Hillary Clinton wants to see a woman on a Federal Reserve note, but
she doesn't want the woman to share space with Alexander Hamilton on
the $10 bill, and she's not even sure if that's the
right bill to change, the Democratic candidate for president said in
an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar Tuesday.
"A woman should have her own bill," she said, "and it
may be more appropriate to look at the $20 than the $10."
Clinton said she does not like the idea that, if indeed it is the
$10 bill that a woman's portrait appears on, it be a shared-space
situation where Andrew Hamilton's portrait is still included.
"That sounds pretty second-class to me," Clinton said.
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Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced last month that a newly designed $10
bill featuring a woman's portrait will be introduced in 2020, in time
to mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, which
gave women the right to vote.
However, the bill won't be the woman's alone.
"While the design process is complex and much work remains to
be done, Secretary Lew has made clear that the image of Alexander
Hamilton will remain part of the $10 note," Treasury's TheNew10.com website reads. "There are many
options for continuing to honor Hamilton. While one option is
producing two bills, we are exploring a variety of
The "driving conideration" behind any new design, the
website reads, would be security requirements, which speaks to why the
$10 was selected and not the $20 bill as was targeted by the Women On 20s campaign due to Andrew Jackson's less-than-sterling reputation
in his treatment of Native Americans.
"When recommending a note for redesign, the Advanced
Counterfeit Deterrence (ACD) Steering Committee considers these
primary goals: that U.S. currency utilizes unique and technologically
advanced security features to deter counterfeiting, that it
facilitates the public’s use and authentication, provides
accessibility and usability, and maintains public confidence,"
TheNew10.com reads. "Based on analysis of these criteria, in June
2013, the Committee recommended that the $10 note should be the next
note to be redesigned, assuming no other counterfeit threats emerge."
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Here's a clip of the CNN interview pertaining to the $10 bill
conversation, courtesy of The Huffington Post.