Whose image should be on the new $20 bill?

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Whose image should be on the new $20 bill?


Post by RTH10260 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:34 pm

TehHill wrote:Bipartisan bill would force Treasury to put Tubman on $20 bill: A bipartisan House bill would replace President Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said his department is reconsidering plans to make the change.

Reps. John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) introduced a bill Friday that would force the Treasury Department to swap Jackson for Tubman on the $20, a change announced by the Obama administration in 2016.

The bill would require Treasury to update the $20 with Tubman's portrait by 2020, making her the only woman to appear on the front of a United States paper note.

Katko and Cummings called on Treasury to honor Tubman, the abolitionist icon that helped thousands of slaves escape to freedom, and introduced a similar bill to do so in 2015.

"Harriet Tubman is a hero who bravely led countless Americans to freedom and opportunity, courageously fought for her country, and was an outspoken advocate for women's suffrage," said Katko, whose central New York district includes a national park named after Tubman.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:39 pm

Trump Administration announces new $20 bill design will honor Harriet Tubman's owners.

http://www.theonion.com/article/trump-a ... ign--56829

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Post by Sluffy1 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:22 pm

Grover Cleveland was better than Jackson.

$20 Federal Reserve Bank Note – Series 1915
Issued by only 5 of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, this $20 note features a portrait of President Grover Cleveland on the face. The engraved vignettes on the back portray modes of land, sea, and air transportation. The note shown, from Series 1915, has a blue seal and serial numbers. It was issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Of all U.S. paper money, the large-size notes issued before 1929 offer the greatest variety of beautiful, artistic designs, subject matter, and history. Their unique themes and symbolic design elements make them prized by collectors worldwide. Large-size notes measure a big 7‑3/8 x 3‑1/8 inches, and were affectionately nicknamed "Horseblankets" because of their huge size! The highly detailed designs on large-size notes are considered some of the finest examples of the art of engraving. Those who have seen a large-size note up close can truly appreciate the magnificent work of these skilled 19th‑century engravers. As works of art, they truly are masterpieces!

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