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They’re Featuring a Woman On The New $10 Bill: Who Should It Be?

Kevin Whipps April 5, 2024 · 2 min read

The treasury recently made the announcement that a woman will be appearing on paper currency in the next few years. This is obviously huge news, as the last time a woman appeared on any U.S. bill was in the 1880s when Martha Washington was on the $1 silver certificate. Prior to that, Pocahontas was on the $20 bill (the back of it) in the 1860s, and otherwise, women have only appeared on coins – the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin, Sacagawea dollar, and Helen Keller on a special-issue quarter from Alabama.

Pocahontas $20 bill via Antique Banknotes
When will this happen? Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has stated that it will come out in 2020, just in time to hit the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which guaranteed all women the right to vote.
So, who do you think should be the next woman on the $10 bill? So far, Twitter is responding:

If you’d like to provide your input, feel free to use the hashtag #TheNew10 on Twitter, or visit Thenew10.treasury.gov.


Kevin Whipps is a writer and editor based in Phoenix, Arizona. When he’s not working on one of the many projects in his queue, he’s looking for fun and irreverent things online to share with his friends.

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