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U.S. ten-dollar bill

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The old and new ten dollar bill

The U.S. ten dollar bill ($10) is a denomination of United States currency. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton is currently featured on the front side of the bill, while the U.S. Treasury is featured on the reverse side.

Ten dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in yellow straps.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the "average life" of a $10 bill in circulation is 18 months before it is replaced due to wear.

Pre-Federal Reserve History

Federal Reserve history

The design on the back is the Treasury building. The 1928 edition featured a car parked outside of the Treasury Department building. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a Model-T Ford, rather it is a composite of multiple cars of that era.

The $10 bill is sometimes nicknamed a "sawbuck," although this usage is far less common today than it was in the early 20th century.

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United States currency and coinage
Topics: Federal Reserve note | United States Notes | United States coinage | United States dollar
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