Faces of Money

2,400 Years of Portraits on Money


Educator's Workbook with Fun Facts & Activities


What did Cleopatra really look like? Probably more like Julius Caesar than Elizabeth Taylor, based on her image as portrayed on ancient Egyptian coins.

Visitors to the American Numismatic Association's Money Museum can see Cleopatra, legendary rulers and explorers, conquerors, tyrants, English queens, American political icons, those who fought for a cause, inventors and  entertainers at a new exhibit, "The Faces of Money: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly."

Here are a few of the items represented: Click on the images to enlarge and the titles to "Know More!" Then, you can decide if they are the best of the best, the badest of the bad, or just plain ugly!