SIGStory #10


Our New $10 Bill

The Treasury Department announced on Wednesday that women and civil rights leaders will be incorporated into the new designs for the $5, $10 and $20 bills.

Ronnyjane Goldsmith’s affiliation with The National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. began in 2012 when she adopted the portrait of Lucretia Mott. Lucretia Mott, abolitionist, suffragette and founder of Swarthmore College, established the Village of La Mott in Montgomery County PA where Mott donated the land and built homes for slaves escaping from the South through the Underground Railroad. La Mott is located in the former 154th Legislative District, where in her youth, Goldsmith had been a candidate for the State Legislature.

In 2016, Goldsmith adopted the portrait of  Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury.  His image graces the front of the $10 bill.

In 2021, Goldsmith adopted the portraits of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In 1848, Anthony along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott officially launched the women’s rights movement in the United States. A monument of the 3 women is on permanent display in the Capitol Rotunda.

The faces of Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are three of the five women who will grace the back of the new $10 dollar bill. Alexander Hamilton’s portrait will remain on the front of the $10 bill.

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