Have You Seen the Woman on the 'New' $20 Bill?

June 14, 2019Jun 14, 2019

The $20 bill depicts the image of former President Andrew Jackson. Many people are familiar with this image and his face is extremely recognizable. However, a movement has been working on changing the $20 to depict Harriet Tubman.

"Extensive work was well underway on a new $20 bill bearing the image of Harriet Tubman when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced last month that the design of the note would be delayed for technical reasons by six years and might not include the former slave and abolitionist," reported the New York Times.

Lots of people were sad to hear the news that the change would have to be delayed for the time being. It will be interesting to see if it ever actually occurs. Many advocates feel it is a welcomed change and something America should strive for.

"In fact, work on the new $20 note began before Mr. Trump took office, and the basic design already on paper most likely could have satisfied the goal of unveiling a note bearing Tubman’s likeness on next year’s centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote," according to reports.

"Here’s an early design of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill created by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Steven Mnuchin said designs would be delayed until 2026 and a future Treasury secretary will decide who’s on the face of the note," reported Alan Rapperport.

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