The Treasury Department is preparing to announce that they are putting a woman on the $10 bill, as a source has confirmed what appears to be a premature tweet.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will put a woman on the bill as soon as 2020.
Wednesday evening, Nancy Lindborg tweeted:
Lindborg is the president of the Institute of Peace, which was created by and is funded by Congress.
Following her tweet, White House reporter Philip Crowther tweeted that Limborg had “broken” an embargo on the release.
His tweet referred to a release the Treasury Department sent Wednesday, which had an embargo of midnight Thursday.
A source confirmed the news to Independent Journal Review.
And CNN reporter Michelle Kosinski tweeted:
While much of the focus for the redesign was on the $20 bill, CNN reported in March that the $10 bill was also due for a makeover, including the possibility of replacing Hamilton.
The hashtag for the campaign will feature #TheNewTen, our source told us, which was replicated in Lindborg's tweet, which is screenshotted below in case it is subsequently deleted:
Visiting thenew10.treasury.gov yields this message.
“Sawbuck” is slang for a ten dollar bill.
The current ten dollar bill features Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury.