Who Was The Face Of The $20 Before Andrew Jackson?

On April 20, 2016, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill, replacing Andrew Jackson. However, the seventh president wasn't the first face of the $20. The 1864 $20 banknote showed Lady Liberty, and before Jackson made his way onto the bill in 1928, it featured presidents George Washington and Grover Cleveland. The Tubman design of the $20 bill is set to be unveiled in 2020, and will enter circulation thereafter. The $5 and $10 bills are also getting a facelift -- the backs of each will be redesigned. The $5 will feature historical figures associated with the Lincoln Memorial, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech there. The $10 will now feature leaders of the suffrage movement, including Sojourner Truth and Susan B. Anthony. These changes constitute the biggest makeover U.S. currency has seen since the 1920s.

Written by Curiosity Staff June 6, 2016

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