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.