Which Woman Will Be the Face of the New $10 Bill?

The last time a woman appeared on paper currency was 119 years ago. It’s time for change.

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In 1785, the United States Congress adopted the dollar bill as America’s unit of currency. While Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, and Thomas Jefferson have since been featured, it’s been 119 years since a woman last appeared on paper currency. Just last night, the Treasury Department announced a startling change in policy: on the front of the $10 bill, they would put a woman.

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