First Look: Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Conceptual Design Leaks After Trump Administration Delays Release

Pictured is a conceptual design of a new $20 bill produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, featuring Harriet Tubman. (Bureau of Engraving and Printing)

Even though the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman won’t be released as scheduled thanks to the Trump administration, a bill was leaked by the New York Times Friday.

The bill isn’t set for release for another six years.

via NYDN:

An image of the $20 bill design shows Tumban in a dark buttoned coat with a wide collar and a white scarf. The preliminary design was completed in 2016, the NYT reports.

The bill was originally supposed to be completed by 2020, but last month, Mnuchin announced the bill’s design would not be completed until 2026 — with the money not going into production until 2028.

Munchin cited security reasons as the cause for the delay, but speculation has swirled if the bill was purposefully delayed to keep Andrew Jackson, whom President Trump has touted as his favorite president, on the front of the bill.

Despite swirling rumors that the production was delayed purposefully, Monica Crowley, Mnuchin’s spokesperson, assured the timeline was not altered.

“The scheduled release (printing) of the $20 bill is on a timetable consistent with the previous administration. The Secretary at this point is focused more on security features and anti-counterfeiting measures related to the currency. The suggestion that the process is being delayed is completely erroneous,” Crowley said in a statement Friday.

Many Americans have expressed disappointment at the delay of the bill, which was first announced during Barack Obama’s presidency.

With this mockup being completed in 2016, it’s safe to assume the final bill will look different once it’s released.

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