The U.S. plans to put a woman on the $10 bill, announcing that the next $10 bill will feature the likeness of a woman who has played a major role in American history and has been a champion for democracy.
The new note, anticipated to be released in 2020, would be unveiled just in time for the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which secured women’s suffrage. “America’s currency makes a statement about who we are and what we stand for as a nation,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on a call Wednesday.
Just who the woman will be, however, has not been determined yet. The Department of Treasury launched a campaign to garner public input on what the next bill should look like. Over the summer, the Treasury Department will host town hall meetings and engage with the public digitally about the bill’s design.
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