Women Whose Image Has Been on Money Around the World

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Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
> Known as: Nurse, medical reformer
> Country: United Kingdom
> Denomination: 10 pounds

The famed “Lady with the Lamp,” Florence Nightingale improved sanitary conditions in British military hospitals during the Crimean War. She also was among the first people to apply data to the medical profession.

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Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
> Known as: Artist, Communist Party militant
> Country: Mexico
> Denomination: 500 pesos

Iconoclastic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, married twice to famed muralist Diego Rivera, was known for her self-portraits, her focus on Mexican and indigenous culture, and, by feminists, for her depictions of the female experience.

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Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957)
> Known as: Nobel Prize-winning author
> Country: Chile
> Denomination: 5,000 pesos

Chilean author and educator Gabriela Mistral became the first Latin American author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. She’s renowned for advocating for the rights of women, children, and the poor.

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Golda Meir (1898-1978)
> Known as: Prime minister
> Country: Israel
> Denomination: 10 shekels

Golda Meir, who was born in Kyiv but grew up and worked as a schoolteacher in Milwaukee, became as Israel’s first – and thus far only – female prime minister in 1969, after serving in the Knesset, or Israeli parliament, for 25 years.

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Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
> Known as: Actress
> Country: Sweden
> Denomination: 100 kronor

Aloof and enigmatic Swedish movie actress Greta Garbo was nominated for four Academy Awards and was a major box-office star before she chose to retire from films after a contract dispute in 1941.

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