For John, BLUF: Your idea. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the US Department of the Treasury Press Release on the plan to put a woman on the Ten Dollar Bill. This is an idea that has gotten a recent public boost.
My recommendation is Harriet Tubman. She is a good model for all of us. She was a brave activist, helping slaves to escape north. She worked for Women's Suffrage. She packed a gun. She was a Republican.
That said, City Life Producer John McDonough has come up with a solution to allow us to preserve the image of the first US Secretary of the Treasury on the Ten Spot, while allowing us to honor a woman of historic importance. He proposes a $25 bill.
At this point in time the $50 (US Grant's image) is too big for a lot of small businesses to accept. At the Dunkin' Donuts drive-up window it says no bills above $20. The risk of a counterfeit bill is too high. But, a $25 would not be too much of a risk.
One might argue that a $25 would not add that much value over the Double Sawbuck, but I think that given inflation over time it might reach a niche market. I think the competition would answer that question.
There is the question of how cash register trays are configured, but I think that pushing the $50 aside will allow room.
If we are going to do something new we should not settle for rearranging the portraits on the wall. Let us make something new with a new portrait.
Regards — Cliff