Treasury Secretary Lew: We've received more than 1 million comments on $10 bill redesign

Associated Press

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he's gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments on how U.S. currency should be redesigned and recommendations for what woman should become the first female on U.S. paper money in more than a century.

Lew says it has been a "remarkable outpouring" of everything from tweets and retweets to personal letters. He said among the "interesting commentary" are suggestions to replace some of the buildings now on the currency with more direct depictions of the democracy theme that will be used in the redesign.

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Lew set off a furor in June by announcing a redesign of the $10 bill that would replace the portrait of Alexander Hamilton with a woman. Meeting with reporters, Lew says a decision is still expected soon.