Report: Harriet Tubman to be on the $20 Bill, Hamilton Staying on the $10

The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury will announce Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, Politico reports.

According to Politico, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is also set to reveal that Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10 bill, women’s suffrage movement leaders will be on the back of the $10 bill, and the $5 bill will be changed to depict civil rights-era leaders.

On the $20 bill, Jackson will be moved to the back, according to the report.

The major change of plans comes amidst backlash over the controversial idea to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill.

Supporters of putting a woman on the $10 bill have complained that it will take too long to put a woman on the $20 bill. But people familiar with the matter said new designs for the bills should be ready by 2020. Treasury is likely to ask the Federal Reserve, which makes the final decision, to speed the process and get the bills into circulation as quickly as possible. — Politico 

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