Bolivia[edit]

Bolivia Currency: Boliviano (since 1987)
Symbol: Bs

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Cecilio Guzmán de Rojas 1899–1950 Painter 10 bolivianos Obverse 1986
José Santos Vargas 10 bolivianos Obverse 2018
Apiaguaiki Tumpa 1863–1892 Messianic leader of the Eastern Bolivian Guarani (Chiriguanos) people 10 bolivianos Obverse 2018
Eustaquio Méndez 10 bolivianos Obverse 2018
Pantaleón Dalence Jiménez 20 bolivianos Obverse 1986
Genoveva Ríos 1865 Defending the Flag of Bolivia during an invasion by Chile in 1879 20 bolivianos Obverse 2018
Tomás Katari died in 1781 Quechua chief who, in claiming indigenous rights, led a popular uprising in Upper Peru (present-day Bolivia) in the 18th century 20 bolivianos Obverse 2018
Pedro Ignacio Muiba 20 bolivianos Obverse 2018
Melchor Pérez de Holguín 50 bolivianos Obverse 1986
José Manuel Baca ("Cañoto") 50 bolivianos Obverse 2018
Bruno Racua 50 bolivianos Obverse 2018
Pablo Zárate ("Willka") died in 1905 Officer of the Bolivian Army; led one of the largest Indian rebellions in the history of Bolivia 50 bolivianos Obverse 2018
Gabriel René Moreno 100 bolivianos Obverse 1986
Franz Tamayo 1878–1956 Intellectual, writer, and politician 200 bolivianos Obverse 1986
Bartolina Sisa c.1750s–1782 Aymara woman, an indigenous heroine and the wife of Túpac Katari 200 bolivianos Obverse 2019
Túpac Katari c.1750s–1781 Aymara leader of a major insurrection in colonial-era Upper Peru (now Bolivia), laying siege to La Paz for six months 200 bolivianos Obverse 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina Currency: Convertible mark (since 1998)
Symbol: KM

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Mak Dizdar 1917–1971 Poet 10 convertible marka Obverse 1998 (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina issue)
Aleksa Šantić 1868–1924 Poet 10 convertible marka Obverse 1998 (Republika Srpska issue)
Antun Branko Šimić 1898–1925 Poet 20 convertible marka Obverse 1998 (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina issue)
Filip Višnjić 1767–1834 Poet and guslar (gulse player) 20 convertible marka Obverse 1998 (Republika Srpska issue)
Musa Ćazim Ćatić 1878–1915 Poet 50 convertible marka Obverse 1998 (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina issue)
Jovan Dučić 1871–1943 Poet 50 convertible marka Obverse 1998 (Republika Srpska issue)
Nikola Šop 1904–1982 Poet 100 convertible marka Obverse 1998 (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina issue)
Petar Kočić 1877–1916 Poet 100 convertible marka Obverse 1998 (Republika Srpska issue)
Ivo Andrić 1892–1975 Novelist, short story writer and winner of the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature 200 convertible marka Obverse 2002

Botswana[edit]

Botswana Currency: Pula (since 1976)
Symbol: P

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Seretse Khama Ian Khama 1953– 4th President of Botswana (2008–2018) 10 pula Obverse 2009
Mokgweetsi Masisi 1962- 5th President of Botswana (2018-) 10 pula Obverse 2020
Kgalemang Tumedisco Motsete Writer and composer of Botswana's national anthem 20 pula Obverse 1999
Seretse Goitsebeng Maphiri Khama 1921–1980 1st President of Botswana (1966–1980) 50 pula Obverse 2000
Sebele I, Bathoen I, and Khama III 1892–1911 (Sebele I); 1845–1910 (Bathoen I); ca. 1837–1923 (Khama III) Kgosi (Chief) of the Kwena tribe (1892–1911) (Sebele I); Kgosi (Chief) of the Bamangwato people of Bechuanaland; responsible for making Bechuanaland a protectorate of Great Britain 100 pula Obverse 2000

Brunei[edit]

Brunei Currency: Dollar (since 1967)
Symbol: B$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Hassanal Bolkiah 1946– Sultan of Brunei (1967–) 1 ringgit/dollar Obverse 1996
Hassanal Bolkiah 1946– Sultan of Brunei (1967–) 5 ringgit/dollars Obverse 1996
Hassanal Bolkiah 1946– Sultan of Brunei (1967–) 10 ringgit/dollars Obverse 1996
Hassanal Bolkiah 1946– Sultan of Brunei (1967–) 50 ringgit/dollars Obverse 1996 (paper); 2004 (polymer)
Hassanal Bolkiah 1946– Sultan of Brunei (1967–) 100 ringgit/dollars Obverse 1996 (paper); 2004 (polymer)
Hassanal Bolkiah 1946– Sultan of Brunei (1967–) 500 ringgit/dollars Obverse 2000
Omar Ali Saifuddien III 1914–1986 Sultan of Brunei (1950–1967) 500 ringgit/dollars Obverse 2006
Hassanal Bolkiah 1946– Sultan of Brunei (1967–) 1000 ringgit/dollars Obverse 2006
Hassanal Bolkiah 1946– Sultan of Brunei (1967–) 10,000 ringgit/dollars Obverse 2006

Bulgaria[edit]

Bulgaria Currency: Lev (pl. Leva) (since 1881)
Symbol: лв

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Ivan Rilski 876–946 Patron saint of Bulgaria 1 lev Obverse 1999
Pasiy Hilendàrski 1722–1773 Saint of Bulgaria 2 leva Obverse 1999
Ivan Milev 1897–1927 Bulgarian painter and scenographer, founder of Bulgarian Secession 5 leva Obverse 1999
Petar Beron 1799–1871 Educator 10 leva Obverse 1999
Stefan Stambolov 1854–1895 9th Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1887–1894) 20 leva Obverse 1999
Pencho Slaveykov 1866–1912 Poet 50 leva Obverse 1999
Aleko Konstantinov 1863–1897 Writer 100 leva Both 2003

Burundi[edit]

Burundi Currency: Franc (since 1916)
Symbol: FBu

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Prince Louis Rwagasore 1932–1961 Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Burundi (September 28, 1961 – October 13, 1961), Burundian nationalist and national hero 100 francs Obverse 1964
Prince Louis Rwagasore and Melchior Ndadaye 1932–1961 (Prince Louis Rwagasore); 1953–1993 (Melchior Ndadaye) Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Burundi (September 28, 1961 – October 13, 1961), Burundian nationalist and national hero (Prince Louis Rwagasore); President of Burundi (July 10, 1993 – October 21, 1993) (Melchior Ndadaye) 10,000 francs Obverse 2004

Cambodia[edit]

Cambodia Currency: Riel (since 1980)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Norodom Sihanouk 1922–2012 King of Cambodia (1941–1955; 1993–2005) 100 ៛ Obverse 2014
Norodom Sihamoni 1953– King of Cambodia (2004–) 500 ៛ Obverse 2014
Norodom Sihanouk 1922–2012 King of Cambodia (1941–1955; 1993–2005) 1,000 ៛ Obverse 2012 (commemorative)
Norodom Sihanouk 1922–2012 King of Cambodia (1941–1955; 1993–2005) 2,000 ៛ Obverse 2013 (commemorative)
Norodom Sihanouk 1922–2012 King of Cambodia (1941–1955; 1993–2005) 5,000 ៛ Obverse 2001
Norodom Sihanouk 1922–2012 King of Cambodia (1941–1955; 1993–2005) 10,000 ៛ Obverse 2001
Norodom Sihamoni 1953– King of Cambodia (2004–) 10,000 ៛ Obverse 2015
Norodom Sihamoni 1953– King of Cambodia (2004–) 20,000 ៛ Obverse 2008
Norodom Sihanouk 1922–2012 King of Cambodia (1941–1955; 1993–2005) 30,000 ៛ Both 2021 (commemorative)
Hun Sen 1952- Prime Minister of Cambodia (1984-) 30,000 ៛ Reverse 2021 (commemorative)
Norodom Sihanouk 1922–2012 King of Cambodia (1941–1955; 1993–2005) 50,000 ៛ Obverse 2001
Norodom Sihanouk 1922–2012 King of Cambodia (1941–1955; 1993–2005) 50,000 ៛ Obverse 2013
Norodom Sihanouk, Norodom Monineath and Norodom Sihamoni 1922–2012 (Norodom Sihanouk); 1936– (Norodom Monineath); 1953– (Norodom Sihamoni) King of Cambodia (1941–1955; 1993–2005 (Norodom Sihanouk)); Queen-consort of Cambodia (1993–2004 (Norodom Monineath)); King of Cambodia (2004– (Norodom Sihamoni)) 100,000 ៛ Both 2012 (commemorative)

Canada[edit]

Canada Currency: Dollar (since 1867)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Wilfrid Laurier* 1841–1919 7th Prime Minister of Canada (1896–1911) $5 Obverse 2013
John A. Macdonald* 1815–1891 1st Prime Minister of Canada (1867–1873 and 1878–1891) $10 Obverse 2013
George-Étienne Cartier 1814–1873 Premier of Canada East (1858–1862) $10 Obverse 2017 (commemorative)
Agnes Macphail 1890–1954 Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament (1948–1951) $10 Obverse 2017 (commemorative)
James Gladstone 1887–1971 Senator for Lethbridge, Alberta (1958–1971) $10 Obverse 2017 (commemorative)
Viola Desmond 1914–1965 Challenging racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1946 $10 Obverse 2018
Elizabeth II 1926–2022 Queen of Canada (1952-2022) $20 Obverse 2012
William Lyon Mackenzie King* 1874–1950 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921–1926, 1926–1930 and 1935–1948) $50 Obverse 2012
Robert Borden* 1854–1937 8th Prime Minister of Canada (1911–1920) $100 Obverse 2011

Cape Verde[edit]

Cape Verde Currency: Escudo (since 1914)
Symbol: Cifrão symbol.svg

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Henrique Teixeira de Sousa 1919–2006 Doctor and author 200Cifrão symbol.svg00 Obverse 2014
Baltasar Lopes da Silva 1907–1989 Writer, poet and linguist 500Cifrão symbol.svg00 Obverse 1992
Roberto Duarte Silva 1837–1889 Chemist 500Cifrão symbol.svg00 Obverse 2007
Jorge Barbosa 1902–1971 Poet 500Cifrão symbol.svg00 Obverse 2015
António Aurélio Gonçalves 1901–1984 Writer, critic, historian and professor 1,000Cifrão symbol.svg00 Obverse 2007
Codé di Dona 1940–2010 Musician and composer 1,000Cifrão symbol.svg00 Obverse 2014
Eugénio Tavares 1867–1930 Poet 2,000Cifrão symbol.svg00 Obverse 1999
Cesária Évora 1941–2011 Singer 2,000Cifrão symbol.svg00 Obverse 2014
Aristides Maria Pereira 1923–2011 1st President of Cape Verde (1975–1991) 5,000Cifrão symbol.svg00 Obverse 2015

Chile[edit]

