On June 18, 2015, the Treasury department announced that a portrait of a woman will be on the $10 bill by 2020 – the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This decision followed a viral campaign seeking to have a woman on the $20 bill. What’s so compelling about seeing a woman as the new face of the $10 bill? It reflects America’s stride toward equality, especially the glaring inequality between a man’s and a woman’s income.
Women have surpassed so many barriers in the last 100 years and this change will be a step in the right direction in continuing to celebrate all that women have overcome and accomplished.
- Why the $10 and not the $20 as was originally requested?
In order to stay ahead of counterfeiting, redesigning currency is essential and the $10 bill was next in line.
- Who will the new $10 bill feature?
An honoree woman will be chosen to grace the $10 bill before the end of the year, hopefully. Some candidates include Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Shirley Chisholm and Harriet Tubman to name a few.
- Who would you like to see on the new $10 bill?
Share your ideas within the comments or use the hashtag #TheNew10 to spread the word and tell the public what democracy means to you.
This new currency will better reflect our values as Americans
And give women the recognition they deserve!