Women Whose Image Has Been on Money Around the World

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Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir (1646-1715)
> Known as: Seamstress
> Country: Iceland
> Denomination: 5,000 krónur

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir was the well-educated daughter of a Lutheran priest and poet. She was a skilled seamstress who taught women embroidery skills.

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Rose Lomathinda Chibambo (19282016)
> Known as: Politician and leader of the Nyasaland African Congress
> Country: Malawi
> Denomination: 200 kwacha

Rose Lomathinda Chibambo was an influential politician in the British Protectorate of Nyasaland in the years before it gained its independence as the nation of Malawi in 1964. Chibambo also was an important organizer of Malawian women in their quest for independence.

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Rose of Lima (1586-1617)
> Known as: First Catholic saint of the Americas
> Country: Peru
> Denomination: 200 soles

Rose of Lima, born Isabel de Flores, is the patron saint of Peru and the Philippines, and also of gardening and embroidery. She helped the destitute and elderly and was canonized in 1671, becoming the first saint born in the Americas.

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Salomé Ureña (1850-1897)
> Known as: Poet and pedagogist
> Country: Dominican Republic
> Denomination: 500 pesos

Salomé Ureña is prominent in the rich Latin American tradition of female poets such as Juana de Ibarbourou and the Chilean Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral. She became one of the greatest writers ever produced by the Dominican Republic.

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Shin Saimdang (1504-1551)
> Known as: Artist and poet
> Country: South Korea
> Denomination: 50,000 wones

Shin Saimdang was known as an influential Korean painter and calligraphist, She also was the mother of seven children who cared for her elderly parents.

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