Chile Currency: Peso (since 1975)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Ignacio Carrera Pinto 1848–1882 Hero of the War of the Pacific 1,000 pesos Obverse 1978
Manuel Xavier Rodríguez Erdoíza 1785–1818 Lawyer and guerrilla fighter; founder of Chile 2,000 pesos Obverse 1997
Gabriela Mistral 1889–1957 Poet-diplomat, educator and feminist; received the Nobel Prize in Literature 5,000 pesos Obverse 1981
Arturo Prat 1848–1879 Lawyer and Navy officer 10,000 pesos Obverse 1989
Andrés Bello 1781–1865 Humanist, diplomat, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist 20,000 pesos Obverse 1998

China[edit]

China Currency: Renminbi (since 1948)
Symbol: ¥

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Mao Zedong* 1893–1976 1st Chairman of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (1945–1976); 1st Chairman of the Central Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (1943–1969); Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Military Commission (August 23, 1945 – 1949; September 8, 1954 – September 9, 1976); 1st Chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC (1949–1954); Honorary Chairman (1954–1976); 1st Chairman of the People's Republic of China (1954–1959); Member of the National People's Congress (1954–1959; 1964–1976) ¥1 obverse 2004
¥5 obverse 2002
¥10 obverse 2001
¥20 obverse 2000
¥50 obverse 2001
¥100 obverse 1999

Colombia[edit]

Colombia Currency: Peso (since 1837)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Jorge Eliécer Gaitán 1903–1948 5th Minister of Labour, Health and Social Welfare of Colombia (1943–1944); Minister of National Education of Colombia (1940–1941); Mayor of Bogotá (1936–1937) 1,000 pesos Both 2001
Francisco José de Paula Santander y Omaña 1792–1840 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (1832–1837); 2nd Vice President of the Republic of Colombia (1821–1827) 2,000 pesos Obverse 1996
Débora Arango Pérez 1907–2005 Artist 2,000 pesos Obverse 2016
José Asunción Silva 1865–1896 Poet 5,000 pesos Obverse 1997 and 2015
Policarpa Salavarrieta 1795–1817 Seamstress and spy 10,000 pesos Obverse 1995
Virginia Gutiérrez de Pineda 1921–1999 Anthropologist 10,000 pesos Obverse 2016
Julio Garavito Armero 1865–1920 Astronomer 20,000 pesos Obverse 1996
Alfonso López Michelsen 1913–2007 24th President of Colombia (1974–1978) 20,000 pesos Obverse 2015
Jorge Isaacs Ferrer 1837–1895 Writer, politician and soldier 50,000 pesos Obverse 2000
Gabriel García Márquez 1927–2014 Novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist 50,000 pesos Obverse 2015
Carlos Lleras Restrepo 1908–1994 22nd President of Colombia (1966–1970) 100,000 pesos Obverse 2015

Comoros[edit]

Comoros Currency: Franc (since 1920)
Symbol: CF

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Saïd Mohamed Ben Chech Abdallah Cheikh 1904–1970 Head of the Government of Comoros (1962–1970) 5,000 francs Obverse 1976
Al-Habib Seyyid Omar Bin Sumeit 10,000 francs Obverse 1997

Congo, Democratic Republic (Congo-Kinshasa)[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo Currency: Franc (since 1997)
Symbol: FC

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Patrice Lumumba 1925–1961 Prime Minister of Congo-Léopoldville (June 24 – September 14, 1960) 1 franc Reverse 1997

Costa Rica[edit]

Costa Rica Currency: Colón (since 1896)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Braulio Carrillo Colina 1800–1845 Head of State (1st term: 1835–1837; 2nd term: 1838–1842) ₡1000 obverse 2009
Mauro Fernández Acuña 1843–1905 Politician and lawyer ₡2000 obverse 2009
Alfredo González Flores 1877–1962 President of Costa Rica (1914–1917) ₡5000 obverse 2009
José Figueres Ferrer 1906–1990 President of Costa Rica (1st term (32nd President of Costa Rica): 1948–1949; 2nd term (34th President of Costa Rica): 1953–1958; 3rd term (38th President of Costa Rica): 1970–1974 ₡10,000 obverse 2009
Carmen Lyra (born Maria Isabel Carvajal) 1887–1949 Costa Rican writer and member of the Communist Party of Costa Rica ₡20,000 obverse 2009
Romualdo Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno 1859–1945 President of Costa Rica (1st term: 1910–1914; 2nd term: 1924–1928; 3rd term: 1932–1936) ₡50,000 obverse 2009

Croatia[edit]

Croatia Currency: Kuna (since 1994)
Symbol: kn

Person Lifespan 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

Cuba[edit]

Cuba Currency: Cuban peso (since 1857)
Symbol: $, $MN

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
José Martí and Fidel Castro 1853–1895 (José Martí); 1926–2016 (Fidel Castro) National hero of Cuba, poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist (José Martí); Prime Minister (1959–1976), President of Cuba (1976–2008) (Fidel Castro) 1 peso both 2001
Ernesto "Che" Guevara 1928–1967 Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist 3 pesos both 2004
Antonio Maceo Grajales 1845–1895 Lt. General 5 pesos both 1997
Máximo Gómez y Báez 1836–1905 Major General in the Ten Years' War (1868–1878) and Commander in Cuba's War of Independence (1895–1898) 10 pesos obverse 1997
Camilo Cienfuegos 1932–1959 Cuban revolutionary 20 pesos obverse 1998
Calixto García Iñiguez 1839–1898 General in three uprisings: part of the Cuban War of Independence, the Ten Years' War, the Little War and the War of 1895 50 pesos obverse 1998
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes 1819–1874 Cuban planter who freed his slaves and made the declaration of Cuban independence 100 pesos obverse 2001
Frank País 1934–1957 Cuban revolutionary who campaigned for the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista's government in Cuba 200 pesos obverse 2010 (2015)
Ignacio Agramonte 1841–1873 Cuban revolutionary 500 pesos obverse 2010 (2015)
Julio Antonio Mella McPartland 1903–1929 Founder of the "internationalized" Cuban Communist Party 1,000 pesos obverse 2010 (2015)

Czech Republic[edit]

Czech Republic Currency: Czech koruna (since 1993)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Charles IV 1346–1348 King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor 100 Kč obverse 1993
Alois Rašín 1867–1923 Economist and politician 100 Kč obverse 2018 (commemorative)
John Amos Comenius 1592–1670 Bishop of Unity of the Brethren 200 Kč obverse 1993
Božena Němcová 1820–1862 Author 500 Kč obverse 1993
František Palacký 1798–1876 Historian and politician 1000 Kč obverse 1993
Emmy Destinn 1878–1930 Czech operatic soprano 2000 Kč obverse 1993
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk 1850–1937 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918–1935) 5000 Kč obverse 1993

Denmark[edit]

Denmark Currency: Krone (since 1873)
Symbol: kr

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 the 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 and violinist 100 kr obverse 1999–2010

Djibouti[edit]

Djibouti Currency: Franc (since 1948)
Symbol:Fdj

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Ali Ahmed Oudoum 1913–1988 1,000 francs Obverse 2005
Mahmoud Harbi 1921–1960 Vice President of the Government Council of French Somaliland (1957–1958) 5,000 francs Obverse 2002
Hassan Gouled Aptidon 1916–2006 1st President of Djibouti (1977–1999) 10,000 francs Obverse 1999

Dominican Republic[edit]

Dominican Republic Currency: Peso (since 1844)
Symbol: $/RD$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Gregorio Luperón 1839–1897 20th President of the Dominican Republic (1879–1880) 20 pesos oro obverse 2010
Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, Juan Pablo Duarte and Matías Ramón Mella 1817–1861 (Francisco del Rosario Sánchez); 1813–1876 (Juan Pablo Duarte); 1816–1864 (Matías Ramón Mella) Founding fathers of the Dominican Republic 100 pesos oro/pesos dominicanos obverse 2000 (pesos oro) and 2011 (pesos dominicanos)
Mirabal sisters (Patria Mercedes Mirabal Reyes, María Argentina Minerva Mirabal Reyes and Antonia María Teresa Mirabal Reyes) 1924–1960 (Patria Mercedes Mirabal Reyes), 1926–1960 (María Argentina Minerva Mirabal Reyes), 1935–1960 (Antonia María Teresa Mirabal Reyes) Three sisters that opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo 200 pesos oro/pesos dominicanos obverse 2007 (pesos oro) and 2013 (pesos dominicanos)
Salomé Ureña de Henríquez and Pedro Henríquez Ureña 1850–1897 (Salomé Ureña de Henríquez); 1884–1946 (Pedro Henríquez Ureña) Poet and pedagogist (Salomé Ureña de Henríquez); Essayist, philosopher, humanist, philologist and literary critic (Pedro Henríquez Ureña) 500 pesos oro/pesos dominicanos obverse 2000 (pesos oro) and 2011 (pesos dominicanos)
Emilio Prud’Homme and José Rufino Reyes y Siancas 1856–1932 (Emilio Prud’Homme); 1835–1905 (José Rufino Reyes y Siancas) Composers of the National Anthem of the Dominican Republic 2000 pesos oro/pesos dominicanos obverse 2000 (pesos oro) and 2011 (pesos dominicanos)

Eastern Caribbean States[edit]

Currency: Dollar (since 1965)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Elizabeth II 1926–2022 Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms (1952–2022) and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations (1952–2022) All ($5–100) Obverse 1993
William Arthur Lewis 1915–1991 Economist $100 Reverse 1993
Kenneth Dwight Venner c. 1946–2016 Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (1989–2015) $50 Reverse 2019

Egypt[edit]

Egypt Currency: Pound (since 1836)
Symbol: £E

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Ramesses II* 1302–1213 BC Pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty (1279–1213 BC) 50 PT. reverse 1996
LE 1 reverse 1979
Khafre* unknown Pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty (2558–2532 BC) LE 10 reverse 2003

Eswatini[edit]

Eswatini Currency: Lilangeni/Emalangeni (since 1974)
Symbol: L or E (pl.)

