CoinWeek Podcast #117: Treasury Reverses Course on Harriet Tubman $20 (with Barbara Howard)
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This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, Barbara Ortiz Howard from Women on 20s joins us to talk about Andrew Jackson, Harriet Tubman, and the Treasury Department’s 180-degree turn on changing the design of the $20 Federal Reserve Note, and why it has taken so long for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to state for the record what he’s likely known all along – that President Andrew Jackson is staying on the $20 bill.
Contemporary coverage of numismatics has been steeped in political controversy recently, and the implementation or lack thereof of the Harriet Tubman redesign is no different, with people on both sides of the issue deeply entrenched in their beliefs of what should or should not happen.
But regardless of whichever side you find yourself on, what about government transparency? If the current Treasury Secretary has decided that he will not go forward with plans to change the effigies and themes of three of America’s most used notes, shouldn’t he come clean with the American public and say so?
Buckle up as we dig right into this contentious topic next on the CoinWeek Podcast.
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