Harriet Tubman’s next: What’s the history of our money?

This photograph released by the Library of Congress and provided by Abrams Books shows Harriet Tubman in a photograph dating from 1860-75. Tubman was born into slavery, but escaped to Philadelphia in 1849, and provided valuable intelligence to Union forces during the Civil War. The image is one of nearly 500 photographs, lithographs, paintings, drawings and cartoons from the library's collection published in a new volume, "The American Civil War - 365 Days". (AP Photo/Library of Congress)
This photograph released by the Library of Congress and provided by Abrams Books shows Harriet Tubman in a photograph dating from 1860-75. Tubman was born into slavery, but escaped to Philadelphia in 1849, and provided valuable intelligence to Union forces during the Civil War. The image is one of nearly 500 photographs, lithographs, paintings, drawings and cartoons from the library's collection published in a new volume, "The American Civil War - 365 Days". (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) – Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill in what will be the first change of the portrait on any U.S. currency in nearly 90 years.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is expected to make the official announcement as well as provide details on other changes being made to the $20, $10 and $5 bills.

Tubman’s portrait will replace President Andrew Jackson, who has been on the $20 bill since 1929.

The faces on U.S. currency have changed very little over the years. Below is the history.

$1 Bill: George Washington

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The first $1 notes (called United States Notes or “Legal Tenders”) were issued in 1862 and featured a portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase (1861-1864). The first use of George Washington’s portrait on the $1 bill was in 1869.

$2 Bill: Thomas Jefferson

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The first $2 notes were issued in 1862 and featured a portrait of the first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton (1789-1795). The first use of Thomas Jefferson’s portrait on $2 bills was in 1869.

$5 Bill: Abraham Lincoln

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The first $5 Federal Reserve note was issued in 1914 and featured a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln, as it does today.

$10 Bill: Alexander Hamilton

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The first $10 Federal Reserve note was issued in 1914 and featured a portrait of President Andrew Jackson. The portrait was changed to Alexander Hamilton, the secretary of the treasury, in 1929.

$20 Bill: Andrew Jackson

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The first $20 Federal Reserve note was issued in 1914 and featured a portrait of President Cleveland. The portrait was changed to President Andrew Jackson in 1929. A U.S. Treasury official said Wednesday Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace Jackson’s. A timetable was not immediately known.

$50 Bill: Ulysses S. Grant

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The first $50 Federal Reserve note was issued in 1914 and featured a portrait of President Ulysses S. Grant, as it does today.

$100 Bill: Benjamin Franklin

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The first $100 Federal Reserve note was issued in 1914 and featured a profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin’s portrait was changed to forward-facing when the size of the note was reduced in 1929.

Information from the Associated Press, U.S. Currency Education Program and the U.S. Department of the Treasury contributed to this report.

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