Person Years of Birth–Death Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Mswati III 1968– King of Eswatini (1986–) 10 emalangeni Obverse 1974
20 emalangeni
50 emalangeni
100 emalangeni
200 emalangeni

Fiji[edit]

Fiji Currency: Dollar (since 1969)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Ben Ryan 1971– Rugby union coach; known for coaching the Fiji sevens $7 Obverse 2017 (commemorative)
Osea Kolinisau 1985– Captain of the Fiji sevens $7 Obverse 2017 (commemorative)
Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama (Frank Bainimarama) 1954– Prime Minister of Fiji (2007–) $7 Reverse 2017 (commemorative)

The Gambia[edit]

The Gambia Currency: Dalasi (since 1971)
Symbol: D

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh 1965– 2nd President of the Gambia (1994–2016) All (5–200 Dalasis) Obverse 2015

Georgia[edit]

Georgia (country) Currency: Lari (1995– Present)
Symbol: GEL/Sign of Georgian Lari.svg

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

Ghana[edit]

Ghana Currency: Cedi (since 2007)
Symbol: GH₵

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori Atta 1916–2002 (Ebenezer Ako-Adjei); 1906–1979 (Edward Akufo-Addo); 1895–1965 (Joseph Boakye Danquah); 1909–1972 (Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah); 1902–1963 (Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey); 1910–1988 (William Ofori Atta) Leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (known as "The Big Six") GH₵1 Obverse 2007
Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah 1909–1972 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957–1960); 1st President of Ghana (1960–1966) GH₵2 Obverse 2010
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori Atta 1916–2002 (Ebenezer Ako-Adjei); 1906–1979 (Edward Akufo-Addo); 1895–1965 (Joseph Boakye Danquah); 1909–1972 (Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah); 1902–1963 (Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey); 1910–1988 (William Ofori Atta) Leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (known as "The Big Six") GH₵5 Obverse 2007
James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey 1875–1927 Intellectual, missionary, and teacher GH₵5 Obverse 2017 (commemorative)
2018 (regular issue)
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori Atta 1916–2002 (Ebenezer Ako-Adjei); 1906–1979 (Edward Akufo-Addo); 1895–1965 (Joseph Boakye Danquah); 1909–1972 (Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah); 1902–1963 (Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey); 1910–1988 (William Ofori Atta) Leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (known as "The Big Six") GH₵10 Obverse 2007
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori Atta 1916–2002 (Ebenezer Ako-Adjei); 1906–1979 (Edward Akufo-Addo); 1895–1965 (Joseph Boakye Danquah); 1909–1972 (Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah); 1902–1963 (Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey); 1910–1988 (William Ofori Atta) Leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (known as "The Big Six") GH₵20 Obverse 2007
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori Atta 1916–2002 (Ebenezer Ako-Adjei); 1906–1979 (Edward Akufo-Addo); 1895–1965 (Joseph Boakye Danquah); 1909–1972 (Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah); 1902–1963 (Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey); 1910–1988 (William Ofori Atta) Leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (known as "The Big Six") GH₵50 Obverse 2007
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori Atta 1916–2002 (Ebenezer Ako-Adjei); 1906–1979 (Edward Akufo-Addo); 1895–1965 (Joseph Boakye Danquah); 1909–1972 (Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah); 1902–1963 (Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey); 1910–1988 (William Ofori Atta) Leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (known as "The Big Six") GH₵100 Obverse 2019
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori Atta 1916–2002 (Ebenezer Ako-Adjei); 1906–1979 (Edward Akufo-Addo); 1895–1965 (Joseph Boakye Danquah); 1909–1972 (Francis Nwia Kofie Kwame Nkrumah); 1902–1963 (Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey); 1910–1988 (William Ofori Atta) Leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (known as "The Big Six") GH₵200 Obverse 2019

Gibraltar[edit]

Gibraltar Currency: Pound (since 1927)
Symbol: £

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Elizabeth II 1926–2022 Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1952–2022) and Head of the Commonwealth (1952–2022) All Obverse 1995
Tariq ibn Ziyad 670–720 General and Governor of Al-Andalus (711–712) £5 Reverse 1995
George Augustus Eliott 1717–1790 Governor of Londonderry (1774–1775); Governor of Gibraltar (1777–1790); Officer of the British Army during the Great Siege of Gibraltar £10 Reverse 1995
Horatio Nelson 1758–1805 Flag Officer of the Royal Navy £20 Reverse 1995
Winston Churchill 1874–1965 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940–1945; 1951–1955) £50 Reverse 1995
Joshua Hassan 1915–1997 1st and 3rd Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1st: 1964–1969; 3rd: 1972–1987); 1st Mayor of Gibraltar (1955–1969) £100 Reverse 2017 (commemorative)

Guatemala[edit]

Guatemala Currency: Quetzal (since 1925)
Symbol: Q

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Tecun Uman 1500–1524 Prince and Commander-and-Chief of the Quiche Realm during the Spanish Conquest 50 centavos Obverse 1972
José María Orellana 1872–1926 President of the Republic of Guatemala (1921–1926); responsible for the introduction of the quetzal as Guatemala's national currency 1 quetzal Obverse 1972 (paper), 2006 (polymer)
Justo Rufino Barrios 1835–1885 President of Guatemala (1873–1885) 5 quetzales Obverse 1969 (paper), 2011 (polymer)
Miguel García Granados 1809–1878 President of Guatemala (1871–1873) 10 quetzales Obverse 1971
Mariano Gálvez c. 1794–1862 Governor of Guatemala (1831–1838) 20 quetzales Obverse 1972
Carlos Zachrisson Minister of Finance (1923–1926) 50 quetzales Obverse 1974
Francisco Marroquín 1499–1563 Bishop of the Realm of Goathemala; Founder of San Carlos de Borromeo University 100 quetzales Obverse 1972
Sebastián Hurtado, Mariano Valverde and Germán Alcántara Composers of the marimba 200 quetzales Obverse 2009

Guernsey[edit]

Guernsey Currency: Pound (since 1921)
Symbol: £

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Queen Elizabeth II 1926–2022 Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms (1952–2022) All (£5–50) Obverse 1994
Daniel de Lisle Brock 1762–1842 Bailiff of Guernsey (1821–1842) £1 Reverse 1991
Thomas de la Rue 1793–1866 Printer; Founder of the De La Rue printing company £1 and £5 Reverse 2013 (commemorative £1); 1991 (£5)
Isaac Brock 1769–1812 Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (Acting) (1811–1812); Hero of Upper Canada £10 Reverse 1991
Lord de Saumarez 1757–1836 Admiral of the British Royal Navy, 1st Baron de Saumarez £20 Reverse 1991

Haiti[edit]

Haiti Currency: Gourde (since 1872)
Symbol: G

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Catherine Flon Arcahaie fl.1803 Responsible for the creation of the Flag of Haiti 10 Gourdes Obverse 1988
Sanité Bélair 1781–1805 Freedom fighter and revolutionary; lieutenant in the army of Toussaint Louverture 10 Gourdes Obverse 2004
François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture 1743–1803 Leader of the Haitian Revolution 20 Gourdes Obverse 2001
Fabre Geffrard 1806–1878 8th President of Haiti (1859–1867) 25 Gourdes Obverse 2004
Louis Étienne Félicité Lysius Salomon 1815–1888 13th President of Haiti (1879–1888) 50 Gourdes Obverse 1979
François Capois 1766–1806 Rebel slave and officer in the Haitian Revolution 50 Gourdes Obverse 2004
Henri Christophe 1767–1820 President of the State of Haiti (1807–1811); King of Haiti (1811–1820) 100 Gourdes Obverse 1979
Jean-Jacques Dessalines 1758–1806 Leader of the Haitian Revolution and Emperor of Haiti (1804–1806) 250 Gourdes Obverse 1979
Alexandre Sabès Pétion 1770–1818 1st President of Haiti (1806–1818) 500 Gourdes Obverse 1888
Florvil Hyppolite 1828–1896 16th President of Haiti (1889–1896) 1,000 Gourdes Obverse 1999

Honduras[edit]

Honduras Currency: Lempira (since 1931)
Symbol: L

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Lempira ?-1537 War chieftain of the Lencas L1 Obverse 1951
Marco Aurelio Soto 1846–1908 President of Honduras (1876–1883) L2 Obverse 1976
José Francisco Morazán Quezada 1792–1842 President of the Federal Republic of Central America (1830–1839) L5 Obverse 1950
José Trinidad Cabañas 1805–1871 Head of State of Honduras (1852–1855) L10 Obverse 1951
José Dionisio de la Trinidad de Herrera y Díaz del Valle 1781–1850 Head of State of Honduras (1824–1827) L20 Obverse 1951 (paper)
2008 (polymer)
Juan Manuel Gálvez Durón 1887–1972 39th President of Honduras (1949–1954) L50 Obverse 1976
José Cecilio del Valle 1780–1834 3rd President-elect of the Federal Republic of Central America L100 Obverse 1951
Ramón Rosa Soto 1848–1893 Lieutenant Secretary of Finance of Guatemala (1871–1873); Secretary of Education of Guatemala and Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala (1873–1876); Secretary General of Honduras (1876–1883) L500 Obverse 1995

Hungary[edit]

Hungary Currency: Forint (since 1946)
Symbol: Ft

Person Lifespan 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
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

Iceland[edit]

Iceland Currency: Króna (since 1874)
Symbol: kr

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Ingibjörg Benediktsdóttir 1640–1673 2nd wife of Gísli Þorláksson 5,000 kr obverse 1986
Jónas Hallgrímsson 1807–1845 Poet, author and naturalist 10,000 kr obverse 2013
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]

India Currency: Rupee (since 1947)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Mahatma Gandhi 1869–1948 Political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement All (₹5-2000) Obverse 2002 (₹5); 1996 (₹10); 2002 (₹20); 1997 (₹50); 1996 (₹100); 2017 (₹200); 2016 (₹500); 2016 (₹2000)

Indonesia[edit]

Indonesia Currency: Rupiah (since 1946)
Symbol: Rp

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Pattimura 1783–1817 Moluccan soldier; national hero 1000 Rp obverse 2000
Tjut Meutiah 1870–1910 Aceh fighter; national heroine 1000 Rp obverse 2016
Antasari 1809–1862 Sultan of Banjar; national hero 2000 Rp obverse 2009
Mohammad Husni Thamrin 1894–1941 Dutch era politician; national hero 2000 Rp obverse 2016
Tuanku Imam Bonjol 1772–1864 Leader of the Padri Movement in West Sumatra; national hero 5000 Rp obverse 2001
Idham Chalid 1921–2010 3rd Chairman of the MPR (1972–1977); national hero 5000 Rp obverse 2016
Mahmud Badaruddin II 1767–1862 8th Sultan of the Palembang Sultanate; national hero 10,000 Rp obverse 2005
Frans Kaisiepo 1921–1979 4th Governor of Papua (1964–1973); national hero 10,000 Rp obverse 2016
Oto Iskandar di Nata 1897–1945 Fighter for independence; national hero 20,000 Rp obverse 2004
Sam Ratulangi 1890–1949 Politician, journalist, and national hero 20,000 Rp obverse 2016
I Gusti Ngurah Rai 1917–1946 Commander of the Indonesian forces in Bali against the Dutch during the Indonesian War of Independence; national hero 50,000 Rp obverse 2005
Djuanda Kartawidjaja 1911–1963 10th Prime Minister of Indonesia (1957–1959); national hero 50,000 Rp obverse 2016
Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta 1901–1970 (Sukarno); 1902–1980 (Hatta) 1st President of Indonesia (1945–1967; Sukarno); 1st Vice-President of Indonesia (1945–1956; Hatta); independence declaration signers, national heroes (both) 100,000 Rp obverse 1999

Iran[edit]

Iran Currency: rial (since 1932)
Symbol: Rialsymbol.svg

Person Lifespan 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 1992
2000 ریال 2005
5000 ریال 1993
10,000 ریال 1992
20,000 ریال 2003
50,000 ریال 2005
100,000 ریال 2010

Iraq[edit]

Iraq Currency: Dinar (since 1932)
Symbol: ع.د

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Hasan Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) c. 965-c. 1040 Scientist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher 10,000 dinars Obverse 2003

Israel[edit]

