WASHINGTON: The signature on dollar bills will get a historic change after the appointment of the first Native American woman as treasurer, overseeing production of US money.

The White House announced Tuesday that President Joe Biden intends to appoint Marilynn Malerba, chief of the Mohegan tribe, as the nation’s treasurer. That means she’ll oversee the US Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which produce coins and notes, as well as the famous gold bullion stored in Fort Knox. In addition to Malerba’s signature appearing on the US currency — the first time for any Native American — the filling of the vacant position means that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will likewise see her signature on bills.—AFP