Secretary Lew looks at a rendering of Harriet Tubman during a visit Thursday to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Photo Credit: Chris Taylor, Department of Treasury

In Photos: Secretary Lew visits the Bureau of Engraving & Printing

April 22, 2016

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday afternoon met with designers, product managers, printers, and security feature development experts at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a day after announcing plans for the new $20, $10 and $5 notes, including a portrait of Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20. He thanked the employees for their tremendous work.

As he wrote in an open letter announcing his plans this week, Secretary Lew has directed the BEP to work with the Federal Reserve to accelerate work on the new $20 and $5 notes — as well as the $10.

“Our goal is to have all three new notes go into circulation as quickly as possible, while ensuring that we protect against counterfeiting through effective and sophisticated production,” he wrote.
Secretary Lew thanks designers for their hard work during a visit Thursday to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Photo Credit: Chris Taylor, Department of Treasury
Secretary Lew speaks with printers during a visit Thursday to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Photo Credit: Chris Taylor, Department of Treasury