Lincoln

Corrected entry: At one point Lincoln is recognised from his effigy on a 50-cent piece. No living American has ever been depicted on US coins. Lincoln's portrait now familiar on 1-cent coins did not appear until 1909.

Correction: From http://www.kennedymint.net/fractional_currency/fractional_currency.asp?cat2=50+Cents&cat3=Lincoln+Fractional+Currency&cat4=1869-1875+50+Cent+4th+Issue: Fractional Currency was issued by the United States from 1862 to 1875. During the Civil War, the hoarding of coins required the U. S. Government to issue the making of this interesting short-lived series of notes. Notes were issued in denominations of 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, and 50 cents. There were 28 different, major types of these unusual notes issued. They remain legal tender to this day.

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