US Treasury Announces Addition of Women to $5, $10, & $20

Harriet Tubman (photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)
Harriet Tubman (photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Rochester, NY – Last summer, the United States Treasury announced plans to redesign the ten dollar bill, incorporating the theme of “democracy” and the portrait of woman for the first time in over a century. The Treasury launched a social media campaign, using #TheNew10, and solicited public nominations on which woman to feature.

Now, almost a year of robust and thought-provoking discussions later, Secretary Jack Lew has announced plans to redesign not only the ten dollar bill, but also the five and twenty dollar bills. The announcement, made on April 20, also revealed plans to incorporate several women on all three bills.

Most notably, Harriet Tubman will be featured on the face of the twenty dollar bill. Alexander Hamilton, originally slated to be removed from the face of the ten dollar bill, will now remain, joined by images, on the reverse, of celebrated women’s rights advocates: Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and our own, Susan B Anthony. President Abraham Lincoln will remain on the face of the five dollar bill, while the reverse will feature a collage of images honoring the historic events, which took place at the Lincoln Memorial in DC.

“We are very pleased with the selection of Harriet Tubman,” said Anthony Museum president and CEO, Deborah L. Hughes. “Tubman gave her entire life and sacrificed much in the fight for equal rights.” Harriet Tubman was mentioned by several attendees at a town hall meeting held at the Anthony Museum last July.

The U.S. Treasury expects to unveil the new designs by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote.  More information can be found at their website:

Not in the Rochester area? You can still get in on our town hall meeting!

On Tuesday, July 21, the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will host a town hall meeting to discuss the U.S. Treasury’s proposal to feature a woman on the redesigned ten dollar bill by 2020.

For those not in the Rochester area, the Museum will broadcast the meeting via To access the online video, please visit

The community is also encouraged to contact the U.S. Treasury directly by visiting their website, or by using #TheNew10 on social media.

Susan B. Anthony candidate to appear on new ten dollar bill

Rochester, NY – Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, recently announced a redesign of the ten dollar bill. Slated for release in 2020, the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, the new ten will feature the portrait of an as yet undisclosed woman.

This announcement comes on the heels of the grassroots Women on the 20s movement, which advocates for the removal of President Andrew Jackson from the twenty dollar bill. A nation-wide survey sought public input on a female replacement.

The Treasury is also seeking public comment and nominations for the woman who will share the new ten dollar bill with Alexander Hamilton, who already appears on the bill. Anyone can share their nominee(s) by using the hashtag #TheNew10 on social media or by visiting:

The ten dollar bill was, according to the Treasury, chosen in 2013 for the redesign and will feature a theme on “democracy”. This theme, along with the announced release date to coincide with the centennial of the 19th Amendment, is aptly personified by Susan B. Anthony’s life and work:

dlh_dollar“Woman will never have equality of rights anywhere, she never will hold those she now has by an absolute tenure, until she possesses the fundamental right of self-representation…All is on an insecure basis till woman holds in her own hand the ballot – that little piece of paper which can make or unmake laws and legislators, and which compels respectful consideration from the representatives.”

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House formally submits the great reformer as a candidate for this honor and requests the assistance of supporters in making their voices heard by the Treasury and Secretary Lew.

“Susan B. Anthony never lived to see the fruit of her labors and, even today, much of what she worked for remains undone,” says Anthony Museum President & CEO, Deborah L. Hughes. “Her appearance on the new ten would commemorate the achievement of voting rights for women, as well as serve as a reminder that there is still work to be done.”

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