Israel Currency: New Sheqel/Shekel (since 1985)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan 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 of Israel (1952–1963) ₪100 obverse
Moshe Sharett* 1894–1965 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1954–1955) ₪20 obverse
Zalman Shazar* 1889–1974 3rd President of Israel (1963–1973) ₪200 obverse
Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Rachel Bluwstein 1890–1931 Poet ₪20 obverse 2017
Shaul Tchernichovsky 1875–1943 ₪50 2014
Leah Goldberg 1911–1970 ₪100 2017
Nathan Alterman 1910–1970 ₪200 2015

Jamaica[edit]

Jamaica Currency: Dollar (since 1969)
Symbol: J$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Samuel Sharpe 1801–1832 Leader of the Jamaican Baptist War slave rebellion of 1831; National hero of Jamaica J$50 Obverse 1988
Donald Burns Sangster 1911–1967 2nd Prime Minister of Jamaica (February 23 – April 11, 1967) J$100 Obverse 1986
Nanny of the Maroons c.1685-c.1755 Leader of the Jamaican Maroons; National Heroine of Jamaica J$500 Obverse 1994
Michael Norman Manley 1924–1997 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica (1972–1980; 1989–1992) J$1,000 Obverse 2001
Hugh Lawson Shearer 1923–2004 3rd Prime Minister of Jamaica (1967–1972) J$5,000 Obverse 2009

Japan[edit]

Japan Currency: Yen (since 1870)
Symbol: ¥/円

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Hideyo Noguchi 1876–1928 Bacteriologist ¥1,000 obverse 2004
Kitasato Shibasaburō 1853–1931 Co-discoverer of the bubonic plague in Hong Kong in 1894, together with Alexandre Yersin ¥1,000 obverse 2024
Murasaki Shikibu 973 or 978 – 1014 or 1031 Author ¥2,000 reverse 2000
Higuchi Ichiyō 1872–1896 Author ¥5,000 obverse 2004
Tsuda Umeko 1864–1929 Educator; pioneer in education for women in Meiji period Japan ¥5,000 obverse 2024
Fukuzawa Yukichi* 1835–1901 Political theorist, entrepreneur, teacher, translator and author ¥10,000 obverse 2004
Shibusawa Eiichi 1840–1931 Industrialist; "father of Japanese capitalism" ¥10,000 obverse 2024

Jersey[edit]

Jersey Currency: Pound (since 1837)
Symbol: £

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Elizabeth II* 1926–2022 Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth (1952–2022) £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

Jordan[edit]

Jordan Currency: Dinar (since 1950)
Symbol: دينار

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Sharif Hussein bin Ali 1854–1931 Sharif and Emir of Mecca (1908–1924); King of the Kingdom of Hejaz (1916–1924) 1 dinar Obverse 2002
Abdullah I bin al-Hussein 1882–1951 Emir of Transjordan (1921–1946); King of Jordan (1946–1951) 5 dinars Obverse 2002
Talal bin Abdullah 1909–1972 King of Jordan (1951–1952) 10 dinars Obverse 2002
Hussein bin Talal 1935–1999 King of Jordan (1952–1999) 20 dinars Obverse 2002
Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein 1962– King of Jordan (1999–) 50 dinars Obverse 2002

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kazakhstan Currency: Tenge (since 1993)
Symbol:Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Al-Farabi c.872-c.950 Scholar Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg1 Obverse 1993
Suinbai Aronuly 1815–1898 Poet Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg3 Obverse 1993
Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly 1823–1896 Composer Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg5 Obverse 1993
Shoqan Walikhanov 1835–1865 Scholar, ethnographer, historian and participant of The Great Game; the father of modern Kazakh historiography and ethnography Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg10 Obverse 1993
Abai Qunanbaiuli 1845–1904 Poet, composer and philosopher Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg20 Obverse 1993
Abul Khair Khan 1693–1748 Khan Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg50 Obverse 1993
Ablai Khan 1711–1781 Khan Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg100 Obverse 1993
Al-Farabi c.872-c.950 Scholar All (Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg200 to Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg10,000) Obverse 1994 (Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg200, 500, and 1,000); 1996 (Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg2,000); 1998 (Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg5,000); 2003 (Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg10,000)
Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev 1940– 1st President of Kazakhstan (1991–2019) Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg10,000 Obverse 2016 (commemorative)
Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev 1940– 1st President of Kazakhstan (1991–2019) Kazakhstani tenge symbol.svg20,000 Reverse 2021 (commemorative)

Kenya[edit]

Kenya Currency: Shilling (since 1966)
Symbol: KSh

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta 1889–1978 Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964); 1st President of Kenya (1964–1978); Founding father of Kenya 50 shillings/shilingi Obverse 1966
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta 1889–1978 Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964); 1st President of Kenya (1964–1978); Founding father of Kenya 100 shillings/shilingi Obverse 1966
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta 1889–1978 Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964); 1st President of Kenya (1964–1978); Founding father of Kenya 200 shillings/shilingi Obverse 2004
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta 1889–1978 Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964); 1st President of Kenya (1964–1978); Founding father of Kenya 500 shillings/shilingi Obverse 2003
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta 1889–1978 Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964); 1st President of Kenya (1964–1978); Founding father of Kenya 1,000 shillings/shilingi Obverse 2003

North Korea[edit]

North Korea Currency: Won (since 1947)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Kim Il-sung 1912–1994 Founder of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea); Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (1950–1991); Chairman of the National Defence Commission (1972–1993); Chairman of the North Korea Bureau of the Communist Party of Korea (1945–1946); Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of North Korea (1946–1949); Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (1949–1966); General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (1966–1994); Deputy to the

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Supreme People's Assembly (1948–1994); Premier of North Korea (1948–1972); President of North Korea (1972–1994); Eternal President of the Republic/Eternal leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (1998–)

₩5000 obverse 2009

South Korea[edit]

South Korea Currency: Won (since 1962)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan 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 Fourth king of the Kingdom of Joseon (1418–1450) ₩10,000 obverse
Shin Saimdang 1504–1551 Artist, calligraphist, poet and writer ₩50,000 obverse 2009

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Kyrgyzstan Currency: Som (since 1993)
Symbol: сом/Som sign.svg

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Abdylas Maldybaev 1906–1978 Composer, actor, and operatic tenor singer; one of the composers of the state anthem of the Kirghiz SSR 1 som Obverse 1994
Bubusara Beyshenalieva 1926–1973 Kyrgyz ballerina 5 som Obverse 1994
Kasym Tynystanov 1901–1938 Scientist, politician and poet 10 som Obverse 1994
Togolok Moldo 1860–1942 Poet, Manaschi and folk songwriter 20 som Obverse 1994
Kurmanjan Datka 1811–1907 Stateswoman of Kyrgyzstan, who initiated annexation of that region to Russia 50 som Obverse 1994
Toktogul Satylganov 1864–1933 Kyrgyz Akyns – improvising poets and singers 100 som Obverse 1995
Alykul Osmonov 1915–1950 Poet 200 som Obverse 2000
Sayakbay Karalaev 1894–1971 Manaschi – reciter of the epic Kyrgyz poem Manas 500 som Both 2000
Yusuf Khass Hajib ?-1085 Chancellor of the Kara-Khanid Khanate, poet 1,000 som Obverse 2000
Suimenkul Chokmorov 1939–1992 Actor 5,000 som Obverse 2009

Laos[edit]

Laos Currency: Kip (since 1952)
Symbol: ₭ or ₭N

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Kaysone Phomvihane 1920–1992 1st Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (1955–1992); President of Laos (1991–1992) ₭2,000 Obverse 1997
Kaysone Phomvihane 1920–1992 1st Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (1955–1992); President of Laos (1991–1992) ₭5,000 Obverse 1997
Kaysone Phomvihane 1920–1992 1st Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (1955–1992); President of Laos (1991–1992) ₭10,000 Obverse 2002
Kaysone Phomvihane 1920–1992 1st Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (1955–1992); President of Laos (1991–1992) ₭20,000 Obverse 2002
Kaysone Phomvihane 1920–1992 1st Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (1955–1992); President of Laos (1991–1992) ₭50,000 Obverse 2004
Kaysone Phomvihane 1920–1992 1st Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (1955–1992); President of Laos (1991–1992) ₭100,000 Obverse 2011

Lesotho[edit]

Lesotho Currency: Loti/Maloti (since 1979)
Symbol: L or M (pl.)

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
King Moshoeshoe II (Constantine Bereng Seeiso) 1938–1996 King of Lesotho (1966–1996) 10 maloti Obverse 1979
King Moshoeshoe I 1786–1870 King of Lesotho (1822–1870) 10 maloti Obverse 2000
King Letsie III, King Moshoeshoe I and King Moshoeshoe II (Constantine Bereng Seeiso) 1963– (King Letsie III); 1786–1870 (King Moshoeshoe I); 1938–1996 (King Moshoeshoe II) King of Lesotho (1996–) (King Letsie III); King of Lesotho (1822–1870) (King Moshoeshoe I); King of Lesotho (1966–1996) (King Moshoeshoe II) 10 maloti Obverse 2009
King Moshoeshoe II (Constantine Bereng Seeiso) 1938–1996 King of Lesotho (1966–1996) 20 maloti Obverse 1981
King Moshoeshoe I 1786–1870 King of Lesotho (1822–1870) 20 maloti Obverse 1994
King Letsie III, King Moshoeshoe I and King Moshoeshoe II (Constantine Bereng Seeiso) 1963– (King Letsie III); 1786–1870 (King Moshoeshoe I); 1938–1996 (King Moshoeshoe II) King of Lesotho (1996–) (King Letsie III); King of Lesotho (1822–1870) (King Moshoeshoe I); King of Lesotho (1966–1996) (King Moshoeshoe II) 20 maloti Obverse 2009
King Moshoeshoe II (Constantine Bereng Seeiso) 1938–1996 King of Lesotho (1966–1996) 50 maloti Obverse 1981
King Moshoeshoe I 1786–1870 King of Lesotho (1822–1870) 50 maloti Obverse 1992
King Letsie III, King Moshoeshoe I and King Moshoeshoe II (Constantine Bereng Seeiso) 1963– (King Letsie III); 1786–1870 (King Moshoeshoe I); 1938–1996 (King Moshoeshoe II) King of Lesotho (1996–) (King Letsie III); King of Lesotho (1822–1870) (King Moshoeshoe I); King of Lesotho (1966–1996) (King Moshoeshoe II) 50 maloti Obverse 2009
King Moshoeshoe I 1786–1870 King of Lesotho (1822–1870) 100 maloti Obverse 1994
King Letsie III, King Moshoeshoe I and King Moshoeshoe II (Constantine Bereng Seeiso) 1963– (King Letsie III); 1786–1870 (King Moshoeshoe I); 1938–1996 (King Moshoeshoe II) King of Lesotho (1996–) (King Letsie III); King of Lesotho (1822–1870) (King Moshoeshoe I); King of Lesotho (1966–1996) (King Moshoeshoe II) 100 maloti Obverse 2009
King Moshoeshoe I 1786–1870 King of Lesotho (1822–1870) 200 maloti Obverse 1994
King Letsie III, King Moshoeshoe I and King Moshoeshoe II (Constantine Bereng Seeiso) 1963– (King Letsie III); 1786–1870 (King Moshoeshoe I); 1938–1996 (King Moshoeshoe II) King of Lesotho (1996–) (King Letsie III); King of Lesotho (1822–1870) (King Moshoeshoe I); King of Lesotho (1966–1996) (King Moshoeshoe II) 200 maloti Obverse 2016

