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Many banknotes contain prominent people; among the most popular professions represented in banknotes are writers, heads of state, politicians, and revolutionaries. But being a “first” in your country gives you a higher chance of being featured on a banknote. Almost 30% of people on banknotes are the first in their country to achieve something significant and get on a banknote quickly after death, like Corazon Aquino — the Philippines’ first female president — who was featured on the 500-peso note a year after she died. Read full article here

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