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Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill

Update 12:58 p.m.: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has confirmed that Harriet Tubman will be on the $20 bill. Our original story appears below.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will reportedly announce Wednesday that former President Andrew Jackson will soon be replaced by Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, leaving Alexander Hamilton's spot on the front of the $10 bill safe, Politico reports. However, women will still make an appearance on the back of the $10 bill; leaders of the women's right to vote movement will be featured on Hamilton's flip side. The $5 bill will also be updated to "depict civil rights-era leaders," Politico says.

Lew is expected to make his announcement sometime this afternoon.