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Well, security in this context was referring to anti-counterfeiting measures.

But that doesn't explain why, if you are going to go through a currency redesign for anti-counterfeiting reasons, would you need to necessarily feature the same person on the bill. No real difference putting Tubman on the redesigned bill (or anyone else for that matter) than putting a redesigned Jackson back on it.

One comment on the WaPo article (forgot to link it, sorry) was a suggestion to cycle through many different notable American persons and/or things on an ongoing basis. If each of the 6 major denominations (sorry $2 bill aficionados) is going to be revamped every 10 years then by staggering releases you could feature a new design on some denomination every couple years thus honoring many different people/things/ideas/institutions.
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In general, I'm not keen about erasing historical figures from places of honor based on 21st century sensibilities. I wouldn't want to rename those towns, for example, or nearby Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park (aka "Forrest forest").
NBF, a mediocre general (but good raider) is only recognized so much due to his founding of the KKK. It's a dog whistle if there ever was one.
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Remember the planned redesign of the $20 bill that was going to include the first African American woman to appear on U.S. currency?

Well, don't expect to see Harriett Tubman on your $20 any time soon.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed Wednesday what had been apparent for some time: The currency redesign pursued by his Obama administration predecessor Jacob Lew not is going to happen during the Trump administration.
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/22/72580...administration

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Of course he did.
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The Administration maintains it cannot redesign the twenty until 2028 and that it will have Americans on the moon by 2024
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As I posted in another thread, a delay of 8 years is complete and utter bullshit.

In Canada:
November 2013 - Historian and author Merna Forster launched a petition that asked the central bank to recognize the achievements of women by placing noted Canadians on bank notes.

November 2014 - The petition has garnered more than 50,000 signatures.

March - April 2016 - nominations for notable women leads to a long list of 461 Iconic Canadian Women.

August 2016 - shortlist down to 12 names


December 2016 - Noted Canadian civil rights defender Viola Desmond chosen to be on the new $10 banknote. Design process begins

November 2018 - Viola Desmond $10 note enters circulation.

April 2019 - Canada's Viola Desmond banknote wins international banknote of the year design.
TWO YEARS from choice of person on the banknote to entering circulation.
SIX YEARS from initial petition to international award.
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The change will eventually take place. We'll all be stuck with that ugly bill for the rest of our lives.

I'm all for honoring a new historical figure. Somehow I doubt Tubman would appreciate seeing that photo in wide circulation.

The other bills used paintings intended to flatter the subject.
https://images.app.goo.gl/TEZypGmnaKB5SHm59

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The change will eventually take place. We'll all be stuck with that ugly bill for the rest of our lives.

I'm all for honoring a new historical figure. Somehow I doubt Tubman would appreciate seeing that photo in wide circulation.

The other bills used paintings intended to flatter the subject.
https://images.app.goo.gl/TEZypGmnaKB5SHm59
I don’t think she’s being honored as a sex symbol. Nor do I think she’d care that you’re not attracted to her. Abe Lincoln isn’t considered attractive either, have you called the $5 bill ugly?
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Never said or implied that any photo had to be sexy. Geez. Sex has nothing to do with a flattering photograph. Half the ones taken of me and my wife are deleted in the camera. Never to be seen by anybody.

The early paintings were not exact depictions of the people. The artist naturally tried to show them in the best possible way. Washington probably looked very different from his bill.

The photo of Tubman isn't very flattering. It could be retouched. I haven't heard if they will or not.

This is a kinder depiction of her.
https://images.app.goo.gl/UfkskSvgpmLSNfVDA

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Never said or implied that any photo had to be sexy. Geez. Sex has nothing to do with a flattering photograph. Half the ones taken of me and my wife are deleted in the camera. Never to be seen by anybody.

The early paintings were not exact depictions of the people. The artist naturally tried to show them in the best possible way. Washington probably looked very different from his bill.

The photo of Tubman isn't very flattering. It could be retouched. I haven't heard if they will or not.

This is a kinder depiction of her.
https://images.app.goo.gl/UfkskSvgpmLSNfVDA
Are you fucking kidding me? Do you know anything about Tubman's life? Does a photo of her smiling in her best evening gown sound logical to you?
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Half the ones taken of me and my wife are deleted in the camera.
But wouldn't you need Photoshop to put a wife there in the first place?
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The photo of Tubman isn't very flattering. It could be retouched. I haven't heard if they will or not.
You mean like this handsome devil? How about this cutie-pie? This feller is a real looker too.

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I think all the portraits on the bills could use some sexying up. I'm tired of looking at those dumpy mugs.
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You mean like this handsome devil? How about this cutie-pie? This feller is a real looker too.
Hey, Grant looks good!
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Why are you putting words in mouth? I don't expect anything except a respectful photo.

A flattering photo is lighting, angles and other stuff. Anyone who has reviewed a stack of proofs knows what I'm talking about. Usually several are rejected just by looking through the pile. People are very sensitive about how they look in a photo.

Tubman is an important historical figure. I just want her portrayed in a tasteful way that won't be the subject of crude jokes.

I hope they use the edited photo that I linked earlier. That one is more respectful of her and her work.

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Hey, Grant looks good!
Maybe, aside from the wart.
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Maybe, aside from the wart.
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Hey, Grant looks good!
I will go as far as avuncular but no further.
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