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Which historical woman do you want on the new $10 bill? Use #TheNew10 to submit your suggestions.

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-18 16:34:14-04

One lucky woman will grace the new $10 bill, and the U.S. Treasury is spending the summer listening to suggestions on who will grace the new note.

Top contenders are historic figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and Susan B. Anthony.

The public is encouraged to use the hashtag #TheNew10 to spread the word and submit suggestions.

Federal law requires people on currency must no longer be living. The treasury will have round-table talks and town hall meetings to discuss public input.

Earlier in the year, Harriet Tubman received thousands of votes in an online petition to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, but the treasury says the $10 is in need of an upgrade for security reasons.

The first note was issued in 1914, and featured Andrew Jackson. The nation's first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, became the face of the $10 bill in the 1920s. The U.S. treasury now says a woman will front the currency in 2020.

The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. It also marks the first time in over 100 years that a woman was featured in a U.S. currency. Martha Washington and Pocahontas were both on bills in the 1800s.

As for Alexander Hamilton, he won't be going anywhere. The political icon will appear on the back of the bills, or in a separate series.