New $10 bill design to feature a woman

New bills with woman's face go into circulation in 2020

Photo courtesy MGNonline

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – For the first time in more than a century, a woman will appear on US paper currency. The Treasury has decided to redesign the $10 bill.

They’ll announce the replacement for Alexander Hamilton later this year, but the new bills with a woman’s face in the middle won’t go into circulation until 2020.

People we spoke with said it’s about time.

“Why not? Were there not any important women in our History? And why would it always be a man?,” said Jean Zola of West Springfield.

Ryan Panetta of Springfield said, “I think it’s pretty cool. Yes I do, I think it’s awesome. Maybe one day we’ll have a woman President.”

The Treasury Department will be accepting ideas from the public through the summer. Only one rule: the woman cannot be alive and they must fit with the theme – “Democracy.”

For a link to the Treasury website, click here.

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