US Treasury on track to announce decision on woman for $10 bill by end of year

Associated Press

The Treasury Department is on track to announce by the end of this year which woman will become the first on U.S. paper currency in more than a century.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew set off a furor in June when he announced that he would replace the portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman. He said a month later that Treasury has gotten more than 1.5 million responses commenting on the change, everything from tweets to handwritten letters.

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Treasury officials are not saying what famous women are in the running to be placed on the $10 bill, but one official says that many of the letters have included passionate arguments. They say the redesign effort will eventually include other currency denominations.