BALTIMORE (WJZ)–The $10 dollar bill is getting a makeover, this time, with a woman!
Tracey Leong explains how you could choose the new face.
The U.S. Department of Treasury wants the public’s help in this monumental decision because the last time a woman was on our currency was more than a century ago.
Move over Alexander Hamilton, the $10 bill is getting a new face–the question is–who?
Leong: “Who should be on the new ten dollar bill?”
“I think Corrie ten Boom would be good,” said John McInerney.
There are two requirements for this new ten. It needs to be an American woman who embodies the theme of our democracy and is no longer living.
“It’s time for a woman to be back on our paper currency,” said Jack Lew, Treasury Secretary.
Lew says it’s an important step in honoring women’s contributions.
“Signal to the world, of what we think and representing all of our people in our history,’ he said.
The U.S. Department of Treasury wants to hear your suggestions via social media using the #TheNew10.
The new bill will be unveiled in 2020 which is also the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote.
President Obama also supporting the change.
“A young girl wrote to ask me why aren’t there any women on our currency, which I thought was a pretty good idea,” he said.
There have only been 2 women to make the bill, Martha Washington and Pocahontas in the 1800s.
Who do you think should be the woman featured on the new $10 bill?