US: Woman to Feature on New $10 Note

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As per the US Treasury Department, a woman will feature on the country’s redesigned $10 note. However, it has not been decided who the woman will be.  The note, which will debut in 2020, will mark the 100th anniversary of the US Constitution’s 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

It is to be noted that former US political leaders – all white men – currently headline US notes.  The woman who the Treasury Department ultimately selects will replace Alexander Hamilton, a key figure in the American Revolution and the first secretary of the US Treasury.

Hamilton began appearing on the $10 note in 1929. He along with diplomat and inventor Ben Franklin are the only non-presidents featured on current US notes.

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