United States ten dollar bill

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United States ten-dollar bill

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Fifty US Dollar Series 1996 One hundred US Dollar Series 1996


Dimensions: 155.956 x 66.294 mm.

Paper composition: 75% cotton, 25% linen.

United States ten dollar obverse

Federal Reserve Notes were released today, all of which are 10 dollar bills. The 2008 Hawaii state quarter features Kamehameha I, who hails from the West Indies. Hamilton, who is not a native of the continental United States, is one of only two individuals to be portrayed on U.S. Currency. Additionally, Hamilton is one of two non-presidents to be depicted on currently circulated U.S. Bills, with Benjamin Franklin being the other on the $100 bill. The reverse side of U.S. Bills features the U.S. Treasury, while Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, is currently showcased on the front of the ten dollar bill. The United States ten dollar bill represents a specific denomination of U.S. Currency.

Federal Reserve Banks deliver ten dollar bills with yellow straps. In 2017, $10 bills accounted for 3.7% of all US banknotes printed. According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, these bills are replaced before their average circulation lifespan of 18 months due to wear.

Exclusively used for governmental transactions, the $100,000 note showcased an image of Woodrow Wilson looking towards the left. John Trumbull’s 1805 portrait of Hamilton, housed in the portrait collection of New York City Hall, serves as the inspiration for the face featured on the United States $10 bill. On the sole U.S. Paper currency currently in circulation, the United States ten dollar bill ($10), the portrait gazes towards the left.

Security Features:

Security measures can assist you in determining whether a $10 bill is counterfeit or genuine.

Color-Shifting Ink

United States ten dollar Color Shifting Ink

Making it even easier for people to check their money, the United States has redesigned the currency with a more dramatic shift in color. The numeral 10 on the front of the ten-dollar bill is now located in the lower right-hand corner, giving it a tilted appearance.


United States ten dollar Watermarks

The position of the watermark is emphasized by integrating an empty ellipse into the layout of the revamped $10 bill. It is visible from both sides of the currency, and when the bill is held up to light, a subtle depiction of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton can be observed to the right of his prominent portrait.

Security Thread

United States ten dollar Security Thread

The ten-dollar bill of the United States can be seen from both sides when illuminated by ultraviolet light. There is a small flag embedded in the paper, and the words “TEN” and “USA” are visible in tiny print. Make sure to hold the bill vertically, as the thread glows orange when illuminated.

The American currency continues to be quintessentially recognized, and importantly, it uses historical images and enhanced portraits of older bills, while still maintaining the same size and redesigned currency.


Because potential counterfeiters can duplicate it, the authenticity of the bill should not be verified. To help distinguish them, the complexity of the bills is increased by adding different colors to each denomination. Additionally, on the back of the bill, a small yellow 10s has been printed on the right of the vignette, and on the front of the bill, the portrait has been printed on the left of the background. The words “The United States of America” have been printed in red on the background to the right of the portrait, and the Constitution of the United States has been printed in red on the background to the left of the portrait. The most noticeable difference in the redesigned ten-dollar bill of the United States is the subtle addition of red and yellow-orange background colors.

Symbols of Freedom

United States ten dollar Symbols of Freedom

The symbols of freedom vary for each denomination. On the smaller metallic red image of the torch, you can find the lower right side of the portrait, while on the left side of the portrait of Secretary Hamilton, the background of the torch is printed with a larger image. The front of the redesigned bill features two images, one being the Statue of Liberty carrying the torch and the other being an iconic representation of Americana, symbolizing freedom. These additions have been made to the redesigned ten-dollar bill.

Updated Portrait and Vignette

United States ten dollar Portrait and Vignette

The oval borders and fine lines enclosing the portrait of Secretary Hamilton on the front, as well as the United States Treasury Building vignette on the back, have been eliminated. The shoulders have been extended into the border, and the portrait has been shifted upwards. Furthermore, extra engraving details have been incorporated into the background of the vignette.

Low-Vision Feature

United States ten dollar Low-Vision Feature

The numeral 10 is located in the lower corner on the back of the bill, helping to distinguish the visual impairments associated with the denomination being enlarged.


United States ten dollar Microprinting

The microprinted words on the ten dollar bill are replicated to be hard to read because they are very small. The redesigned ten dollar bill features microprinting in three areas on the front of the bill. The numeral 10 and the word USA can be found repeated beneath the large torch. The words DOLLARS TEN and the portrait can be found below the torch, as well as the words ten dollars and United States of America. The borders of the bill, as well as the left and right sides inside, also have the portrait of ten dollars and the United States of America below.

Federal Reserve Indicators

United States ten dollar Federal Reserve Indicators

There are 24 major cities in the United States where there are branches of the Federal Reserve Banks located. The Federal Reserve Bank identifies the serial number on the left and the letter A below it. The entire Federal Reserve System represents a universal seal on the left side of the portrait.

Serial Numbers

United States ten dollar Serial Numbers

The unique combination of eleven letters and numbers appears twice on the front of the bill. Compared to previous designs, the serial number on the redesigned ten-dollar United States bill has slightly shifted to the right. In addition, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving helps track the quality standards for producing the notes and also assists in identifying counterfeit notes with the help of unique serial numbers. These serial numbers serve as unique identifiers to aid law enforcement in identifying counterfeit notes.