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The $10 bill is a Federal Reserve Note valued at 1,000 cents (equivalent to 200 nickels, 100 dimes, 40 quarters, ten $1 bills, or two $5 bills). The first ones date all the way back to 1933. Also from 1934 to 1962, there were Silver Certificates for this denomination, but as of Series 1963, it remained only a Federal Reserve Note ever since.

$10 bills with serial numbers printed by COPE began in 1976, and by late 1978 or early 1979, virtually all $10 bills in circulation now had COPE serials.

A $10 bill is the U.S. equivalent of the Japanese 1,000 yen note.

On the front is a portrait of Alexander Hamilton (the first Secretary of the United States Treasury) and on the back is the Treasury Department Building.

Pre-Series 1977

Type of currency Series year First delivery date Last delivery date
Federal Reserve Note 1928 April 30, 1928 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1928A–1928B January 18, 1929 N/A
Gold Certificate 1928 May 29, 1929 April 14, 1933
Federal Reserve Note 1928C February 13, 1932 December 13, 1935
Silver Certificate 1933 January 5, 1934 N/A
Silver Certificate 1933A February 27, 1934 April 2, 1934
Silver Certificate 1934 April 14, 1934 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1934 October 17, 1934 N/A
Silver Certificate 1934A April 2, 1935 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1934A N/A (probably 1938) N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1934B November 23, 1945 N/A
Silver Certificate 1934B September 4, 1946 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1934C October 22, 1946 N/A
Silver Certificate 1934C August 5, 1947 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1934D September 28, 1949 January 31, 1951
Silver Certificate 1934D July 12, 1950 April 14, 1953
Federal Reserve Note 1950 November 7, 1950 October 1, 1953
Federal Reserve Note 1950A April 3, 1953 September 12, 1957
Silver Certificate 1953 May 12, 1953 August 27, 1957
Federal Reserve Note 1950B September 25, 1957 May 15, 1961
Silver Certificate 1953A February 13, 1958 February 17, 1958
Federal Reserve Note 1950C March 2, 1961 March 14, 1963
Silver Certificate 1953B February 2, 1962 March 14, 1962
Federal Reserve Note 1950D February 19, 1963 August 30, 1965
1963 April 24, 1964 July 8, 1965
1963A May 12, 1965 July 28, 1969
1950E September 13, 1965 September 16, 1968
1969 August 4, 1969 October 4, 1971
1969A July 19, 1971 April 25, 1973
1969B June 5, 1972 September 5, 1973
1969C November 6, 1972 December 10, 1974
1974 September 3, 1974 June 14, 1978

$10 bills are usually delivered to Federal Reserve Banks about 1-3 months after being printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Series 1977 and 1977A

$10-C (1981) $10-E (1981)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston October 1977 – January 1980 (Series 1977)
April 1980 – February 1982 (Series 1977A)
New York October 1977 – March 1980 (Series 1977)
April 1980 – January 1982 (Series 1977A)
Philadelphia November 1977 – March 1980 (Series 1977)
March 1980 – February 1982 (Series 1977A)
Cleveland December 1977 – February 1980 (Series 1977)
April 1980 – February 1982 (Series 1977A)
Richmond October 1977 – February 1980 (Series 1977)
April 1980 – December 1981 (Series 1977A)
Atlanta December 1977 – September 1979 (Series 1977)
September 1980 – March 1982 (Series 1977A)
Chicago November 1977 – March 1980 (Series 1977)
March 1980 – January 1982 (Series 1977A)
St. Louis October 1977 – October 1979 (Series 1977)
March 1980 – April 1982 (Series 1977A)
Minneapolis November 1977 – December 1979 (Series 1977)
February 1981 (Series 1977A)
Kansas City December 1977 – November 1979 (Series 1977)
April 1980 – March 1982 (Series 1977A)
Dallas December 1977 – January 1980 (Series 1977)
May 1980 – September 1981 (Series 1977A)
San Francisco October 1977 – December 1979 (Series 1977)
July 1980 – March 1982 (Series 1977A)
Trivia

Signatures: Azie Taylor Morton and W. Michael Blumenthal (Series 1977)
Azie Taylor Morton and G. William Miller (Series 1977A)

Series 1981

$10-B (1984)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston May 1982 – April 1984
New York March 1982 – April 1984
Philadelphia April 1982 – February 1984
Cleveland May 1982 – January 1984
Richmond April 1982 – March 1984
Atlanta August 1982 – May 1984
Chicago March 1982 – April 1984
St. Louis April 1982 – March 1984
Minneapolis May 1982 – October 1983
Kansas City March 1982 – November 1983
Dallas April 1982 – April 1984
San Francisco March 1982 – January 1984
Trivia

Signatures: Angela M. Buchanan and Donald T. Regan
Series 1981 bills were the first to have the standard print run of 100,000 sheets since October 1983.