Liberia[edit]

Liberia Currency: Dollar (since 1943)
Symbol: L$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Edward James Roye 1815–1872 5th President of Liberia (1870–1871) 5 Liberian dollars Obverse 1999
Joseph Jenkins Roberts 1809–1876 1st President of Liberia (1848–1856); 7th President of Liberia (1872–1876) 10 Liberian dollars Obverse 1999
William V. S. Tubman 1895–1971 19th President of Liberia (1944–1971) 20 Liberian dollars Obverse 1999
Samuel Kanyon Doe 1951–1990 21st President of Liberia (1980–1990) 50 Liberian dollars Obverse 1999
William Richard Tolbert, Jr. 1913–1980 20th President of Liberia (1971–1980) 100 Liberian dollars Obverse 1999

Libya[edit]

Libya Currency: Dinar (since 1971)
Symbol: LD/ل.د

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Omar Al-Mukhtār 1858–1931 Leading the native resistance to the Italian colonization of Libya 10 dinars Obverse 1971

Malawi[edit]

Malawi Currency: Kwacha (since 1971)
Symbol: MK

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
M’mbelwa II Inkosi ya Makhosi (Paramount Chief) 20 kwacha Obverse 2012
Gomani II ?-1954 Inkosi ya Makhosi (Paramount Chief) 50 kwacha Obverse 2012
James Frederick Sangala 1900–? Founding member of the Nyasaland African Congress 100 kwacha Obverse 2012
Rose Lomathinda Chibambo 1928–2016 Leader of the Nyasaland African Congress 200 kwacha Obverse 2012
John Chilembwe 1871–1915 Baptist pastor and educator; figure to the resistance to colonialism 500 kwacha Obverse 2012
Hastings Kamuzu Banda 1898–1997 1st President of Malawi (1966–1994); 1st Prime Minister of Malawi (1964–1966) 1,000 kwacha Obverse 2012

Malaysia[edit]

Malaysia Currency: Malaysian ringgit (since 1967)
Symbol: RM

Person Lifespan 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 1996–2005
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

Mauritius[edit]

Mauritius Currency: Rupee (since 1876)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Moilin Jean Ah-Chuen 1911–1991 Politician 25 rupees Obverse 1998
Joseph Maurice Paturau 50 rupees Obverse 1998
Renganaden Seeneevassen First Mauritanian Minister of Education 100 rupees Obverse 1998
Abdool Razack Mohamed 1906–1978 Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius (1967–1978) 200 rupees Obverse 1998
Sookdeo Bissoondoyal 1908–1977 Mauritian politician; one of the leading figures of the independence movement 500 rupees Obverse 1998
Charles Gaëtan Duval 1930–1996 Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius (1983–1988) 1,000 rupees Obverse 1998
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam 1900–1985 1st Chief Minister of Mauritius (1963–1968); Prime Minister of Mauritius (1976–1982); Chairman of the Organisation of African Unity (1976–1977); Governor-General of Mauritius (1983–1985) 2,000 rupees Obverse 1998

Mexico[edit]

Mexico Currency: Peso (since 1821)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 1648/51-1695 Nun, scholar and poet $200 obverse 1994
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 1648/51-1695 Nun, scholar and poet $100 obverse 2020
Miguel Hidalgo 1753–1811 Catholic priest; leader of Mexico's struggle for independence $1,000 obverse 2004
Miguel Hidalgo 1753–1811 Catholic priest; leader of Mexico's struggle for independence $200 obverse 2018
Benito Juárez 1806–1872 26th President of Mexico (1858–1872) $20 both (1996 paper and 2002 polymer issue); obverse (Series F) 1996
(polymer in 2002)
Benito Juárez 1806–1872 26th President of Mexico (1858–1872) $500 both 2018
José María Morelos 1765–1815 leader for Mexican independence $50 obverse 1996
(polymer in 2006)
José María Morelos 1765–1815 leader for Mexican independence $200 obverse 2018
Nezahualcoyotl 1402–1472 Texcocan king $100 obverse 1994
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo 1829–1862 Artists and Communist Party militants $500 obverse 2010
Venustiano Carranza 1859–1920 37th President of Mexico (1917–1920) $100 obverse 2017 (commemorative)
Luis Manuel Rojas 1871–1949 Journalist and politician, President of the Mexican Constituent Congress (1916–1917) $100 obverse 2017 (commemorative)
Francisco I. Madero 1873-1913 37th President of Mexico (1911-1913) $1000 obverse 2019
Hermila Galindo 1886-1954 Journalist and activist $1000 obverse 2019
Carmen Serdán 1875-1948 Revolutionary $1000 obverse 2019

Moldova[edit]

Moldova Currency: Leu (pl. Lei) (since 1992)
Symbol: L

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Stephen III (the Great) 1433–1504 Prince of the Principality of Moldavia (1457–1504) and Saint of the Romanian Orthodox Church All (1-1,000 lei) Obverse 1992

Mongolia[edit]

Mongolia Currency: Tögrög/Tugrik (since 1925)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Damdin Sükhbaatar 1893–1923 Founding member of the Mongolian People's Party, leader of the Mongolian partisan army, Father of the Mongolian Revolution ₮5 Obverse 1939
Damdin Sükhbaatar 1893–1923 Founding member of the Mongolian People's Party, leader of the Mongolian partisan army, Father of the Mongolian Revolution ₮10 Obverse 1939
Damdin Sükhbaatar 1893–1923 Founding member of the Mongolian People's Party, leader of the Mongolian partisan army, Father of the Mongolian Revolution ₮20 Obverse 1981
Damdin Sükhbaatar 1893–1923 Founding member of the Mongolian People's Party, leader of the Mongolian partisan army, Father of the Mongolian Revolution ₮50 Obverse 1939
Damdin Sükhbaatar 1893–1923 Founding member of the Mongolian People's Party, leader of the Mongolian partisan army, Father of the Mongolian Revolution ₮100 Obverse 1939
Genghis Khan 1162–1227 Founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire (1206–1227) ₮500 Obverse 1993
Genghis Khan 1162–1227 Founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire (1206–1227) ₮1,000 Obverse 1993
Genghis Khan 1162–1227 Founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire (1206–1227) ₮5,000 Obverse 1994
Genghis Khan 1162–1227 Founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire (1206–1227) ₮10,000 Obverse 1995
Genghis Khan 1162–1227 Founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire (1206–1227) ₮20,000 Obverse 2006

Morocco[edit]

Morocco Currency: Dirham (since 1960)
Symbol: د.م.

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Mohammed VI 1963– King of Morocco (1999–) 20 dirhams Obverse 2002
Mohammed VI 1963– King of Morocco (1999–) 20 dirhams Obverse 2013
Mohammed VI 1963– King of Morocco (1999–) 50 dirhams Obverse 2002
Mohammed VI 1963– King of Morocco (1999–) 50 dirhams Obverse 2013
Mohammed VI, Mohammed V and Hassan II 1963– (Mohammed VI); 1909–1961 (Mohammed V); 1929–1999 (Hassan II) King of Morocco (1927–1961) (Mohammed V); King of Morocco (1961–1999) (Hassan II); King of Morocco (1999–) (Mohammed VI) 100 dirhams Obverse 2002
Mohammed VI 1963– King of Morocco (1999–) 100 dirhams Obverse 2012
Mohammed VI and Hassan II 1963– (Mohammed VI); 1929–1999 (Hassan II) King of Morocco (1999–) (Mohammed VI); King of Morocco (1961–1999) (Hassan II) 200 dirhams Obverse 2002
Mohammed VI 1963– King of Morocco (1999–) 200 dirhams Obverse 2012

Mozambique[edit]

Mozambique Currency: Metical (since 1980)
Symbol: MT

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Samora Moisés Machel 1933–1986 Military commander, revolutionary, socialist leader and President of Mozambique (1975–1986) 20 meticais Obverse 2006
Samora Moisés Machel 1933–1986 Military commander, revolutionary, socialist leader and President of Mozambique (1975–1986) 50 meticais Obverse 2006
Samora Moisés Machel 1933–1986 Military commander, revolutionary, socialist leader and President of Mozambique (1975–1986) 100 meticais Obverse 2006
Samora Moisés Machel 1933–1986 Military commander, revolutionary, socialist leader and President of Mozambique (1975–1986) 200 meticais Obverse 2006
Samora Moisés Machel 1933–1986 Military commander, revolutionary, socialist leader and President of Mozambique (1975–1986) 500 meticais Obverse 2006
Samora Moisés Machel 1933–1986 Military commander, revolutionary, socialist leader and President of Mozambique (1975–1986) 1,000 meticais Obverse 2006

Namibia[edit]

Namibia Currency: Dollar (since 1993)
Symbol: N$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Hendrik Witbooi 1830–1905 King of the Namaqua people; National hero of Namibia All (10 to 200 Namibian dollars) Obverse 1993 and 2012
Sam Nujoma 1929– 1st President of Namibia (1990–2005) 10 and 20 Namibian dollars Obverse 2012
Hendrik Witbooi 1830–1905 King of the Namaqua people; National hero of Namibia 50-, 100 and 200 Namibian dollars Obverse 2012
Sam Nujoma 1929– 1st President of Namibia (1990–2005) 30 Namibian dollars Obverse 2020 (commemorative)
Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamb 1936- 2nd President of Namibia (2005-2015) 30 Namibian dollars Obverse 2020 (commemorative)
Hage Gottfried Geingob 1941 3rd President of Namibia (2015-) 30 Namibian dollars Obverse 2020 (commemorative)

New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand Currency: Dollar (since 1967)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Elizabeth II 1926–2022 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
Āpirana Ngata 1874–1950 Played a significant role in the revival of Māori people and culture during the early 20th century. First Māori 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

Nigeria[edit]

Nigeria Currency: Naira (since 1973)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa 1912–1966 Prime Minister of Nigeria (1960–1966) ₦5 Obverse 2006
Alvan Ikoku 1900–1971 Educator, statesman, activist and politician ₦10 Obverse 2006
Murtala Mohammed 1938–1976 4th Head of State of Nigeria (1975–1976) ₦20 Obverse 2006
Ladi Kwali 1925–1984 Potter ₦20 Reverse 2006
Obafemi Awolowo 1909–1987 Premier of Western Nigeria (1954–1960) ₦100 Obverse 1999
Ahmadu Bello 1910–1966 Premier of Northern Nigeria (1954–1966) ₦200 Obverse 2000
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe 1904–1966 1st President of Nigeria (1963–1966) ₦500 Obverse 2001
Aliyu Mai-Bornu and Clement Nyong Isong 1919–1970 (Aliyu Mai-Bornu); 1920–2000 (Clement Nyong Isong) Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (1963–1967; Aliyu Mai-Bornu); Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (1967–1975; Clement Nyong Isong) ₦1,000 Obverse 2005

