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Why the $10 bill, not $20, will get a woman’s portrait

Nova Safo Jun 18, 2015
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The Treasury Department is asking for public input to help decide which historically-significant woman will appear on the $10 bill. The agency announced that it will unveil the new paper currency design with a portrait of a woman by 2020.

The move comes after a popular online campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill. The $10 bill won out, instead, because it has already been scheduled for a refresh, as of 2013.

“I like to think of our paper money as pocket monuments,” says Susan Ades Stone, executive director of the Women On 20s campaign. “By putting women on our paper money, it’s a way of showing the world that we are committed to gender equality.”

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