Alexander Hamilton was our country’s first Treasury Secretary. Notorious for being one of the only founding fathers to support an American monarchy, he managed to assemble and execute a financial plan that eventually set the new United States on stable financial footing.
Tomorrow, the department that he helped create will announce that they are stripping his face off the $10 bill.
The speculation was ignited by a tweet from Nancy Lindborg, who is the President of the US Institute of Peace:
Her tweet seemed to be confirmed by reporter Philip Crowther, who covers the White House for France24.
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) June 17, 2015
He mentions that Lindborg “broke an embargo”, which implies that those “in the know” were asked to not release the story until a specific time.
The story was alluded to earlier today by CNN’s Michelle Kosinski:
Big announcement from the Treasury's ENGRAVING department coming at midnight… can you guess what it is?
— Michelle Kosinski (@MichLKosinski) June 17, 2015
And sources have also apparently confirmed the story to IJReview, who helped break the news.
Not everyone is happy about the news:
— Jarrett Stepman (@JarrettStepman) June 17, 2015
So what is this, we're supposed to have a hashtag and Tumblr competition to see whose face gets put on the $10? #thenewten
— Taniel (@Taniel) June 18, 2015
The presence of the hashtag, #TheNewTen, seems to imply that the Treasury Department will be soliciting suggestions for our new ten dollar bill. Who do you think should be on #TheNewTen??