Nicaragua[edit]

Nicaragua Currency: Córdoba (since 1991)
Symbol: C$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Miguel Larreynaga 1772–1842 Philosopher, humanist, lawyer and poet C$10 Obverse 2002
José Santos Zelaya López 1853–1919 President of Nicaragua (1893–1909) C$20 Obverse 2002
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal 1924–1978 Journalist and publisher C$50 Obverse 2002
Félix Rubén García Sarmiento 1867–1916 Poet, journalist, diplomat, and writer C$100 Obverse 2002
José Dolores Estrada Vado 1792–1869 National hero of Nicaragua C$500 Obverse 2002
Félix Rubén García Sarmiento 1867–1916 Poet, journalist, diplomat and writer C$1,000 Obverse 2016 (commemorative)

Norway[edit]

Norway Currency: Krone (since 1875)
Symbol: kr

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen 1812–1885 Writer and 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 1882–1949 Nobel Prize winner for Literature (1928) 500 kr obverse 1999
Edvard Munch 1863–1944 Expressionist painter 1,000 kr obverse 2001

Oman[edit]

Oman Currency: Rial (since 1970)
Symbol: ريال

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Qaboos bin Said al Said 1940–2020 Sultan of Oman (1970–2020) 100 baisa Obverse 1995
200 baisa
1/2 Rial
1 Rial
5 Rials
10 Rials
20 Rials
50 Rials
Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Haitham bin Tariq 1955– Sultan of Oman (2020–present) 5 Rials Obverse 2020
10 Rials
20 Rials

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Papua New Guinea Currency: Kina (since 1975)
Symbol: K

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Michael Somare 1936– Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (1975–2011) 50 kina Reverse 1999

Pakistan[edit]

Pakistan Currency: Rupee (since 1947)
Symbol: Rs. (singular Re. 1)

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Muhammad Ali Jinnah 1876–1948 1st Governor-General of Pakistan (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

Paraguay[edit]

Paraguay Currency: Guaraní (since 1943)
Symbol: Parag-guarani-G.svg

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Adela and Celsa Speratti (1865–1902) and (1868–1938) Founded the first Normal Schools in the country Parag-guarani-G.svg 2,000 Obverse 2008
Carlos Antonio López 1792–1862 Consul of Paraguay (1841–1844); 1st President of Paraguay (1844–1862) Parag-guarani-G.svg 5,000 Obverse 1962
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia 1766–1840 Consul of Paraguay (1813–1814; 1814–1840) Parag-guarani-G.svg 10,000 Obverse 1962
Agustín Pío Barrios 1885–1944 Classical guitarist and composer Parag-guarani-G.svg 50,000 Obverse 1981
Roque González de Santa Cruz 1576–1628 Patron saint of Paraguay Parag-guarani-G.svg 100,000 Obverse 1998

Peru[edit]

Peru Currency: Nuevo sol/Sol (since 1991)
Symbol: S/.

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Currency Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
José Quiñones Gonzales 1914–1941 National aviation hero Nuevo sol/sol S/. 10 obverse 1991–
María Isabel Granda Larco (Chabuca Granda) 1920-1983 Singer and composer Nuevo sol/sol S/. 10 obverse 2021-
Raúl Porras Barrenechea 1897–1960 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Historian and Senator Nuevo sol/sol S/. 20 obverse 1991–
José María Arguedas Altamirano 1911-1969 Novelist, poet, and anthropologist Nuevo sol/sol S/. 20 obverse 2021-
Abraham Valdelomar 1888–1919 Poet Nuevo sol/sol S/. 50 obverse 1991–
María Rostworowski 1915-2016 Historian and social researcher Nuevo sol/sol S/. 50 obverse 2021-
Jorge Basadre 1903–1980 Minister of education; Historian Nuevo sol/sol S/. 100 obverse 1991–
Pedro Paulet 1874-1945 Diplomat and scientist Nuevo sol/sol S/. 100 obverse 2021-
Rose of Lima 1586–1617 Saint Rose of Lima, First catholic saint of the Americas Nuevo sol/sol S/. 200 obverse 1995–
Tilsa Tsuchiya 1928-1984 Printmaker and painter Nuevo sol/sol S/. 200 obverse 2021-

Philippines[edit]

Philippines Currency: Peso (piso) (since 1903)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Manuel L. Quezon 1878–1944 2nd President of the Philippines (1935–1944) ₱20 obverse 1986
Sergio Osmeña 1878–1961 4th President of the Philippines (1944–1946) ₱50 obverse 1986
Manuel Roxas 1892–1948 5th President of the Philippines (1946–1948) ₱100 obverse 1986
Diosdado Macapagal 1910–1997 9th President of the Philippines (1961–1965) ₱200 obverse 2002
Hilario Davide, Jr. 1935– 20th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1998–2005); swore in President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ₱200 reverse 2002
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo 1947– Daughter of President Diosdado Macapagal; 14th President of the Philippines (2001–2009) ₱200 reverse 2002
Corazon Aquino 1933–2009 11th President of the Philippines (1986–1992) ₱500 obverse 2010
Benigno Aquino Jr. 1932–1983 Leader of the opposition to the autocracy and dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos ₱500 both 1987
José Abad Santos 1886–1942 5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; executed by Japanese forces during World War II ₱1,000 obverse 2002
Josefa Llanes Escoda 1898–1945 Founder of the Girl Scouts in the Philippines; executed by Japanese forces during World War II ₱1,000 obverse 1991
Vicente Lim 1889–1945 Brigadier General of the Philippine Army; executed by Japanese forces during World War II ₱1,000 obverse 1991
Lapu-Lapu Datu of Mactan in the Visayas; the first native Filipino to resist imperial Spanish colonization and for killing Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in the Battle of Mactan ₱5,000 obverse 2021 (commemorative)

Poland[edit]

Poland Currency: Zloty (since 1924)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Boleslaw I 966/7-1025 King of Poland (992–1025) zl 20 obverse 1995, 2012, 2015 and 2017
Casimir III 1310–1370 King of Poland (1333–1370) zl 50 obverse
Jogaila 1351–1434 King of Poland (1386–1434) zl 100 obverse
Mieszko I 935–992 Duke of Poland (960–992) zl 10 obverse
Sigismund I the Old 1520–1572 King of Poland (1530–1572) zl 200 obverse
John III Sobieski 1629–1696 King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuiania (1674–1696) zl 500 obverse
Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Józef Klemens Piłsudski 1867–1935 Chief of State of the Second Republic of Poland (1918–1922); First Marshal of Poland (1920); Dictator of the Second Polish Republic (1926–1935); Minister of Military Affairs (1926–1935) zl 10 and zl 20 Obverse 2008 (commemorative)
2014 (commemorative)
Juliusz Słowacki 1809–1849 Romantic Poet zl 20 Obverse 2009 (commemorative)
Frédéric Chopin 1810–1849 Composer and Virtuoso pianist zl 20 Obverse 2010 (commemorative)
Marie Curie 1867–1934 Physicist and chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911) zl 20 Obverse 2011 (commemorative)
Jan Długosz 1415–1480 Priest, chronicler, diplomat, soldier, and secretary to Bishop Zbigniew Oleśnicki of Kraków zl 20 Obverse 2015 (commemorative)
Doubravka of Bohemia ca. 940/45-977 Bohemian princess of the Přemyslid dynasty and by marriage Duchess of the Polans zl 20 Obverse 2016 (commemorative)
Lech Kaczyński 1949-2010 President of Poland (2005-2010) zl 20 Obverse 2021 (commemorative)
Pope John Paul II and Stefan Wyszyński 1920–2005 (John Paul II); 1901–1981 (Stefan Wyszyński) Pope of the Roman Catholic Church (1978–2005); Saint of the Roman Catholic Church (John Paul II); Cardinal, Archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw (1948–1981) (Stefan Wyszyński) zl 50 Both (John Paul II); Reverse (Stefan Wyszyński) 2006 (commemorative)

Romania[edit]

Romania Currency: Leu (plural Lei) (since 1867)
Symbol: L

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Lucian Blaga 1895–1961 Poet, playwright and philosopher 200 L obverse 2006
Ion I. C. Brătianu 1864–1927 Prime minister of Romania (five times, 1909–1927) 100 L obverse 2019 (commemorative)
Ion Luca Caragiale 1852–1912 Playwright and short story writer 100 L obverse 2005
Mihai Eminescu 1850–1889 Romantic poet 500 L obverse 2005
George Enescu 1881–1955 Composer, violinist and pianist 5 L obverse 2005
Ferdinand I 1865–1927 King of Romania (1914–1927) 100 L obverse 2018 (commemorative)
Nicolae Grigorescu 1838–1907 Painter; a founder of modern Romanian painting 10 L obverse 2005
2008
Nicolae Iorga 1871–1940 Prime Minister of Romania (1931–1932) and historian 1 L obverse 2005
Queen Marie 1875–1938 Queen consort of Romania (1914–1927) 100 L obverse 2018 (commemorative)
Ecaterina Teodoroiu 1894–1917 World War I Second Lieutenant 20 L obverse 2021
Aurel Vlaicu 1882–1913 Engineer, inventor and early pilot 50 L obverse 2005

Russia[edit]

Russia Currency: Ruble (since 1710)
Symbol: руб/₽

Person Lifespan 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
Lev Ivanovich Yashin 1929–1990 Goalkeeper for Dynamo Moscow (1950–1970) and the Soviet Union national football team (1954–1967) 100 ₽ obverse 2018 (commemorative)

Samoa[edit]

Samoa Currency: Tālā (since 1967)
Symbol: WS$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Malietoa Tanumafili II 1913–2007 O le Ao o le Malo (Head of State) of Samoa (1962–2007) 100 tālā Obverse 2008

São Tomé and Príncipe[edit]

São Tomé and Príncipe Currency: Dobra (since 1977)
Symbol: Db

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Rei Amador ?-1596 King of the Angolars 200 dobras Obverse 2020

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Saudi Arabia Currency: Riyal (since 1953)
Symbol: ر.س

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 1924–2015 King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (2005–2015) 1–100 riyals Obverse 2007
Abdulaziz ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al Saud 1876–1953 King of Nejd and Hejaz (1926–1932); King of Saudi Arabia (1932–1953); Founder of Saudi Arabia 500 riyals Obverse 2007
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 1935– King of Saudi Arabia and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (2015–) 5–100 riyals Obverse 2016

South Africa[edit]

South Africa Currency: Rand (since 1961)
Symbol: R

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918–2013 President of South Africa (1994–1999) 10 rand Obverse (2012 issue); Reverse (2018 commemorative issue) 2012 (original issue); 2018 (commemorative issue)
20 rand
50 rand
100 rand
200 rand

South Sudan[edit]

South Sudan Currency: Pound (since 2011) and Piaster (since 2011)
Symbol: £

Person Years of Birth–Death Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
John Garang de Mabior 1945–2005 President of the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region (July 9–30, 2005); Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army during the Second Sudanese Civil War All (5 to 25 South Sudanese piasters) Obverse 2011
John Garang de Mabior 1945–2005 President of the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region (July 9–30, 2005); Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army during the Second Sudanese Civil War All (1 to 1,000 South Sudanese pounds) Obverse 2011 (1 to 100 South Sudanese pounds); 2016 (20 South Sudanese pounds); 2018 (500 South Sudanese pounds); 2021 (1,000 South Sudanese pounds)

Serbia[edit]

Serbia Currency: Dinar (since 2003)
Symbol: din.

