A woman will appear on the $10 bill beginning in 2020, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
According to USA Today, just which woman is up to you.
Legally, the decision belongs to Jack Lew, but the Treasury secretary said he’s seeking public input on which female historical figure should appear on U.S. paper currency for the first time in 119 years.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew hailed the move.
“America’s currency is a way for our nation to make a statement about who we are and what we stand for,” he said.
Liberals are already talking about Hillary Clinton being placed on the ten dollar bill while others oppose the thought.
If Hillary Clinton's face gets put on the ten dollar bill, imagine how awkward it'll be for Bill Clinton when he goes to strip clubs
— dylab nehan (@dylabolical) June 18, 2015
I heard Hillary Clinton has bought every ten dollar bill and is putting herself on them. She figures she's the next president. #Hamilton
— Ross Gerber (@GerberKawasaki) June 18, 2015
A Woman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the Ten Dollar Bill. Please, Please Lord Not Hillary Clinton?
— Andro Paul Lucich (@AndroPLucich) June 18, 2015
CNN reported that Lew, who will make the final decision on who will grace the currency, is asking the public for help.
The department will launch a website, and is asking for input over social media with the hashtag #TheNew10.
What’s his criteria? Lew wants the next generation of U.S. currency to underscore the theme of American democracy. The portrait must also — by law — be of someone who is no longer living.
Hamilton, who was the nation’s first treasury secretary, has been on the $10 bill since 1929. He replaced Andrew Jackson, who was the seventh president.
Jackson moved to the $20 bill, where he remains today.