Tag: Currency

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Poet Maya Angelou and Astronaut Sally Ride Among the 20 Influential Female Leaders to Be Honored on US Quarters Over Next 4 Years

The coins you carry in your pocket are about to experience a huge shift in gender equity and representation. A newly announced government initiative will be commemorating up to 20 different women pioneers on the back of U.S. quarters between 2022 and 2025. Alexa Mikhail of nonprofit newsroom The 19th…

Black Woman to Portray Lady Liberty on U.S. Coin

The United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin, which will portray Lady Liberty as an African American woman. The Mint and the Treasury Department said in an announcement on Thursday that the coin, which is $100 face value, will celebrate the anniversary of…

Harriet Tubman to Change the Face of U.S. Currency

Abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman will be featured on the front of a new $20 bill. Tubman now makes history as the first woman highlighted prominently on U.S. paper currency. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in an open letter on Wednesday the decision to put Tubman on the new $20 “was…

Harriet Tubman To Be On The $20 Bill

President Andrew Jackson’s run as the face of the $20 bill may be coming to an end. Women On 20s, also known as W20, an organization dedicated to putting a woman on the $20 bill, recently compiled a list of prominent females who they see fit to take Jackson’s place….