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Should, or could, lady liberty be on the American $10 bill?

Asked by talljasperman (21875points) September 16th, 2015

Americans were told to pick a female on the $10 . Why not pick the statute of liberty?

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JeSuisRickSpringfield's avatar

Because according to US law, only the portrait of a deceased individual may appear on United States currency and securities. Lady Liberty was never a real person, though, since she’s based on Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty.

Darth_Algar's avatar

It should be Jeanette Rankin.

elbanditoroso's avatar

It was designed by a French guy, built by a French guy, and was a gift from the French.

It depicts Libertas, an ancient Roman goddess.

What’s American about it? (yes, the US Independence Day (7/4/1776) is on the book she’s holding, but that’s about it)

rojo's avatar

How ‘bout Betsy Ross? Anyone have any idea what she actually looked like?

I could go for one of these

talljasperman's avatar

How about Nancy Reagan when she passes on.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@talljasperman

Nancy did nothing that would warrant such an honor.

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