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Will This Woman Be the Face of the New $10 Bill?

Will This Woman Be the Face of the New $10 Bill?

In June, the U.S. Treasury announced some exciting news — a woman will appear on the new $10 bill.

But who will that woman be?

A poll released Wednesday reveals that more than 25 percent of Americans are hoping the newly redesigned bill will feature Eleanor Roosevelt, Reuters reports

The McClatchy-Marist poll showed the former first lady in the lead with 27 percent. African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman trailed in second place with 17 percent of 1,249 votes. Native American explorer Sacagawea came in at third place with 13 percent.

The new bill will make its appearance during a significant time in U.S. history — it will appear in 2020, marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

According to the New York Times, by law, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will decide who will appear, and added that he wants a woman "who was a champion for our inclusive democracy."

The New York Times also reported that the Treasury invited the public to use the hashtag #TheNew10 "to spread the word about the redesign."

New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had previously introduced legislation to put a woman on the $20 bill. 

Who do you want to see on the new $10 bill?

NEXT: Harriet Tubman Wins Poll to Be the First Woman On the $20 Bill »

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