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Banknotes featuring Scientists and Mathematicians: Page One

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Albert Einstein, 5 Israeli Lirot (1968)This note is now obsolete.

Erwin Schrödinger, 1000 Austrian Schilling (1983)This note is now obsolete.

Niels Bohr, 500 Danish Kroner (2002)This note is still legal currency and is still in print.

Lord Ernest Rutherford, 100 New Zealand DollarsThis note is still legal currency and is still in print.

Marie and Pierre Curie, 500 French Francs (1998)This note is now obsolete.

Marie Curie, 20000 old Polish Zloty (1989)This note is now obsolete.

Leonhard Euler, 10 Swiss Francs (1997)Leonhard Euler was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1707 and spent most of his life in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was trained by Johann Bernoulli and was unequivocally the most prolific mathematician of all time. He made critical contributions to virtually every existing field of mathematics and science (and established several new fields).

This note is still legal currency although it has been out of print for some time.

Carl Friedrich Gauss, 10 Deutsch Marks (1991)Carl Friedrich Gauss was born in Germany in 1777. Many enthusiasts of mathematical history would place him with Euler and Newton as one of the three best mathematicians of all time. Compared to Euler, Gauss published relatively little during his lifetime; however, virtually everything he did was extremely impactful (his motto was 'pauca sed matura,' which means 'few but ripe').

This note is now obsolete.

Sir Isaac Newton, 1 British PoundSir Isaac Newton, born in 1643 in England, is responsible single greatest advancement in the history of mathematical physics. His

Principiavirtually created physics: science jumped from alchemy to Newtonian mechanics and dynamics. He also made critical contributions to many fields of mathematics (esp. the calculus).This note is still legal currency although it has been out of print for some time. (For collectors: notice, on the reverse, that this note's serial number begins with the word 'coin').

Michael Faraday, 20 British Pounds (1993)This note is still legal currency although it is out of print.

Hans Christian Ørsted, 100 Danish Kroner (1970)This note is now obsolete but can still be traded in for new kroners.

Christian Huygens, 25 Dutch Guilder (1955)This note is now obsolete.