Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Currency) for Friday, September 20, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 10):
In 1929 Alexander Hamilton became the new face of the $10 bill, replacing this foe of his legacy, who got moved to another denomination
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Heather Sullivan, an attorney from Peekskill, New York
|John Lance, a ghostwriter from Tustin, California
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (15-day total: $418,343)
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Correct response: Who is Andrew Jackson?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
With the Series of 1928, first released to the public in July 1929, many changes were made to US currency in order to standardize it (which was helpful against counterfeiters of the time). Alexander Hamilton was on the $10 bill (where he still is today), replacing Andrew Jackson, who is on the $20. Interestingly, Jackson was on the $5 bill between 1869 and 1923 before moving to the $10.
Jackson was scheduled to be removed from the $20 in favour of Harriet Tubman in 2020, but according to an announcement Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made in May, the replacement “can’t be rolled out until 2028” and that the problems are of a “technical” nature. I get the sense that the May announcement would have inspired one of the writers to write this Final Jeopardy. Certainly wouldn’t surprise me!
Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, many community members have been raising money. The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store is as well! All proceeds from any “Keep The Faith And We’ll Win” shirt sold will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. To date, over $370 has been raised.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
John $6,000 – $401 = $5,599 (Who is Jefferson?)
Heather $9,200 – $2,850 = $6,350 (Who is Thomas Jefferson?)
Jason $18,805 – $52 = $18,753 (16-day total: $437,096) (Who is Jefferson?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TRIAL OF THE CENTURY $600 (11th pick)
Jason 3000 +3000 (Heather 3600 John 1800)
2) THE BOOK NOOK $2000 (3rd pick)
Jason 10400 -4000 (Heather 4800 John 3200)
3) STATE OF CHIEFS $1200 (23rd pick)
Jason 18000 +5 (Heather 8400 John 4800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 62
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: THAT USED TO HAPPEN? $400
Total $ Left On Board: $400
Jason $21,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.86% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Heather $9,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
John $6,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
462 correct, 38 incorrect
25/28 on rebound attempts (on 57 rebound opportunities)
48.39% in first on buzzer (421/870)
28/35 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $82,505)
9/16 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,263
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
17 games: 84.242%
Avg. streak: 21.346 games.
- Kudos to Jason for making it through back-to-back five game taping days.
- At $437,096, Jason is now third in terms of regular play winnings on Jeopardy!, and has passed Dan Pawson and Alex Jacob to sit 13th if tournament winnings are included. Buzzy Cohen sits 12th at $439,603.
- Jason has taken sole position of 7th place all-time in terms of number of correct responses on the show. Matt Jackson sits 6th at 514.
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