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Change is in the air for paper currency in the US, but it’s not the first time the government has replaced the portraits of the $10 and $20 bills.

Andrew Jackson once graced the front of the $10 note, but in 1928, he was selected to replace Grover Cleveland on the $20, according to the Washington Post. In 1929, Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the Treasury Department, was elevated to the front of the $10 bill.

Most of the seven denominations issued by the Treasury underwent redesigns for anticounterfeiting purposes starting in 2003, but the portraits remained the same.

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Last year, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that a redesign of the $10 bill would feature the first woman on the nation’s paper money in more than century. But that was before the Pulitzer-winning musical “Hamilton” became a Broadway hit. Instead, a woman will replace Jackson on the $20 bill — specifically, Harriet Tubman.


Material from the Associated Press and The New York Times was used in this report. Nicole Hernandez can be reached at nicole.hernandez@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @NRHSJax.