It had been widely reported that Alexander Hamilton would be getting the boot from America’s $10 bill, but reports today suggest that it is Andrew Jackson, America’s 7th president and the face on the $20 bill, who will be getting demoted. In his place, the $20 dollar will bear the visage of another American: abolitionist hero Harriet Tubman.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday will announce plans to both keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and to knock Andrew Jackson off the front of the $20 in favor of Harriet Tubman, sources tell POLITICO.
Lew is expected to roll out a set of changes that also include putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill.
Also, Jackson isn’t getting completely booted off the $20 bill. He’s likely to remain on the back.