Series 1981A

$10-F (1985)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston June 1984 – August 1985
New York May 1984 – August 1985
Philadelphia June 1984 – June 1985
Cleveland April 1984 – July 1985
Richmond May 1984 – August 1985
Atlanta May 1984 – July 1985
Chicago April 1984 – May 1985
St. Louis November 1984 – March 1985
Minneapolis August 1984 – February 1985
Kansas City May 1984 – April 1985
Dallas September 1984 – May 1985
San Francisco May 1984 – July 1985
Trivia

Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and Donald T. Regan
Over 1 billion Series 1981A $10 bills were printed.

Series 1985

$10-F (1987) $10-G (1989) $10-H (1986) $10-I (1990) $10-L (1988)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston October 1985 – November 1989
New York September 1985 – February 1990
Philadelphia September 1985 – March 1990
Cleveland November 1985 – April 1990
Richmond October 1985 – November 1989
Atlanta August 1985 – May 1990
Chicago September 1985 – August 1989
St. Louis October 1985 – March 1990
Minneapolis January 1986 – March 1990
Kansas City November 1985 – June 1989
Dallas December 1985 – September 1990
San Francisco September 1985 – August 1990
Trivia

Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and James A. Baker III
Quantity of notes in production decreased in 1987.
Unlike the $1 and $5 bills, the $10 bill continued as a Series 1985 in late 1988. In addition, these bills were the first to have the standard print run of 200,000 sheets since October 1989.

Series 1988A

$10-B (1990) $10-K (1990)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston June 1991 – April 1992
New York October 1990 – July 1992
Philadelphia July 1991 – October 1991
Cleveland March 1991 – January 1992
Richmond August 1991 – March 1992
Atlanta May 1990 – May 1992
Chicago June 1990 – June 1992
St. Louis October 1990 – June 1992
Minneapolis June 1992
Kansas City July 1990 – April 1991
Dallas September 1990 – November 1991
San Francisco August 1990 – November 1991
Trivia

Signatures:  Catalina Vasquez Villalpando and Nicholas F. Brady
This marks the last time the $10 bill remained completely unchanged.

Series 1990

$10-B (1992)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston July 1993 – July 1994
New York July 1992 – November 1994
Philadelphia May 1994
Cleveland January 1993 – May 1994
Richmond September 1992 – June 1994
Atlanta November 1992 – February 1994
Chicago August 1992 – April 1994
St. Louis June 1993 – October 1993
Minneapolis November 1992 – January 1994
Kansas City September 1992 – April 1994
Dallas July 1993 – October 1993
San Francisco July 1993 – July 1994
Trivia

Signatures: Catalina Vasquez Villalpando and Nicholas F. Brady
For Series 1990, microscopic printing was added around Hamilton's portrait on all $10 bills.

Series 1993

$10-C (1995) $10-F (1995)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston April 1995 – February 1997
New York October 1994 – February 1997
Philadelphia May 1995 – November 1996
Cleveland March 1995 – May 1996
Richmond N/A
Atlanta December 1994 – January 1995
Chicago January 1995 – February 1995
St. Louis November 1994
Minneapolis N/A
Kansas City December 1994
Dallas N/A
San Francisco October 1994 – November 1994
Trivia

Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Lloyd Bentsen
Production of these bills for districts closest to the Western Currency Facility ended in February 1995.
Because Richmond, Minneapolis and Dallas all received no Series 1993 $10 bills, the latest in circulation were Series 1990 notes for those districts until 1996.

Series 1995

$10-C (1999) $10-F (1999) $10-G (1998) 10dollar back

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston February 1997 – March 1998
New York April 1997 – April 1999
Philadelphia June 1998 – June 1999
Cleveland May 1996 – June 1999
Richmond July 1996 – September 1999
Atlanta March 1996 – October 1999
Chicago August 1996 – December 1999
St. Louis December 1995 – February 1999
Minneapolis February 1996 – March 1996
Kansas City July 1996 – February 1999
Dallas January 1996 – June 1999
San Francisco November 1995 – March 1999
Trivia

Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Robert E. Rubin
These bills were the first ones the Western Currency Facility printed, and the last to be in this design.

Series 1999

$10-A (2000) $10-F (2000) $10-I (2000) $10-L (2001)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston June 2000 – April 2002
New York May 2000 – June 2002
Philadelphia March 2000 – May 2001
Cleveland April 2000 – May 2001
Richmond December 1999 – May 2001
Atlanta December 1999 – July 2002
Chicago August 2000 – November 2000
St. Louis March 2001 – April 2001
Minneapolis November 2000
Kansas City July 2000 – January 2002
Dallas July 2000 – December 2001
San Francisco March 2001 – November 2001
Trivia

Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Lawrence H. Summers
Release date: May 24, 2000
This design was unveiled on November 16, 1999.

