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What woman should be on the $10 bill?

Well, you can say goodbye to Alexander Hamilton. The U.S. Treasury announced this week that a woman’s portrait will be on the $10 bill starting in 2020. That year, of course, is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew gets to make the decision on who the honoree will be, and he’ll announce his choice by the end of the year. In the meantime, he’s taking suggestions. The only rule: That the women on the note is no longer alive. So, who would you choose? Here to help field calls and walk us through the history of women on currency is Harlan J. Berk, professional numismatist and owner of Harlan J. Berk Limited, a dealer of coins, currency, and antiquities based here in Chicago’s financial district. (flickr/YoavShapira)

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