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.
— Treasury Department (@USTreasury) June 18, 2015
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.
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— Erin Ruberry (@erinruberry) June 18, 2015
ROSA PARKS #TheNew10
— Megan Kolis (@megkolis) June 18, 2015
Eleanor Roosevelt should be featured on #TheNew10.
— Mackenzie C Holbrook (@the_mac_attackk) June 18, 2015
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.
Alexander Hamilton is the one person who deserves to be on our money more than anyone. He was the 1st Secretary of Treasury. #TheNew10
— Patrick S. Hewett (@PsHewett) June 18, 2015
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.