Harriet Tubman Won’t Be On The New $20 Bill After All, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Delays Redesign Until 2028
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Wednesday that the new $20 bill, at one time intended to feature abolitionist Harriet Tubman, won’t be introduced in 2020 — as originally planned — but rather in 2028, CNBC reports. Had the bill been issued in 2020, the release of the new design would have coincided with the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. Back in 2015, the Treasury Department asked the general public to suggest personalities or historical figures to be featured on a new $20 bill. The redesigned bill was initially set to be introduced in 2020. Then, in 2016 — as then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced on the Treasury Department‘s website — the winner was declared to be Tubman. “The decision to put Harriet Tubman on the new $20 was driven by thousands of responses we received from Americans young and old,” Lew wrote. Click here to continue and read more...