Last year, Jack Lew, former president Barack Obama’s Treasury secretary, proposed replacing former president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman.
The logic was that it was a good idea to replace Jackson, a slave owner and a controversial figure, with the famed abolitionist Tubman, a historical figure with an overwhelmingly positive reputation.
But Steve Mnuchin, the current secretary of the Treasury, has more important things to worry about than what face is on the bills, he said to CNBC on Thursday.
“The No. 1 issue why we change the currency is to stop counterfeiting,” Mnuchin said. “So the issues of what we change will be primarily related to what we need to do for security purposes. I’ve received classified briefings on that. And that’s what I’m focused on for the most part.
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