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Blaze Poll: Who Should Replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 Bill?

The replies included a broad spectrum of suggestions as well as calls to leave Hamilton on the bill.

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Who should be the new face on the $10 bill?

Last June, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that the $10 bill was due for a major makeover. Lew's announcement also included the news that a woman would be featured as the face of the new bill, either replacing or moving Alexander Hamilton's image to a lesser position.

Almost instantly, speculation over who would be the first woman to grace American paper money exploded.

The Treasury Department claims to have received millions of responses on the topic. The replies included a broad spectrum of suggestions as well as calls to leave Hamilton on the bill.

On Monday, a representative from the Treasury Department told TheBlaze via email that Alexander Hamilton will continue to be honored on the 10-spot. The response stressed that the secretary "did not say that a woman would 'replace' Hamilton."

During a March 28 interview with Charlie Rose, Lew addressed the topic, saying, "There is going to have to be representation of the contribution that women have made to American democracy on the $10 bill,"  the Secretary said.

The new bill is expected to roll out in 2020 to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

We asked some people on the streets of New York City and Wilmington, Delaware, "Who should replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill?"

Take our Blaze poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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