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$10

$10

2006 - Present

2000 - 2006

1990 - 2000

1914 - 1990

 
Front of bill Back of bill
2006 - Present
A
Watermark

Hold the note to light and look for a faint image of Secretary Hamilton in the blank space to the right of the portrait. The image is visible from both sides of the note.

B
Security Thread

Hold the note to light to see an embedded thread running vertically to the right of the portrait.  The thread is imprinted with the text USA TEN and a small flag in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note.  The thread glows orange when illuminated by ultraviolet light.

C
Color-Shifting Ink

Tilt the note to see the numeral 10 in the lower right corner of the front of the note shift from copper to green.

Federal Reserve System Seal

A black seal to the left of the portrait represents the entire Federal Reserve System. A letter and number beneath the left serial number identifies distributing Federal Reserve Bank.

Microprinting

Look carefully (magnification may be necessary) to see the small printed text THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and TEN DOLLARS USA below the portrait and inside the borders of the note and USA 10 repeated beneath the torch.

Raised Printing

Move your finger along the note’s surface to feel the raised printing, which gives genuine Federal Reserve notes their distinctive texture.

Paper

Federal Reserve note paper is one-fourth linen and three-fourths cotton, and contains red and blue security fibers.

Color

The note includes background colors of orange, yellow, and red.

Portrait and Vignette

The $10 note features a portrait of Secretary Hamilton on the front of the note and a vignette of the United States Treasury Building on the back of the note.

Symbols of Freedom

An image of the torch carried by the Statue of Liberty is printed in red to the left of the portrait of Secretary Hamilton. A smaller metallic red image of the torch can be found on the lower right side of the portrait.

Green 10

A large green numeral 10 on the back of the note helps those with visual impairments distinguish the denomination.

Treasury Seal

A green seal to the right of the portrait represents the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Serial Numbers

A unique combination of eleven numbers and letters appears twice on the front of the note. 

Series Year

The design includes series years 2004A, 2006, 2009, and 2013.

  • 2006 - Present
    Front of bill Back of bill
    2006 - Present
    A
    Watermark

    Hold the note to light and look for a faint image of Secretary Hamilton in the blank space to the right of the portrait. The image is visible from both sides of the note.

    B
    Security Thread

    Hold the note to light to see an embedded thread running vertically to the right of the portrait.  The thread is imprinted with the text USA TEN and a small flag in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note.  The thread glows orange when illuminated by ultraviolet light.

    C
    Color-Shifting Ink

    Tilt the note to see the numeral 10 in the lower right corner of the front of the note shift from copper to green.

    Federal Reserve System Seal

    A black seal to the left of the portrait represents the entire Federal Reserve System. A letter and number beneath the left serial number identifies distributing Federal Reserve Bank.

    Microprinting

    Look carefully (magnification may be necessary) to see the small printed text THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and TEN DOLLARS USA below the portrait and inside the borders of the note and USA 10 repeated beneath the torch.

    Raised Printing

    Move your finger along the note’s surface to feel the raised printing, which gives genuine Federal Reserve notes their distinctive texture.

    Paper

    Federal Reserve note paper is one-fourth linen and three-fourths cotton, and contains red and blue security fibers.

    Color

    The note includes background colors of orange, yellow, and red.

    Portrait and Vignette

    The $10 note features a portrait of Secretary Hamilton on the front of the note and a vignette of the United States Treasury Building on the back of the note.

    Symbols of Freedom

    An image of the torch carried by the Statue of Liberty is printed in red to the left of the portrait of Secretary Hamilton. A smaller metallic red image of the torch can be found on the lower right side of the portrait.

    Green 10

    A large green numeral 10 on the back of the note helps those with visual impairments distinguish the denomination.

    Treasury Seal

    A green seal to the right of the portrait represents the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

    Serial Numbers

    A unique combination of eleven numbers and letters appears twice on the front of the note. 

    Series Year

    The design includes series years 2004A, 2006, 2009, and 2013.

  • 2000 - 2006
    Front of bill Back of bill
    2000 - 2006
    A
    Security Thread

    Hold the note to light to see an embedded thread running vertically to the right of the portrait. The thread is imprinted with the text USA TEN and a small flag in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note. The thread glows orange when illuminated by ultraviolet light.

