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Sat May 25, 2019, 11:24 PM

This stamp lets you put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill in an act of 'civil disobedience'

A "Harriet Tubman Stamp" aims to allow Americans to put Tubman's face on $20 bills, despite the Trump administration's announcement this week that the official bill's redesign will be delayed.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said during a congressional hearing Wednesday that a redesign of the $20 bill to feature Tubman – an abolitionist hero – would not be ready in time for a planned 2020 release. Mnuchin cited "counterfeiting issues" as a reason for a delay he projected to last eight years.

The news has brought new attention to a previously released product: An ink stamp that can replace Andrew Jackson's face on a $20 bill with Tubman's likeness. The single-color stamp is designed to place an outline of Tubman's face over the former president's.

In promoting the stamps on social media, the product's Instagram account referred to using the stamp as an act of "civil disobedience."

The product has attracted enough attention that its Etsy listing was sold out as of Friday morning. For those who live in New York City, the product's site says there are two businesses that serve as "stamping stations" in the city.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/24/harriet-tubman-20-bill-stamp-puts-tubman-face-twenty/1219952001/

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Reply This stamp lets you put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill in an act of 'civil disobedience' (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2019 OP
Hoyt May 2019 #1
BigmanPigman May 2019 #2
Rhiannon12866 May 2019 #3
BigmanPigman May 2019 #4
Rhiannon12866 May 2019 #5
BKDem May 2019 #8
BigmanPigman May 2019 #9
struggle4progress May 2019 #6
roamer65 May 2019 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:32 PM

1. Awesome. This heroine deserves better than the racist trump admin is allowing.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:51 PM

2. The "stamp maker" guy was on Rachel Maddow's show last night.

He showed how to put it over Jackson's face. I think his costs $40 (I could be wrong) and is supposed to look 3D but on the TV it didn't.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:09 AM

3. I saw that too. And didn't he say he's already sold out?

But I'm sure he'll be making more.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:19 AM

4. Did it look 3D to you?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:21 AM

5. Not really, but it was tough to tell on TV

I also didn't think he hit the face squarely on, but I'm sure he was a little nervous appearing on national TV.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:56 AM

8. FYI

The stamp itself is made on a 3-D printer. The image is makes is 2-D.

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Response to BKDem (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:25 PM

9. Oh, I get it now. Thanks!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:29 AM

6. Harriett Tubman!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:22 AM

7. It isn't defacing currency and it's doing Andrew Jackson a favor.

The “where’s George” people stamp $1 bills all the time to get people to enter them in a tracking database.

They don’t get prosecuted.

Andrew Jackson utterly hated central banks. His feud with Nicholas Biddle and the Bank of the United States is legendary. Jackson would be horrified to see his picture on a central bank’s banknote.

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