Incidentally, a September 9, 2015 Washington Post blog article includes a great graphic showing every country that featured queen
Elizabeth II on its currency — and when. Click on the link and check out a larger version. -Editor
The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on banknotes in every continent except Antarctica. The first country to feature the
queen on bills was Canada, which issued a banknote in 1935 featuring her as an 8-year-old. Canada went on to issue another banknote in 1951
showing the to-be queen at 25.
After ascending to the throne in 1952, her face popped up on banknotes all over the world. The 1950s and 1960s saw the greatest number
of countries circulating banknotes featuring the queen. Britain issued its first banknote featuring the queen in 1960, long after many
other countries. That British note also marked the first time that a monarch had been used on a Bank of England one pound note.
As countries gained independence, they often removed her from their currency. Jamaica, for example, put Marcus Garvey on its currency in
1966, and Bermuda redesigned its banknotes to feature local animals.
However, in at least 20 countries, the queen remains a beloved figure.
To read the complete article, see:
country that featured Queen Elizabeth II on its currency — and when
Wayne Homren, Editor
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