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Obama Praises ‘Good Idea’ to Have More Women on American Money

Obama Praises ‘Good Idea’ to Have More Women on American Money

President Obama signaled support for putting the faces of more women on American money during a speech in Kansas City on Wednesday.

“Last week a young girl wrote to ask me why aren’t there any women on our currency,” Obama said.

Obama noted that the author of the letter gave him a list of women who could eventually replace the presidents and famous Americans currently featured on coins and dollar bills.

“Then she gave me like a long list of possible women to put on our dollar bills and quarters and stuff, which I thought was a pretty good idea,” he said.

In 1979, the U.S. Mint created  a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin for circulation. In 1999, they minted a dollar coin featuring Sacagawea.

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