The news last week that the government will kick Andrew Jackson off the 20-dollar bill and replace him with Harriet Tubman was big.
Changing personnel on the nation’s currency doesn’t happen often, but it’s not unprecedented. Jackson has been on the 20 since 1928, when his mugshot replaced that of Grover Cleveland.
The 10-dollar bill actually was the one under review by the U.S. Treasury Department, but Alexander Hamilton, who graces the sawbuck, was spared. It’s amazing what a Pulitzer-winning hip-hop Broadway show can do to raise your profile.
The Jackson-Tubman story prompted a headline that was used by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, among others.
Maybe it was that obvious, but as headlines go, it was right on the money:
“Change for a $20”