    B
    Watermark

    Hold the note to light and look for a faint image of Secretary Hamilton in the blank space to the right of the portrait. The image is visible from both sides of the note. 

    C
    Color-Shifting Ink

    Tilt the note to see the numeral 10 in the lower right corner of the front of the note shift from green to black.

    Federal Reserve System Seal

    A black seal to the left of the portrait represents the entire Federal Reserve System. A letter and number beneath the left serial number identifies the distributing Federal Reserve Bank.

    Microprinting

    Look carefully (magnification may be necessary) to see the small printed words THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA repeated just above Hamilton’s name and TEN repeated in the numeral in the lower left-hand corner.

    Raised Printing

    Move your finger along the note’s surface to feel the raised printing, which gives genuine Federal Reserve notes their distinctive texture.

    Paper

    Federal Reserve note paper is one-fourth linen and three-fourths cotton, and contains red and blue security fibers.

    Portrait and Vignette

    The $10 note features a portrait of Secretary Hamilton on the front of the note and a vignette of the United States Treasury Building on the back of the note.

    Green 10

    A large green numeral 10 on the back of the note helps those with visual impairments distinguish the denomination.

    Treasury Seal

    A green seal to the right of the portrait represents the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

    Serial Numbers

    A unique combination of eleven numbers and letters appears twice on the front of the note.

    Series Year

    The design includes series years 1999, 2001, and 2003.

  • 1990 - 2000
    Front of bill Back of bill
    1990 - 2000
    A
    Security Thread

    Hold the note to light to see an embedded thread running vertically to the left of the Federal Reserve Bank seal.  The thread is imprinted with the letters USA and the word TEN in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note.  The thread glows orange when illuminated by ultraviolet light.

    B
    Microprinting

    Look carefully (magnification may be necessary) to see the small printed words THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA along the outer edge of the portrait’s oval frame.

    Federal Reserve Bank Seal

    A black seal to the left of the portrait bears the name and corresponding letter of the distributing Federal Reserve Bank.

    Treasury Seal

    A green seal to the right of the portrait represents the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 

    Raised Printing

    Move your finger along the note’s surface to feel the raised printing, which gives genuine Federal Reserve notes their distinctive texture.

    Paper

    Federal Reserve note paper is one-fourth linen and three-fourths cotton, and contains red and blue security fibers. 

    Portrait and Vignette

    The $10 note features a portrait of Secretary Hamilton on the front of the note and a vignette of the United States Treasury Building on the back of the note. 

    Serial Numbers

    A unique combination of eleven numbers and letters appears twice on the front of the note. 

    Series Year

    The design includes series years 1990, 1993, and 1995.

  • 1914 - 1990
    Front of bill Back of bill
    1914 - 1990
    A
    Federal Reserve Bank Seal

    A black seal to the left of the portrait bears the name of the distributing Federal Reserve Bank. 

    B
    Raised Printing

    Move your finger along the note’s surface to feel the raised printing, which gives genuine Federal Reserve notes their distinctive texture.

    C
    Paper

    Federal Reserve note paper is one-fourth linen and three-fourths cotton, and contains red and blue security fibers. 

    D
    Portrait and Vignette

    The portrait and vignette was changed in 1929 to feature Secretary Hamilton on the front of the note and the United States Treasury Building on the back of the note.

    E
    Treasury Seal

    A seal to the right of the portrait represents the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  The design of the seal was changed to incorporate an English inscription and appears on all Federal Reserve notes of the 1969 series year or later. 

    F
    Serial Numbers

    A combination of numbers and letters appears twice on the front of the note.

Ten dollars

The $10 note features subtle background colors of orange, yellow, and red, and includes an embedded security thread that glows orange when illuminated by UV light. When held to light, a portrait watermark of Alexander Hamilton is visible from both sides of the note. The note includes a color-shifting numeral 10 in the lower right corner of the note.

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History

$10 Note Life Cycle

Before a Federal Reserve note enters circulation, it must pass through four critical steps: design, order, production, and issuance.

569.6
Million Notes
2018 FY Print Order
$19.6
Billion
2017 Value in Circulation
4.5
Years
Estimated Lifespan

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