Viking coins, York, UK. This iconic coinage is now thought to date to the period following Regnald's (c.919-c.921) death, most likely struck, albeit anonymously, during the reign of Sihtric (I) Coach. With it's mixing of pagan and Christian references, the name of the first apostle and Thor's hammer and sword, this coinage reflects the competing influences within Viking culture at the time.
In honor of U.S. President's Day, NerdWallet researched how our historical leaders came to be on our money. The Treasury.gov Resource Center says, “Our records do not suggest why certain Presidents and statesmen were chosen for specific denominations.” Is that really so? NerdWallet breaks down which presidents are featured on U.S. currency – including small bills, coins, and rare denominations – and why.