Every few years America revamps the currency for the bills we exchange with, this time they are adding Harriet Tubman to the mix. The historic underground railroad leader will be featured on the $10 bill, instead of the $20 bill which was originally thought of.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew explains in the Washington Examiner:
“The $10 bill is currently scheduled for a redesign, and creating new currency is a painstaking process that takes years to plan and complete. The $10 is the first in a planned new series of redesigned notes. It’s a process that began before he (Barack Obama) took office and that he has been discussing with the Treasury since the beginning of his tenure in 2013. The new bill won’t be unveiled until 2020.”
The Treasury Department recently released a video that included several head officials like Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Ambassador Samantha Power, among other U.S. officials that give their take on the importance of choosing the face for the redesigned currency.