Hamilton Creator: Founding Father Will Stay on $10 Bill

Treasury Secretary says he'll be 'very happy'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2016 7:07 AM CDT
Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks during an event at the White House.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – Fans of Alexander Hamilton need not fear a new design for the $10 bill. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of Broadway musical Hamilton, says Treasury Secretary Jack Lew assured him during a Monday meeting that he is "going to be very happy" with the new bill design, to begin circulating in 2020, which will feature Hamilton and a historically significant American woman, per the New York Times and the Hill.

A Treasury rep says Lew thanked Miranda for igniting "a renewed interest in one of our nation's founding fathers" and "reiterated his commitment to continue to honor Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill." Lew has previously hinted that Hamilton may take one side of the bill, while the woman may adorn the other. "Give your regards to Broadway, America," quips MarketWatch. (Watch Miranda rap with President Obama's help.)

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