Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hamilton Hangs on Just as Well to Rotate Jackson off the $20 Bill

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hamilton Hangs on Just as Well to Rotate Jackson off the $20 Bill

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By 2030, President Andrew Jackson's scowling visage will no longer adorn the $20 bill. Thanks to an aggressive and well- organized 10-week campaign by newly minted supporters of Alexander Hamilton, whose perch on the $10 bill was previously threatened, President Jackson, known affectionately as "Old Hickory," has been given the boot instead by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

Jackson, who famously hated the idea of paper currency anyway, will be replaced by a woman who embodies the struggle against gender or racial inequality in America. The abolitionist Harriet Tubman is one of those being considered to replace the most problematic of American presidents.

The new $20 bill won't go into circulation until the end of the next decade because of anti-counterfeiting design elements that have to be slowly put into place. …

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