According to Politico, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce an unexpected overhaul to U.S. currency. While there was a push to put a woman on the $10 note, Lew is expected to announce he’s made a change to the $20, $10, and $5 bills instead.
While Alexander Hamilton, who helped create the Treasury Department, will stay on the front of the $10 note, abolitionist and women’s rights activist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill.
The move to replace Jackson with Tubman seems like a twist of poetic justice, given the former president’s harsh treatment of Native Americans and enslaved Black Americans.
Though Hamilton will remain on the face of the $10 note, leaders of women’s suffrage movement will reportedly be featured on the back, while civil rights icons and leaders will be on the back of the $5 note.
Though the new bills will be available for public view in 2020, to mark the centennial of the women’s suffragette movement and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, you probably won’t be able to get your hands on one until 2030.