The $10 Bill Won't Change, But The $20 Bill Might

Posted: Apr 19 2016, 8:34am CDT | by , in News | Latest Political News


The $10 Bill Won't Change, But the $20 Bill Might
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According to reports from within the Treasury Department, we might be looking at a new bill, and it isn't the one we all thought it would be. For years, there was talk about taking Alexander Hamilton off of the $10 bill and replacing him with a female. However, there was backlash because the man on the $20, Andrew Jackson, actually wasn't all that good of a guy.

The Treasury originally set last year as the deadline for announcing who would take over the $10 bill, but because of a number of reasons, there has to be a new timeline.

The first was that a woman wouldn't replace Alexander Hamilton, but would instead join him on a newly designed bill. However, what Treasury Secretary Jack Lew didn't anticipate was that many, many more people would start to know and love the Founding Father.

The uproarious success of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" brought fans of the man rallying around the newly minted pop icon. According to a Washington Post blog, this is one of the main reasons that it is now expected that Hamilton will stay on the front, and there will be a new scene of women throughout history on the back.

Still, there are problems with that as well. Groups like Women on 20s, which wrote an open letter to Lew last week saying: "Relegating women to the back of the bill is akin to sending them to the back of the bus. The Rosa Parks analogies are inevitable."

"Alexander Hamilton is one of my heroes. He's not leaving our money," Lew said to Charlie Rose in an interview last month.

That isn't all. It is also expected that they will announce a woman will eventually appear on the $20 bill.

"We're going to put a woman on the face of our currency. And this is not just about the $10 bill. This is about a whole series of bills," Lew told Rose.

Who that woman is going to be is still up in the air. Some want it to be Rosa Parks, while others say that African American abolitionist Harriet Tubman or even former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

There will be an official announcement with more details later this week. Either way, the circulation of the new $10 bill won't be until 2020, so the $20 bill could be well after that.

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