Andrew Jackson had a great history and I think it's very rough when you take somebody off the bill. Andrew Jackson had a history of tremendous success for the country.... I would love to leave Andrew Jackson and see if we can maybe come up with another denomination. Maybe we do the $2 bill or we do another bill. I don't like seeing it. Yes, I think it's pure political correctness. Been on the bill for many, many years and really represented— somebody that was really very important to this country. — Donald Trump on the Today Show, April 21, 2016
On April 20, 2016, then-U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans to add Tubman to the front of the twenty-dollar bill, moving President Andrew Jackson to the rear of the bill. Lew instructed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to expedite the redesign process, and the new bill was expected to enter circulation sometime after 2020; however, Steven Mnuchin, the current U.S. Treasury Secretary, said that he will not commit to putting Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill, explaining "People have been on the bills for a long period of time. This is something we’ll consider; right now we have a lot more important issues to focus on." Wikipedia: Harriet Tubman
You want me to put that face on the twenty-dollar bill? — Donald Trump to Omarosa Manigault Newman
The twenty-dollar bill will now not come out until 2028.... The ultimate decision on the redesign will most likely be another Secretary's down the road. — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, May 22, 2019
- The Haunted Image Of Harriet Tubman On The Twenty-Dollar Bill
- See a Design of the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill That Mnuchin Delayed
- Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Is Delayed Until Trump Leaves Office, Mnuchin Says
- Mnuchin’s excuse for delaying the Harriet Tubman $20 bill is insulting
- Women on 20s
- Harriet Tubman Won’t Appear on $20 Bill Next Year, Treasury Secretary Says
- Mnuchin Doesn’t Endorse Placing Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill
- Harriet Tubman on the $20? Trump’s Treasury Department Won’t Commit
- What's Happening With the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill? It's Still Not Clear
- Harriet Tubman Ousts Andrew Jackson in Change for a $20
- The Priceless Impact Harriet Tubman Will Have as the Face of the $20 Bill
- Andrew Jackson was a slaver, ethnic cleanser, and tyrant. He deserves no place on our money.
- Harriet Tubman scholar: the $20 "might make people think twice about the legacy of slavery"
MAKING THE STAMP
BUYING THE STAMP
We are selling the stamps here on Etsy. Beware of imitators. Our design includes a semi-circular notch for alignment as well as high-quality real molded rubber from master stamp maker Mr. John Casey. This provides far superior stamping quality to the DIY version. We've also made our designs available for free. We donate some of our revenue to charity.
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USING THE STAMP
Find a stamping station near you
- Hope Central Church — 85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA
- Purl's Yarn Emporium — 10 Wall St, Asheville, NC
- Futureworks Makerspace — Brooklyn Army Terminal, Building B, Unit 1C, 140 58th St, Brooklyn, NY
- Casey Rubber Stamps — 322 East 11th Street, New York, NY
- Cheeky Sandwiches — 35 Orchard St, New York, NY
- Scarr's Pizza — 22 Orchard St, New York, NY
- Staten Island Makerspace — 450 Front St, Staten Island, NY
- Biddle's Escape — 401 Biddle Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
- Tinkertopia — 1914 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA
- Which Mirror Do You Want To Lick? — Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium. June 30, 2019
- Stamp Harriet Tubman on History — Futureworks Makerspace, Brooklyn, NY. June 22, 2019
- Harriet Tubman Stamp Making Workshop — TinkerTech, Ypsilanti, MI. 2019
- A Celebration of Awesomeness — New Woman Space, Brooklyn, NY. September 22, 2018
- Designed Howlings presented by SXRVXVE — Ugly Duck, London, UK. July 19-22, 2018
- International Slavery Museum — Liverpool, UK
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center — Washington DC
- Fitzwilliam Museum — Cambridge, UK
- Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion — Irvine, CA
- Business Insider: This Stamp Puts Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill (video)
- Rachel Maddow: Trump Admin Stall On Tubman $20 Bill Inspires DIY Solution (video)
- Washington Post: Harriet Tubman Is Already Appearing on $20 Bills Whether Trump Officials Like It or Not
- NY Magazine: I Can Buy Cereal and Cookie Butter With My Harriet Tubman–Stamped $20 Bills
- Why we need Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
- Canada’s Viola Desmond civil rights heroine banknote wins international awards while the U.S. Harriet Tubman banknote proposal stagnates
- Hyperallergic: Designer Releases 3D-Printed Stamp to Put Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill
- Boing Boing: 3D print this Harriet Tubman stamp and fix all those twenties that Mnuchin forgot to take Andrew Jackson off of
- Kottke: The Harriet Tubman $20 Stamp
- The Root: Tubmans Over Everything
- Open Culture: Designer Creates a 3D-Printed Stamp That Replaces Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill
More information about Harriet Tubman can be found here:
- Suffragette Penny
- History of the World in 100 Objects: Suffragette-defaced penny
- A Short History of the Suffragette Penny
- Hyperallergic: British Pennies Defaced in Protest by a Suffragette
- "Gay Money" Stamps
- "Gay money": The currency of change?
- Queer Money Overstamp
- Queer money $$$
- "Stamp Gay Dollars" Campaign
- A short history of putting political messages on greenbacks
- Viola Desmond on Canada's $10 Banknote
- Notable Women
- Stamp Stampede
- In Drones We Trust
- Occupy George
We donate profits from the sale of stamps to charity. Below is a list of non-profit organizations we have donated to.
- Dig Deep
- Freedom University
- Planned Parenthood Action Fund
- Rachel Cargle Therapy For Black Women & Girls
- Sister Song
- Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund
IS THIS LEGAL?
Though anti-counterfeiting laws prohibit the willful destruction of, and stamping of advertisements upon, paper money, pursuant to I.I.18 U.S.C. § 333 of the United States Code, stamped currency is fit for circulation so long as its denomination remains legible.
For more legal information, refer to this blog post.
This project was a recipient of a generous grant from the Awesome Foundation.