7/29/2013

The selection of Jane Austen's likeness for a British bank note has prompted the question about why women are not represented on U.S. paper currency. Though women -- including Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea and Helen Keller -- have been placed on coins, the last U.S. woman to appear on official U.S. paper bills was Martha Washington, whose likeness appeared in the late 1800s on silver certificates.

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