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People Have Mixed Feelings About The New $10 Bill Featuring A Woman

A lot of people were excited over news that a U.S. bill would feature a woman, but were also disappointed that the image of Alexander Hamilton would remain part of the design.

Last updated on June 18, 2015, at 2:04 a.m. ET

Posted on June 18, 2015, at 12:32 a.m. ET

After a lengthy campaign to have a woman featured on a U.S. bill, the Department of Treasury announced Wednesday that the $10 would be redesigned to include a woman.

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The woman, who will be decided upon later this year, will be featured with Alexander Hamilton, treasury officials said.

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People were really excited about the news.

Right on the money: @USTreasury putting a woman on our currency! https://t.co/ZCCri7o4NY #TheNew10

Although, some people weren't happy with the caveat that a woman would be sharing the $10 with a man:

So instead of what @WomenOn20s pushed for, #thenew10 will be a woman *with* Hamilton. And Jackson remains. COME ON. http://t.co/qCX58YOVVC

And people noted the deal could have been better, as the original campaign had advocated for a woman the be featured on the $20 bill and replace Andrew Jackson.

Not to be too picky, but a woman finally gets on a bill and it's only the $10? I feel like we've earned a bit more. http://t.co/ddAhNDeC3G

People also said that more than one bill would need to feature a woman for all the deserving figures to get a spot on U.S. currency.

So many deserving figures like Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt; I think we outta replace a few bills while we're at it #TheNew10

Others, on the other hand, couldn't handle the news that Hamilton would lose his spotlight.

I hope Alexander Hamilton's spirit haunts @USTreasury Sec Jack Lew forever if he boots the Father of the Treasury from the $10 #TheNewTen

Equal pay jokes were made, too.

Great, now $10s are only going to be worth $7.70. #thenewten

It's frequently cited that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.

That said, a lot of people were quick to make suggestions for who should be picked for the new $10 bill.

BeyoncΓ© was a popular nominee, although to be featured on U.S. currency the person must be deceased. And we all know BeyoncΓ© is not mortal.

Some suggestions were serious, like Rachel Carson, whose book Silent Spring pushed forward the environmental movement:

#TheNew10 Rachel Louise Carson http://t.co/1xroEOoE9G

And Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet.

#TheNewTen Frances Perkins - the first woman to serve in the Cabinet; she was appointed Sec. of Labor in 1933 by FDR

Activists Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Ida B. Wells, and Sojourner Truth were also named.

Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Ida B. Wells, Sojourner Truth... just a few women of color who belong on our currency. #TheNewTen

Others such as the late activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and labor leader Dolores Huerta were also suggested.

Sojourner Truth! Elizabeth Cady Stanton! Dolores Huerta! @GloriaSteinem! So many great possibilities for #TheNew10

One person said it was OK to keep Hamilton on the bill, if he was staring at iconic feminists Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes with admiration.

#TheNew10 (@USTreasury you can keep Hamilton on the bill as long as he's looking at them with admiration...)

Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler also came up.

Here me out, @USTreasury, but how do we feel about using this image for #thenew10?

As did the late Golden Girls actress and comedian Bea Arthur.

Politicians were also nominated, including Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to have served as the House Speaker.

@TomManatos @NancyPelosi you mean like...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was suggested:

My vote for the new face of the $10 bill is Notorious RBG. #TheNewTen

But this being Twitter, many people couldn't resist going to the extreme.

Rachel Dolezal!

Riley Curry.

Movie characters were also thrown into the mix, Cher from Clueless, anyone?

Or Furiosa from Mad Max?

There was also this cat named Sonya, wearing a costume:

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