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Joe O'Donnell

Joe O’Donnell, digital content producer, joined the Coin World editorial staff in 2014. Joe writes web content, manages Coin World’s social media accounts, compiles content for daily digital eNewsletters, and contributes on occasion to the print magazine. He has enjoyed interacting with Coin World readers while covering the sale of coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard and the 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar releases.

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Harriet Tubman on the $20: How are people reacting?

I've been covering the Women on 20s effort to put a woman's portrait on the $20 Federal Reserve note and retire that of "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson, and yesterday we learned which historical U.S. woman the organization will be pushing for on Capitol Hill. 

It's Harriet Tubman, abolitionist and pioneer of the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping the South. 

The news quickly spread, and "Harriet Tubman" was trending on Twitter Wednesday morning. 

Here are some of the notable reactions:

The votes are in, and Women On 20s has its winner!

Posted by Coin World on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Older Comments (5)
A couple of things. First, what would this change cost? What bothers me most, however, is that everyone (to date) who has graced our currency has accomplished things which benefited the entire country. And now they're considering putting a person on a U.S. note who's accomplishments, as far as I can tell, benefited only a small segment of the population. What next, sports figures?