The Treasury Department will announce on Thursday that it will feature a woman on the new $10 bill.
According to a tweet made by Nancy Lindborg Wednesday evening, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will make the official announcement.
Sec Lew announced 2day historic decision to feature a woman on new 10 dollar bill. About time! Share ideas on who to feature #TheNewTen.
— Nancy Lindborg (@nancylindborg) June 17, 2015
Lindborg heads up the U.S. Institute of Peace, an organization funded by Congress to find ways to solve international conflict through peaceful means. Although the tweet mentions a woman being named, there have been no specific names released, leading to suggestions for candidates on social media.
@nancylindborg Caitlyn Jenner!!!
— Kevin G O'Brien (@kevinobrieninnc) June 18, 2015
@nancylindborg LILY TOMLIN! or DOLLY PARTON! 🙂
— Franco (@JFrncjr) June 17, 2015
— Lianna (@LiberalLianna) June 18, 2015
The news, trending on Twitter with the hashtag #TheNewTen, also had its share of detractors.
— Jarrett Stepman (@JarrettStepman) June 17, 2015
Totally upset we're nixing Hamilton a key founding father instead of Jackson a genocidal murderer #thenewten Can this be undone?
— Micah Weinberg (@mdweinberg) June 18, 2015
Hamilton, the first U.S. Treasury Secretary, has been on the $10 bill since 1929. Before then, several other people were featured on the bill.
Editor’s note: The story initially stated that Hamilton would be replaced. The story has since been updated.