I think we’re way overdue for an overhaul on redesigns on US paper money. My own preference is for a complete overhaul. Replace all the dead presidents (and secretaries) with a few artists (like Mary Cassatt) or writers (like Willa Cather) or activists (like Anne Hutchinson) or explorers (like Sally Ride) or founders (like Clara Barton). I get the move for political women, but maybe we’ve had our fill of politics.
Let’s wait till the 22nd century for women presidents and such on money.
I do like the notion of redesigning the bill reverses with scenes from history, like putting “I Have A Dream” on the flip side of the $5. Otherwise, Harriet Tubman smells like tokenism to me. At the very least, an overhaul of paper money reverse sides would seem a possible palatable proposal. How many Americans can name the building on the hind side of our paper presidents (and secretary).
By the way, who can recall the last president to be removed from a circulating issue coin or bill?