There’s a pretty good chance the majority of you have already ready read about subject over the past few days. Some of you may not have, either way I’d sure like hear what your opinions are after you read the short story below:
Treasury officials are saying that Alexander Hamilton will be replaced on the $10 bill with a woman or women. Exactly who will apppear on the new $10 bill has not yet been decided.
The move, part of a planned upgrade for all paper currency, represents the first time in more than a century that a bill will have a woman on it. Hamilton’s face will continue to be on some of the new notes, slated to enter circulation in 2020.
“The new 10 will be the first bill in more than a century that features the portrait of a woman,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on an call with reporters Wednesday.
The Treasury Department wants the public to weigh in and decide who should be the new female face or faces of the $10 bill. If you’re so inclined, you can tweet your ideas using the hashtag #thenewten. Although Treasury is taking public suggestions, Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury will have the final decision.
“It will be my decision,” Lew said. “Obviously, I share my views on a regular basis on a wide variety of issues with the president but it’s my decision.”
The last woman to appear on U.S. currency was Martha Washington on the silver dollar certificate. Pocahontas was featured on the $20 note in a group photo during the mid-19th century. Other women on U.S. currency include Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony on dollar coins and Hellen Keller on a quarter.
So, do you thing Jack Lew should keep his paws off the ten dollar bill?
If this were be changed, what choice would you pick…if any?
For the heck of it, and some fun, I’ll start it off with this one:
Toss in your opinions…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!