Series 2001

$10-F (2002)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston April 2002 – April 2003
New York May 2002 – April 2003
Philadelphia June 2002 – April 2003
Cleveland July 2002
Richmond July 2002 – April 2003
Atlanta June 2002 – April 2003
Chicago January 2002 – September 2003
St. Louis January 2002 – April 2003
Minneapolis December 2001 – April 2003
Kansas City N/A
Dallas December 2001 – January 2002
San Francisco December 2001 (Star Notes only)
Trivia

Signatures:  Rosario Marin and Paul O'Neill
Until late 2003, any $10 bills from Kansas City and San Francisco were Series 1999 at the latest.

Series 2003

$10-B (2005) $10-F (2005) $10 (2003 Reverse)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston October 2003 – November 2004
New York October 2003 – January 2005
Philadelphia January 2004 – February 2005
Cleveland September 2003 – March 2005
Richmond February 2004 – February 2005
Atlanta February 2004 – April 2005
Chicago September 2003 – May 2005
St. Louis January 2004 – September 2005
Minneapolis April 2004 – May 2005
Kansas City August 2003 – September 2005
Dallas August 2003 – August 2005
San Francisco August 2003 – September 2005
Trivia

Signatures:  Rosario Marin and John W. Snow
Release dates: September 25, 2003 – October 3, 2005

Series 2004A

$10-B (2006) $10-L (2006)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston October 2005 – November 2005
New York November 2005 – January 2006
Philadelphia January 2006 – February 2006
Cleveland February 2006 – March 2006
Richmond March 2006
Atlanta March 2006 – May 2006
Chicago May 2006 – May 2008
St. Louis June 2006 – July 2006
Minneapolis July 2006
Kansas City July 2006 – August 2006
Dallas August 2006
San Francisco July 2005 – October 2006
Trivia

Signatures:  Anna Escobedo Cabral and John W. Snow
Release dates: March 2 – November 16, 2006
The current design was unveiled on September 28, 2005.
Until June 2018, all further $10 bills starting with Series 2004A were printed exclusively at the Western Currency Facility at Fort Worth, Texas.

Series 2006

$10-B (2007)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston October 2007 – October 2008
New York September 2007 – October 2010
Philadelphia December 2007 – November 2008
Cleveland December 2007 – December 2008
Richmond January 2008 – November 2008
Atlanta September 2007 – December 2008
Chicago April 2008 – October 2010
St. Louis May 2008 – January 2009
Minneapolis June 2008
Kansas City June 2008 – February 2009
Dallas July 2008 – February 2009
San Francisco August 2008 – March 2009
Trivia

Signatures:  Anna Escobedo Cabral and Henry M. Paulson Jr.
Release dates: October 10, 2007 – April 7, 2009 (December 7, 2010 in Chicago)

Series 2009

$10-D (2010) $10-G (2012)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston December 2010 – May  2013
New York September 2010 – March 2013
Philadelphia November 2010 – June 2013
Cleveland October 2010 – June 2013
Richmond November 2010 – May 2013
Atlanta December 2010 – May 2013
Chicago November 2010 – October 2013
St. Louis December 2010 – March 2013
Minneapolis December 2010 – March 2013
Kansas City December 2010 – March 2013
Dallas December 2010 – April 2013
San Francisco January 2011 – April 2013
Trivia

Signatures:  Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Timothy F. Geithner
Release dates: December 7, 2010 – November 6, 2013

Series 2013

$10-G (2015)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston October 2013 – December 2017
New York October 2013 – March 2017
Philadelphia November 2013 – April 2017
Cleveland December 2013 – November 2017
Richmond January 2014 – February 2018
Atlanta February 2014 – November 2017
Chicago January 2014 – December 2017
St. Louis February 2014 – July 2017
Minneapolis August 2014 – July 2017
Kansas City June 2014 – July 2017
Dallas July 2014 – December 2017
San Francisco August 2014 – February 2017
Trivia

Signatures:  Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Jack Lew
Release dates: January 3, 2014 – March 16, 2018

Series 2017

$10-L (2018) $10 (2004A Reverse)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span (as of July 1, 2019)
Boston October 2018
New York July 2018 – November 2018
Philadelphia September 2018 – November 2018
Cleveland December 2018
Richmond December 2018
Atlanta N/A
Chicago N/A
St. Louis July 2018
Minneapolis June 2018 – July 2018
Kansas City May 2018 – June 2018
Dallas N/A
San Francisco August 2018
Trivia

Signatures:  Jovita Carranza and Steven T. Mnuchin
Release dates: July 16, 2018 – present
Production at the main facility in D.C. returned as of Series 2017. The first ones printed there were released on August 10, 2018.
Any $10 bills from Atlanta, Chicago or Dallas are still Series 2013 at the latest.

Japanese counterpart

1984 1000 Yen Note 1984 1000 Yen Note (Back) 2004 1000 Yen Note

As of 1994, the current lowest denomination of Japanese paper money is the 1,000 yen note. From November 1984 to October 2004, all 1,000 yen notes contained a portrait of Natsume Sōseki on the front and a pair of crane birds on the back. As of 2007, they now have a portrait of Noguchi Hideyo on the front, and Mt. Fuji, Lake Motosu and cherry blossoms on the back.

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