Trump administration to delay $20 Tubman banknote

Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman, circa 1868

Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said the introduction of the planned $20 banknote featuring former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be delayed.

He said the banknote is now likely to come into circulation in 2028, and not the expected 2020. Speaking at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, Mnuchin said the “primary reason” for the delay was “counterfeiting issues”. He said he has received a classified briefing on what adjustments are needed.

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