The Lady and the 10

The big decision

Did I forget to mention which woman is going to be on the new 10? Well, that's because the Treasury Department hasn't decided yet!

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Technology is helping the currency redesign in a way that it never has before. Anyone can put in their two cents about which woman should be on the bill by using #TheNew10 on social media.

Which of these security measures helps keep our $10 bills safe from counterfeiters?

Shape-shifting Zombies

A waterpark

Erasable ink

A security thread

The Treasury Department will look through the public's suggestions and then make their decision about which woman will be displayed on the highly anticipated bill—keeping the new theme in mind.

In 2003, the theme for new banknotes was symbols of freedom. For example, the 20 has a blue eagle in the background. For this next generation of currency, the theme is democracy.

Who should it be?

You might have your own thoughts about which woman is important enough to have a place on our everyday currency.

If you're hoping to see Oprah, Beyoncé, or Taylor Swift in your wallet, think again. According to law, only someone who has already died can be on our currency.

Plus, it would be a little bit silly to see Taylor Swift and Alexander Hamilton hanging out together on the $10 bill.

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Share your ideas for the new $10 note.
Some serious contenders for the new 10 include:

Do you have your own ideas about which woman should be on our new $10 bill? Create an instant poll question with your top choices and get others to vote for their favorite!



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True or False: Andrew Jackson was the first President to be born west of the Appalachian Mountains. Click Andrew's head for the answer.
FALSE: He was born in Waxhaw, South Carolina on March 15, 1767. Waxhaw is now part of North Carolina, and is surrounded by the Appalacian's.
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"This was a great story! I wonder which woman they will put on the dollar bill. It's great we do so much to stop counterfitting."
manning5, WI, Age 11

"I didn't know they were planning on doing this! I can't wait to see who they decide. It shows how much thought is put into the bills, which we don't often think a lot about about."
sunshineitf, MD, Age 12

"I really enjoyed this story. It was well written and informative. I never even realized how much work went into making bills! Great job!"
WritingOwl02, PA, Age 13

"I really enjoyed your story. It made me think a lot about how almost everything has technology linked to it! I liked your little details on how they discover fakes, and how each time they make new bills they have a cool theme. I learned lots from your story, great job!!"
toric023, WA, Age 13

"I never even noticed these things on the bills! It is really cool how they even put technology in the most unsuspected things! "
nit96, TX, Age 13

"That was a really interesting topic I would love to know more about it "
masonluke111, Ok, Age 12

"Cool money. I like the color, makes the bill more unique. I bet cashiers will be able to scan a bill over ultra-violet light to make sure the bill is real, but I also liked how the author explained what the features on the bill were! "
dino_lex, TX, Age 11

"Cool money. I like the color, makes the bill more unique. I bet cashiers will be able to scan a bill over ultra-violet light to make sure the bill is real. Oooohhhh... technologyyyy..."
mazza2618@ya, Mi, Age 11

"I liked how the author explained what the features on the bill were! :)"
janika 12, WA, Age 12

"This is amazing to me that we can do so much on each dollar bill so that we can be a fair country with our money."
tanereham, AZ, Age 13

"Woah! That was really interesting and I got a lot of information about that topic."
pinapple27, WI, Age 12

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