According to a report from the US Treasury, Harriet Tubman will soon replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced last year he had plans to replace Alexander Hamilton‘s face with a woman’s on the $10 bill. When met with backlash from those who believe that the first ever treasury secretary should remain on our currency, Law called for an audible and decided to replace known slave-owner and former president Andrew Jackson’s face with the face of Harriet Tubman, civil rights hero.
Politico reports that although President Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10 bill, “leaders of the movement to give women the right to vote” will appear on the back of the bill. There will also be a change to the $5 bill that will feature leaders of the civil rights movement on the back with President Lincoln’s face still the centerpiece of the front of the bill.
There is no word yet on when the changes will take place but the fact that they have been officially announced means that something is in the works for the near future. Keep an eye out for the new money, hopefully it’s here before 2017.