Harriet Tubman Won’t Appear On $20 Bill Next Year

Photo: H.G. Smith / Ohio History Connection


WASHINGTON – A re-designed Twenty Dollar Bill featuring Harriet Tubman will not debut next year.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that the new currency will be unveiled in 2028, rather than 2020, as originally planned.

Mnuchin said the department wanted to focus on boosting security features.



The new design would replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the bill with Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery and worked to free others.

Jackson would still appear on the back of the bill.

When the redesign was announced in 2016, officials wanted the new twenty to come out in 2020, because it’s the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.



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