Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce this week that Alexander Hamilton’s face will remain on the front of the $10 bill and a woman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill, a senior government source told CNN on Saturday.
Can Andrew Jackson return from the dead and strangle Jack Lew with his own entrails? I don’t know, Timmy! Let’s find out!
…Seriously, I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to handle this situation is to just have fives, tens, twenties, and fifties have a range of one of three people on the front. Singles are exempt because, you know, Washington; and hundreds are exempt because Ben Franklin was a stone cold playa (Lincoln will still have the penny, so as long as there’s a Batman Abe’s numismatic legacy is secure). That gives us eight slots to pander with.
Plus: Jackson doesn’t become a murderous revenant, which is always a bonus.
PS: My browser has a remarkably pedestrian vocabulary: it apparently had problems with some of the more esoteric words in this post. I’ll grant ‘revenant’ is obscure, but ‘necromantic?’ On the Internet?