USD denominations

The U.S. dollar is fiat money. It is the currency most used in international transactions and is the world's most dominant reserve currency. Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is also used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean: the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos islands.


The US Dollar is currently issued in coins worth 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, and $1, and bills in $2, $5, $10, $20, and $50.


  • Penny (1¢) - Abraham Lincoln/Union Shield (2010-present)
  • Nickel (5¢) - Thomas Jefferson/Monticello (2006-present)
  • Dime (10¢) - Franklin D. Roosevelt/olive branch, torch, oak branch (1946-present)
  • Quarter (25¢) - George Washington/Washington Crossing the Delaware (2022-present)
  • Half dollar (50¢) - John F. Kennedy/Presidential Seal (1964-present)
  • Dollar ($1) - Sacagawea/Bald Eagle in Flight (2000-present)

Paper money

  • $2 - Thomas Jefferson/Trumbull's Declaration of Independence (1976-present)
  • $5 - Abraham Lincoln/Lincoln Memorial (2008-present)
  • $10 - Alexander Hamilton & Harriet Tubman/U.S. Treasury (2020-present)
  • $20 - Andrew Jackson/White House (2003-present)
  • $50 - Ulysses S. Grant/U.S. Capitol Benjamin Franklin/Independence Hall (2022-present)

Discontinued denominations

Notes that have withdrawn from circulation include

  • Fractional currency (3, 5, 10, 15, 25, and 50 cent denominations; issued during the Civil War due to coin shortage)
  • $1 bill (Replaced by a coin in attempt to reduce deficit)
  • Large denomination currency ($100, $500, $1000, $5000, $10000, and $100000; rendered obsolete due to electronic transactions and unlawful activities)

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