Ten Dollar Bills from The 1900s

More different types of ten dollar bills were printed during the 1900s than in any other decade.  And, unlike many previous decades, you can easily put together a nice collection of notes from the 1900s.

The first ten dollar bill is a fan favorite.  It is the 1901 $10 legal tender note, aka the bison.  These are actually rather common.  However, everyone wants one so prices are fairly steep.  The bison used for the image was a real animal kept at a New York zoo.  Bison ten dollar bills sell from a couple hundred dollars up to thousands.  The value is really just based on their condition.

Silver certificates from 1908 are also available.  They are from the series of 1908.  They look like earlier tombstone notes from 1886 and 1891.  All 1908 examples have a blue seal.  Most are available for less than $2,000.

Gold certificates were also printed in the 1900s, 1907 to be exact.  This is actually the first time a ten dollar gold certificate was printed in The United States.  These notes are extremely common.  Most trade for around $125.  Notes in perfect condition will of course be worth more money.

There were four different types of ten dollar national bank notes being printed during the years 1900 to 1909.  Due to complicated regulation, these bills can be dated as far back as 1882.  However, most will say series of 1902.  The years 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, or 1909 can be printed on them.  The year printed on them does not affect the value though.  We have pictures of the four different types shown below.

These will not be dated later than 1901.

Red seals can have a date between 1902 and 1908.

Blue seals were printed starting in 1908.

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