Big News! The $10 Bill Will Finally Feature A Woman

If you take a United States-issued bill out of your wallet right now, there's an 100% chance you'll see a white male face.

But that's finally going to change. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that a redesign of the $10 bill will feature a woman for the first time "in more than a century," alongside Alexander Hamilton.

Lew said he would announce which woman was chosen before the end of the year, and that the bill would go into circulation after 2020, in time for the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

While we wish a woman were replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 instead of sharing the spotlight with Hamilton, this is still an important change. But who will it be? Well, the Treasury actually wants your help with the decision:

"Use #TheNew10 to tell us your ideas, symbols, designs or any other feedback that can inform the Secretary as he considers options for the $10 redesign," with "the theme of democracy" in mind.

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Who do you want to see on the 10?

You can check out Secretary Lew's announcement below.

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