As a young lawyer, Abraham Lincoln made $1,500 to $2,000 a year for about a dozen years.
In the 1850s, his income rose to about $3,000 a year, and he had more than $9,000 invested in interest-bearing notes and mortgages.
He sued at least six times to collect his legal fees.
His net estate at death was $111,000.
By 1869, President Lincoln’s face graced a U.S. $100 note. The Lincoln penny debuted in 1909, with strong reaction from surviving Confederate veterans. Versions of the Lincoln $5 bill appeared beginning in 1914.
Sources: “The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln” by Harry E.Pratt, The Abraham Lincoln Assoc. , Springfield, Ill. 1943