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Alexander Hamilton Saved by Musical

May 4, 2016 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew had announced that the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, who served as the first secretary of the treasury (1789-1795) and established the country’s first bank, would no longer be the face of the $10 bill.* He should have rethought his decision, though, as the musical “Hamilton” [Read more]

The ‘Identity Politics’ Behind the Faces on US Bills

May 2, 2016 // Huanqiu - China - Chinese

A debate surrounding plans for a newly-designed set of U.S. paper currency has set the whole of the United States abuzz. The year 2020 will mark the centennial of women's suffrage in that country. Several days ago, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that 2020 would also see a new set of banknotes issued, [Read more]