Earlier this year when the U.S. Treasury announced it would put a woman on the $10 note, marking the first time in over a century a female face would grace U.S. paper currency, ladies everywhere said it was about time. But we’ll have to wait a little longer for it to be a reality. Since the announcement, the Treasury has been overwhelmed with public feedback. More than 1.5 million Americans weighed in on the decision in just two months. Now, the Department won’t choose a woman by January 1, 2016 as originally planned, but some time next year. “The public’s input on redesigning our currency has been a valuable part of Secretary Lew’s decision making process,” senior Treasury adviser Casey Hernandez said in a statement. “As a result of the tremendous amount of engagement, we have many more ideas than we had originally anticipated.” The redesigned bills will reflect “democratic ideals, and our striving to make those ideals a reality,” according to the Treasury. Among the frontrunners to “break the paper ceiling” and join Alexander Hamilton on the $10 are Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Harriet Tubman.
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