The Treasury Department announced recently that a woman will soon be placed on the $10 bill. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew said that Alexander Hamilton will remain tied to the $10 bill in some way, possibly by having two $10 bills in circulation, one with a woman’s picture and one with his, although the agency is exploring a number of possibilities.
The new bill would enter circulation sometime after 2020.
As we reported recently, there has been a movement in place to get a woman on the $20 bill which undoubtedly influenced the Treasury Department to make this change. One of the leaders of the movement was recently quoted as saying that the decision was “not perfect” but that it was a step in the right direction.
The Treasury Department has set up a website to promote the new bill and also solicit feedback from the public on who should be selected for the redesigned $10 bill. Anyone interested in suggesting candidates can use the hashtag #TheNew10 on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to share their ideas. If you would rather go old school, the Treasury Department has a contact form on the new site to send feedback directly to the agency.
But before you start sending in your suggestions for candidates, the Treasury Department noted that under federal law, only deceased individuals can be put onto currency, so don’t bother suggesting anyone living.
Twitter has been abuzz with people weighing in on who they think should go onto the $10 bill as you can see from the Twitter feed below.
So now that a woman is going to be put onto the $10 bill in the near future, we want to know: who are your ideas for candidates? Share your thoughts in the comments at the end of the article.