The Department of the Treasury has announced that a portrait of a woman will be featured in a new design of the $10 bill. (According to the website FAQs, Alexander Hamilton–an architect of the Constitution, a designer of the U.S. economic system–will still have a place somewhere on the currency.) The department is soliciting suggestions as to what woman to portray. Here are the criteria:
Democracy is the theme for the next redesigned series and the Secretary will select a woman recognized by the public who was a champion for democracy in the United States. The person should be iconic and have made a significant contribution to — or impact on — protecting the freedoms on which our nation was founded. By law, only a portrait of a deceased person may be included on banknotes.
For more details about the change and to offer your suggestion, go here.
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