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A mockup of the a $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman. (Credit: Women on 20s)

Should Harriet Tubman Replace Jackson on the $20 Bill?

A grassroots campaign to put a woman from American history on the $20 has announced the results of an online poll to choose its desired candidate.

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The “Black Friday” Gold Scandal, 145 Years Ago

On the 145th anniversary of Jim Fisk and Jay Gould’s attempt to corner the U.S. gold market, learn more about one of the 19th century’s most infamous financial scandals.

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Will Paper Money Go the Way of the Dinosaur?

A number of nations are giving up paper currency. Could America be next?

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Jane Austen Wins a Place on UK Currency

The Bank of England announced this week that an image of the beloved author Jane Austen will be printed on the back of Britain’s 10-pound note—replacing famed naturalist Charles Darwin.

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It’s All About the (New) Benjamins

The Federal Reserve has announced that a new version of the $100 bill will enter circulation this fall.

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8 Things You May Not Know About American Money

On the 150th anniversary of the law creating a single national currency, explore eight surprising facts about American money.