Yellen, Malerba become 1st female pair to sign US currency

  • Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, left, and Treasurer of the United States Chief Lynn Malerba show of money they autographed during a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's (BEP) Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Yellen unveiled the first U.S. currency bearing her signature, marking the first time that U.S. bank notes will bear the name of a female treasury secretary. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

FORT WORTH, Texas — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday helped mark a milestone in U.S. history when she held up a newly minted $5 bill signed for the first time ever by two women.