Person Lifespan 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
Milutin Milanković 1879–1958 Mathematician, astronomer and geophysicist 2,000 din. both 2011
Petar II Petrović-Njegoš 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 Serbian-American electrical engineer and inventor 100 din. both 2006
Đorđe Vajfert 1850–1937 1st president of the National Bank of Serbia (1912–1926) 1,000 din. both 2006

Sierra Leone[edit]

Sierra Leone Currency: Leone (since 1964)
Symbol: Le

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Bai Bureh 1840–1908 Leader in the Hut Tax War of 1898 in Northern Sierra Leone against British rule and Krio dominance 1,000 Leones Obverse 2002
Isaac Theophilus Akunna Wallace-Johnson 1894–1965 Trade unionist, journalist, activist, and politician 2,000 Leones Obverse 2000
Sengbe Pieh (Joseph Cinqué) 1814–1879 Responsible for leading the revolt of fellow slaves on the Spanish slave ship, Amistad 5,000 Leones Obverse 2002
Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Bai Bureh 1840–1908 Leader in the Hut Tax War of 1898 in Northern Sierra Leone against British rule and Krio dominance 1 Leone Obverse 2022
Isaac Theophilus Akunna Wallace-Johnson 1894–1965 Trade unionist, journalist, activist, and politician 2 Leones Obverse 2022
Sengbe Pieh (Joseph Cinqué) 1814–1879 Responsible for leading the revolt of fellow slaves on the Spanish slave ship, Amistad 5 Leones Obverse 2022
Constance Cummings-John 1918-2000 Educationalist and politician; served as the first female mayor of Freetown in 1966 20 Leones Obverse 2022

Singapore[edit]

Singapore Currency: Dollar (since 1967)
Symbol: S$

Person Years of Birth–Death Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Yusof bin Ishak 1910–1970 First President of Singapore (1965–1970) S$2 obverse 1999
S$5
S$10
S$20
S$50
S$100
S$1000
S$10,000
Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Lee Kuan Yew 1923–2015 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959–1990) S$50 Both 2015 (commemorative)
Munshi Abdullah 1796–1864 Author, translator and teacher S$20 Reverse 2019 (commemorative)
Henry Nicholas Ridley 1855–1956 Promoting rubber in the Malay Peninsula S$20 Reverse 2019 (commemorative)
Tan Kah Kee 1874–1961 Businessman; Philanthropic work, for setting up schools in China and Southeast Asia and for helping to raise funds to support China in events of the 20th century S$20 Reverse 2019 (commemorative)
P. Govindasamy Pillai 1887–1980 Businessman and philanthropist S$20 Reverse 2019 (commemorative)
Teresa Hsu Chih 1898–2011 Charity worker, yoga teacher and retired nurse S$20 Reverse 2019 (commemorative)
Alice Pennefather 1903–1983 Badminton and tennis champion S$20 Reverse 2019 (commemorative)
Adnan Saidi 1915–1942 Malayan military officer of the 1st Malaya Infantry Brigade who fought the Japanese in the Battle of Pasir Panjang in Singapore during World War II S$20 Reverse 2019 (commemorative)
Ruth Wong Hie King 1918–1982 Educator S$20 Reverse 2019 (commemorative)

Sri Lanka[edit]

Sri Lanka Currency: Rupee (since 1872)
Symbol: (රු, Rs, ரூ)

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Percy Mahendra "Mahinda" Rajapaksa 1945 6th President of Sri Lanka (2005–2015) 1,000 rupees Obverse 2009 (commemorative)

Sweden[edit]

Sweden Currency: Krona (since 1873)
Symbol: kr

Person Years of Birth–Death Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation since
Astrid Lindgren 1907–2002 Writer 20 kr obverse 2015
Evert Taube 1890–1976 Artist, author, composer and singer 50 kr obverse 2015
Greta Garbo 1905–1990 Actress 100 kr obverse 2016
Ingmar Bergman 1918–2007 Film director, producer and screenwriter 200 kr obverse 2015
Birgit Nilsson 1918–2005 Soprano 500 kr obverse 2016
Dag Hammarskjöld 1905–1961 Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953–1961) 1,000 kr obverse 2015

Switzerland[edit]

Switzerland Currency: Franc (since 1850)
Symbol: Fr.

Person Lifespan 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

Syria[edit]

Syria Currency: Pound (£S; since 1919)

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation
Marcus Julius Philippus (Philip the Arab) c. 204–249 29th Emperor of the Roman Empire £S 100 Obverse 1998
Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb (Saladin) 1138–1193 Sultan of Egypt and Syria and Kurdish General £S 200 Obverse 1997
Zenobia 240-c. 275 Queen of the Palmyrene Empire (267–271) £S 500 Obverse 1998
Hafez al-Assad 1930–2000 President of Syria (1971–2000) £S 1,000 Obverse 1997
Bashar al-Assad 1965 President of Syria (2000–present) £S 2,000 Obverse 2017

Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]

Taiwan Currency: New Taiwan dollar (since 1949)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Sun Yat-sen 1866–1925 Founding father of the Republic of China; Provincial President of the Republic of China (January 1 – March 10, 1912) $100 obverse 2001
Chiang Kai-shek 1887–1975 President of the Republic of China (1948–1975) $200 obverse 2002

Tanzania[edit]

Tanzania Currency: Shilling (since 1966)
Symbol: TSh

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation
Julius Kambarage Nyerere 1922–1999 1st President of Tanzania (1964–1985) 1,000 Shillings/Shilingi Obverse 2003

Tajikistan[edit]

Tajikistan Currency: Somoni (since 1999)
Symbol: cомонӣ

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation
Isma'il ibn Ahmad (Somoni) 849–907 Amir of Transoxiana (892–907) and Khorasan (900–907) 1 dirams Obverse 1999
5 dirams Obverse 1999
20 dirams Obverse 1999
50 dirams Obverse 1999
Mirzo Tursunzoda 1911–1977 Poet 1 somoni Obverse 1999–2000
Shirinsho Shotemur 1899–1937 Politician 3 somoni Obverse 2010
Sadriddin Ayni 1878–1954 Poet, writer, novelist, journalist and historian; recipient of the Order of Lenin 5 somoni Obverse 1999–2013
Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani 1314–1384 Sūfī of the Kubrāwī order, poet and a prominent Muslim scholar 10 somoni Obverse 1999–2013
Avicenna (Ibn Sīnā) 980–1037 Polymath and jurist 20 somoni Obverse 1999–2013
Bobojon Ghafurov 1908–1977 Historian, academician, and author 50 somoni Obverse 1999–2013
Isma'il ibn Ahmad (Somoni) 849–907 Amir of Transoxiana (892–907) and Khorasan (900–907) 100 somoni Obverse 1999–2013
Nusratullo Maksum 1881–1937 Statesman and national hero of Tajikistan 200 somoni Obverse 2010
Rudaki (Abuabdulloh Rudaki) 858–941 Founder of Tajik classic literature 500 somoni Obverse 2010

Thailand[edit]

Thailand Currency: Baht (since 1925)
Symbol: ฿

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation
Vajiralongkorn 1952– King of Thailand (2016–) ฿20 Obverse 2018
Rama I 1737–1809 King of Siam (1782–1809) ฿20 Reverse 2018
Rama II 1767–1824 King of Siam (1809–1824) ฿20 Reverse 2018
Vajiralongkorn 1952– King of Thailand (2016–) ฿50 Obverse 2018
Rama III 1788–1851 King of Siam (1824–1851) ฿50 Reverse 2018
Mongkut 1804–1868 King of Siam (1851–1868) ฿50 Reverse 2018
Vajiralongkorn 1952– King of Thailand (2016–) ฿100 Obverse 2018
Chulalongkorn 1853–1910 King of Siam (1868–1910) ฿100 Reverse 2018
Vajiravudh 1881–1925 King of Siam (1910–1925) ฿100 Reverse 2018
Vajiralongkorn 1952– King of Thailand (2016–) ฿500 Obverse 2018
Prajadhipok 1893–1941 King of Siam (1925–1935) ฿500 Reverse 2018
Ananda Mahidol 1925–1946 King of Thailand (1935–1946) ฿500 Reverse 2018
Vajiralongkorn 1952– King of Thailand (2016–) ฿1,000 Obverse 2018
Bhumibol Adulyadej 1927–2016 King of Thailand (1946–2016) ฿1,000 Reverse 2018
Vajiralongkorn 1952– King of Thailand (2016–) ฿1,000 Reverse 2018

Tonga[edit]

Tonga Currency: Paʻanga (since 1967)
Symbol: T$

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation
King Siaosi (George) Tupou V of Tonga 1948–2012 King of Tonga (2006–2012) All (T$1–100) Obverse 2008 and 2009
King Tupou VI of Tonga 1959– King of Tonga (2012–) All (T$2–100) Obverse 2015

Transnistria[edit]

Transnistria Currency: Rubla (since 1994)
Symbol: Pridnestrovie ruble sign.svg

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation
Alexander Suvorov 1730–1800 General of the Imperial Russian Army; founder of the city and capital of Tiraspol 1 ruble Obverse 2000
Alexander Suvorov 1730–1800 General of the Imperial Russian Army; founder of the city and capital of Tiraspol 5 rubles Obverse 2000
Alexander Suvorov 1730–1800 General of the Imperial Russian Army; founder of the city and capital of Tiraspol 10 rubles Obverse 2000
Alexander Suvorov 1730–1800 General of the Imperial Russian Army; founder of the city and capital of Tiraspol 25 rubles Obverse 2000
Taras Shevchenko 1814–1861 Poet; founder of the modern Ukrainian literature and the modern Ukrainian language 50 rubles Obverse 2000
Dimitrie Cantemir 1673–1723 Prince of Moldavia 100 rubles Obverse 2000
Pyotr Alexandrovich Rumyantsev-Zadunaisky 1725–1796 General of the Russian Empire, Collegium of Little Russia 200 rubles Obverse 2004
Catherine II (the Great) 1729–1796 Empress of the Russian Empire 500 rubles Obverse 2004

Tunisia[edit]

Tunisia Currency: Dinar (since 1960)
Symbol: DT

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Hannibal 247–183, 182 or 181 BC General and commander-in-chief of the Carthaginian armies 5 dinars Obverse 1993
Hannibal 247–183, 182 or 181 BC General and commander-in-chief of the Carthaginian armies 5 dinars Obverse 2013
Ibn Khaldun 1332-1046 Historiographer and historian 10 dinars Obverse 1994
Dido Queen and founder of Carthage 10 dinars Obverse 2005
Aboul-Qacem Echebbi 1909–1934 Poet 10 dinars Obverse 2013
Tawhida Ben Cheikh 1909–2010 First female doctor of Tunisia 10 dinars Obverse 2020
Hayreddin Pasha 1820–1890 Grand Vizier of the Beylik of Tunis (1873–1877); Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (1878–1879) 20 dinars Obverse 1992
Hayreddin Pasha 1820–1890 Grand Vizier of the Beylik of Tunis (1873–1877); Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (1878–1879) 20 dinars Obverse 2011
Farhat Hached 1914–1952 Trades Union leader; leader of the Tunisian Independence Movement 20 dinars Obverse 2017
Aboul-Qacem Echebbi 1909–1934 Poet 30 dinars Obverse 1997
Ibn El Rachiq Kairouani c. 1000–1064 Writer and poet 50 dinars Obverse 2011

