Monthly Archives: August 2007

Scientists on money

England has a long tradition of printing pictures of scientists on its money.

Isaac Newton appeared on the old £1 note:

Isaac Newton on £1

George Stephenson, the “Father of Railways” appears on the £5 note:

George Stephenson on £5

Charles Darwin, the discoverer of evolution, appears on the £10 note:

Charles Darwin on £10

Michael Faraday, probably the greatest experimentalist in the history of science, appears on the £20 note that is currently being removed from circulation:

Michael Faraday on £20

And it turns out that the UK is not the only country that puts scientists on banknotes (or stamps for that matter).