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Media reports: Alexander Hamilton is getting dropped from the $10

I just saw this story making the rounds on Facebook: 



If the media reports are true, and Jack Lew does announce that Alexander Hamilton is getting dropped from the $10, who should replace him? 

6 years ago

I also read the article, and saw a poll, the top candidate according to the poll is Eleanor Roosevelt.

6 years ago

I think Harriet Tubman actually won that contest to put a woman on the $20 to replace Andrew Jackson. Eleanor Roosevelt came in second, but now that the Treasury Dept has made an official announcement (and about the $10, not the $20 - wth? No love for Alexander Hamilton I guess) It'll be interesting to see how many more people weigh in - and which woman might win out this time; very exciting stuff nevertheless, IMHO. And I think media reports are saying this won't make its way into circulation until 2020. (Ugh. I can see the news reports now, telling people that their $10 notes with Hamilton are going to worth tons of money someday - yeah, just like all those Bicentennial coins and $2 bills. And I'll have that many more dreams to crush when they call. Sigh.)

6 years ago

If it becomez an absolute necessity to change portrait of $10 bill as proposed, my recommendation would be the consideration of Amelia Mary Earhart.


The Wall Street Journal has a good article explaining more of the details of the proposal at the following link:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-WB-55993

6 years ago

cool!

6 years ago

Some changes can be good, but I wish they would change the features of the bill not the existing person on the bill.  The perfect example would be the new $100 bill.  Lots of new features, but it still has Ben Franklin on it!

6 years ago

This morning I saw Rosie Rios on the news.  When asked if this ment that Halimton was going away, she said, "no." Sounded like a woman would be "joining" Hamilton on "The New Ten."

6 years ago

@Numinerd9

I know what you mean. I hope there won't be any misinformation in the news about how "rare" Hamilton notes will be five years from now.

What do you all think of polymer banknotes? I know Canada and Australia already use them, and the Bank of England announced that England will be using Polymer instead of Cotton soon. Do you think the US will switch too?

6 years ago

I am not opposed to a woman on our currency and deposing Alexander Hamilton, the only non-president on the commonly circulated currencies in the US is probably not a surprise.  I know about Ben Franklin but how many of us get a c-note in change at the grocery store the only time I ever got asked if I wanted any 100's was at the credit union when i cashed a check. 

6 years ago

I think the reason behind choosing the $10 by the treasury secretary is senseless, and contains no logic. The $20 could have and should have been chosen. Comparing the track record of these two men, it should be a no-brainer to replace Jackson. I believe it's an insult to African Americans and Native Americans alike to keep Jackson on the $20. I can't believe there isn't more outrage over this decision from the public. In this new age of progress in our country, this is truly a step backward. Time to turn in my 20's for 10's while I can still carry the only proper portrait that is on them!

6 years ago
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