Turkey[edit]

Turkey Currency: Lira (since 2009)
Symbol: TL/Turkish lira symbol black.svg

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In Circulation
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk 1881–1938 Founder and 1st President of Turkey (1923–1938) All (₺5-₺200) Obverse 2009
Aydın Sayılı 1913–1993 Historian of science ₺5 Reverse 2009
Cahit Arf 1910–1997 Mathematician; known for the Arf invariant of a quadratic form in characteristic 2 (applied in knot theory and surgery theory) in topology, the Hasse–Arf theorem in ramification theory, Arf semigroups, and Arf rings ₺10 Reverse 2009
Mimar Kemalettin (Ahmet Kemalettin) 1870–1927 Architect ₺20 Reverse 2009
Fatma Aliye Topuz 1862–1936 Novelist, columnist, essayist, women's rights activist and humanitarian ₺50 Reverse 2009
Buhurizade Mustafa Itri 1640–1712 Musician, singer, composer and poet ₺100 Reverse 2009
Yunus Emre 1238–1320 Poet and mystic ₺200 Reverse 2009

Turkmenistan[edit]

Turkmenistan Currency: New manat (since 2009)
Symbol: T

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Togrul Beg 990–1063 Sultan of the Seljuq Empire 1 manat Obverse 2009
Soltan Sanjar 1085–1157 Governor of Khorasan (1097–1118); Sultan of the Seljuq Empire (1118–1153, also 1156–1157) 5 manats Obverse 2009
Magtymguly Pyragy 1724–1807 Poet 10 manats Obverse 2009
Görogly National hero 20 manats Obverse 2009
Dede Korkut Legendary bard 50 manats Obverse 2009
Oghuz Khagan Legendary ancestor of Turkmens 100 manats Obverse 2009
Saparmurat Atayevich Niyazov 1940–2006 First President of Turkmenistan (1990–2006) 500 manats Obverse 2009 (not issued)

Ukraine[edit]

Ukraine Currency: Hryvnia (pl. Hryvni and Hryven) (since 1996)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Ivan Franko 1856–1916 Poet, writer and journalist ₴20 obverse 2003
Mykhailo Hrushevsky 1866–1934 1st President of the Ukrainian People's Republic (1917–1918) ₴50 obverse 2004
Bohdan Khmelnytsky 1595–1657 Hetman of Ukraine (1648–1657) ₴5 obverse 2004
Ivan Mazepa 1640–1709 Hetman of Ukraine (1687–1708) ₴10 obverse 2004
Taras Shevchenko 1814–1861 Poet; works considered to be the foundation of both the modern Ukrainian language and literature ₴100 obverse 2006
Hryhori Skovoroda 1722–1794 Poet, philosopher and composer ₴500 obverse 2006
Lesya Ukrainka 1871–1913 Poet and writer ₴200 obverse 2001
Vladimir I 958–1015 Prince of Kiev and Novgorod (978–1015) ₴1 obverse 2006
Vladimir Vernadsky 1863–1945 Historian, philosopher, naturalist and scientist ₴1,000 obverse 2019
Yaroslav I 978–1054 Prince of Kiev and Novgorod ₴2 obverse 2004

United Kingdom[edit]

United Kingdom Currency: Pound sterling (England since 1158; Scotland since 1707)
Symbol: £

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.

England and Wales[edit]

England Wales In England and Wales the Bank of England is the only bank with the right to issue pound sterling banknotes

Bank of England
Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Jane Austen 1775–1817 Novelist £10 reverse 2017
Elizabeth II 1926–2022 Queen of the United Kingdom (1952–2022) £5 obverse 2002
£10 obverse 2000
£20 obverse 1999
£20 obverse 2007
£50 obverse 1994–2014
£50 obverse 2011
Winston Churchill 1874–1965 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940–1945; 1951–1955) £5 reverse 2016
Adam Smith 1723–1790 Economist £20 reverse 2007
Alan Turing 1912–1954 Mathematician and computer scientist £50 reverse 2021
J. M. W. Turner 1775–1851 Landscape painter £20 reverse 2020
James Watt 1736–1819 Inventor £50 reverse 2011
Matthew Boulton 1728–1809 Manufacturer £50 reverse 2011

Scotland[edit]

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

Bank of Scotland[1]
Person Lifespan 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
The Royal Bank of Scotland[2]
Person Lifespan 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 1926–2022 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 1926–2022 To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II
(special commemorative issue)[3][4]
£10 reverse 2012
Nan Shepherd 1893–1981 Novelist and poet £5 obverse 2016
Mary Somerville 1780–1872 Scientist £10 obverse 2017
Catherine Cranston 1849–1934 Entrepreneur £20 obverse 2020
Flora Stevenson 1839-1905 Social reformer with a special interest in education for poor or neglected children, and in education for girls; the first Scottish woman to be elected to a School Board £50 obverse 2021
Clydesdale Bank[5]
Person Lifespan 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
William Arrol 1839–1913 Civil engineer, bridge builder, and Liberal Unionist Party politician £5 obverse 2015 (commemorative)
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]

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 real people, with First Trust's notes depicting generic "Irish citizens" and Bank of Ireland notes showing buildings.

Danske Bank
Person Lifespan 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 1846–1921 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 Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
George Best 1946–2005 Footballer, Northern Ireland and Manchester United
(special commemorative issue)
£5 obverse 2006

United States of America[edit]

United States Currency: Dollar (since 1792)
Symbol: $

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
John Adams 1735–1826 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776; 2nd President of the United States (1797–1801) $2 reverse 1976
Samuel Adams 1722–1803 signatory, Declaration of Independence, 1776 $2 reverse 1976
Charles Carroll 1737–1832 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; 4th Vice President of the United States (1805–1812) $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; 5th Vice President of the United States (1813–1814) $2 reverse 1976
Ulysses S. Grant 1822–1885 18th President of the United States (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 of the United States (1829–1837) $20 obverse 2003
Thomas Jefferson 1743–1826 3rd President of the United States (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 of the United States (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 of the United States (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

Uruguay[edit]

Uruguay Currency: Peso Uruguayo (since 1993)
Symbol: $U

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Juan Zorrilla de San Martín 1855–1931 Writer, poet and ambassador 20 Pesos Uruguayos Obverse 1994
José Pedro Varela 1845–1879 Sociologist, journalist, politician, and educator 50 Pesos Uruguayos Obverse 1994
Eduardo Fabini 1882–1950 Composer and musician 100 Pesos Uruguayos Obverse 1994
Pedro Figari 1861–1938 Painter, lawyer, writer, and politician 200 Pesos Uruguayos Obverse 1995
Alfredo Vásquez Acevedo Rector and politician 500 Pesos Uruguayos Obverse 1994
Juana de Ibarbourou 1892–1979 Poet 1,000 Pesos Uruguayos Obverse 1995
Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga 1771–1848 Priest, naturalist and botanist 2,000 Pesos Uruguayos Obverse 2003

Uzbekistan[edit]

Uzbekistan Currency: Soum (since 1993)

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Timur (Tamerlane) late 1320-1330s–1405 Founder of the Timurid Empire and the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty 500 soum Reverse 1999
Mirzo Ulugbek 1394–1449 Astronomer, mathematician and sultan 100,000 soum Obverse 2019

Venezuela[edit]

Venezuela Currency: Venezuelan bolívar soberano (sovereign bolívar) (since 2018)
Symbol: Bs.S

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Josefa Camejo 1791–1862 Heroine of the Venezuelan War of Independence 2 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2018
José Félix Ribas 1775–1815 Independence leader and hero of the Venezuelan War of Independence 5 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2018
Rafael Urdaneta 1788–1845 9th Venezuelan Minister of Defense (1839–1845); 4th President of Gran Colombia (1830–1831); 5th Colombian Minister of Defense (1828–1829); Venezuelan General and hero of the Spanish American wars of independence 10 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2018
Simón Rodríguez 1769–1854 Philosopher and educator 20 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2018
Antonio José de Sucre 1795–1830 2nd President of Bolivia (1825–1828); 4th President of Perú (June 23 – July 23, 1823) 50 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2018
Ezequiel Zamora 1817–1860 Venezuelan soldier, and leader of the Federalists in the Federal War (Guerra Federal) of 1859–1863 100 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2018
Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza 1750–1816 Supreme Chief of Venezuela (1812–1813) 200 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2018
Simón Bolívar 1783–1830 Military and political leader during the struggle for independence from Spain 500 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2018
Simón Bolívar 1783–1830 Military and political leader during the struggle for independence from Spain 10,000 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2019
Simón Bolívar 1783–1830 Military and political leader during the struggle for independence from Spain 20,000 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2019
Simón Bolívar 1783–1830 Military and political leader during the struggle for independence from Spain 50,000 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2019
Simón Bolívar 1783–1830 Military and political leader during the struggle for independence from Spain 200,000 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2020
Simón Bolívar 1783–1830 Military and political leader during the struggle for independence from Spain 500,000 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2020
Simón Bolívar 1783–1830 Military and political leader during the struggle for independence from Spain 1,000,000 bolívares soberanos Obverse 2020

Vietnam[edit]

Vietnam Currency: Dong (since 1978)
Symbol:

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Ho Chi Minh 1890–1969 Communist revolutionary leader, prime minister (1945–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam 10,000 ₫ Obverse 2003
20,000 ₫ 2006
50,000 ₫ 2003
100,000 ₫ 2004
200,000 ₫ 2006
500,000 ₫ 2003

Zambia[edit]

Zambia Currency: Kwacha (since 1968)
Symbol: ZK

Person Lifespan Reason for honor Denomination Obverse or reverse In circulation since
Kenneth Kaunda 1924–2021 1st President of Zambia (1964–1991) 50 kwacha Reverse 2014 (commemorative)
Frederick Chiluba 1943–2011 2nd President of Zambia (1991–2002) 50 kwacha Reverse 2014 (commemorative)
Levy Mwanawasa 1948–2008 3rd President of Zambia (2002–2008) 50 kwacha Reverse 2014 (commemorative)
Rupiah Banda 1937– 4th President of Zambia (2008–2011) 50 kwacha Reverse 2014 (commemorative)
Michael Sata 1937–2014 5th President of Zambia (2011–2014) 50 kwacha Reverse 2014 (commemorative)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Current Banknotes : Bank of Scotland". The Committee of Scottish Bankers (CSCB). Archived from the original on 3 October 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Current issue notes". Royal Bank of Scotland. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. 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). Archived from the original on 3 October 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2013.

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