Teaching Tip: Coin Denominations Quiz

Your students probably use coins every day. But do they know whose portrait is currently on each coin denomination? Give your students the following quiz.
  1. Whose portrait is on the penny? (Abraham Lincoln)
  2. Whose portrait is on the nickel? (Thomas Jefferson)
  3. Whose portrait is on the dime? (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  4. Whose portrait is on the quarter? (George Washington)
  5. Whose portrait is on the half dollar? (John F. Kennedy)
  6. Whose portrait is on the Native American series of the dollar? (Sacagawea)
Bonus Questions
  1. George Washington also appears on which paper denomination? (one dollar bill)
  2. Thomas Jefferson also appears on which paper denomination? (two dollar bill)
  3. Abraham Lincoln also appears on which paper denomination? (five dollar bill)
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