Step aside, Hamilton. A woman to be featured on $10 bill
In a surprising move on Wednesday, the Treasury Department announced it will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman.
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, the new bill will be released in 2020.
“The women’s suffrage movement was propelled by the fundamental truths that have animated this nation since our founding,” Treasury Sec. Jack Lew said in a video posted to a new website dedicated to the effort. “Those ideals and our striving to make them a reality define the United States of America.”
Additionally, Lew will be seeking input from the general public via roundtable discussions, town halls and other meetings in order to collect ideas for the redesign.
In the meantime, here are some suggestions from the Twitterverse:
Who should be on the new $10 bill?
There really is only one choice for the woman to be featured on the redesigned $10 bill. pic.twitter.com/Bb8jUqYQEp - Amanda Drury (@MandyCNBC) June 18, 2015
#US Treasury Secretary Lew to announce the woman who was picked for the USD 10 bill later this year! #FingersCrossed pic.twitter.com/NQfM8EYiUA - RANsquawk (@RANsquawk) June 18, 2015
New $10 bill will have a #woman, Treasury Dept. announces? This might not go so well tweepsSource: DiscoverSD