“My goal is to get 5,000 stamps out there,” said Wall. “If there are 5,000 people consistently stamping currency, we could get a significant percent of circulating $20 bills [with the Tubman] stamp, at which point
it would be impossible to ignore.”
Brooklyn artist Dano Wall has taken the money matter into his own hands, designing a 3D stamp big spenders can use to replace Andrew Jackson’s mug with a picture of their favorite abolitionist and Union Army spy.
The final design for the new $20 bill was originally set to be revealed next year, marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.
But after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a congressional panel this week that the government would be pushing back the plan to replace Jackson with Tubman on the bill to 2028, Wall took to social media to voice his displeasure.
“We’ll see about that,”
Wall tweeted, along with a doctored picture of the bill.
“There has understandably been a sudden flood of interest in Harriet Tubman stamps since Steven Mnuchin’s announcement this week,” Wall said on his Facebook page. “I immediately sold out of everything I had in stock and have subsequently received over 2,000 messages from people asking when more stamps will be available.”