Learning About U.S. Currency

It is important to learn about U.S. Currency - after all, you will use money every time you buy something. You will need to know how much money to give the sales clerk and how much 'change' you can expect if you give the clerk more money than the item's value.

To see pictures of United States coins, click on


To find out what United States president in on the front of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, and $100 bills, go to


This will also show you what is pictured on the back of the bills.

To learn more about United States coins, go to the United States Mint's web page at

Here you can

  • Find information on special coins issued by the U.S. Mint, such as the 50 state quarters and the Golden Dollar
  • Learn about coins and coin collecting
  • Learn about American history on the kids page


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Last Updated On Tuesday February 25, 2003 4:44 AM