$10 Bill August 10th 1861 Value

Value of Ten Dollar Demand Note from August 10 1861


Year:  Aug. 10th 1861 Type:  Demand Note Denomination:  Ten Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of $10 bills from August 10th 1861 is based on their condition and city of issue.
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Description:  These bills have two dates written on them, July 17, 1861 and August 10th 1861.  Despite those two dates, most collectors just call these demand notes.  Demand notes were only issued for 1861, so when you say demand note everyone knows what you are talking about.

The 1861 ten dollar bill below shows a portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the left hand side of the bill.  There is an eagle with outstretched wings featured prominently in the center of the bill.  A female artist is pictured on the right hand side of the bill.  The number ten is printed twice inside of a green seal.

The back of 1861 ten dollar bills are very distinctive and part of their appeal.  The slang term greenback was first used to describe demand notes.  Contact us for exact pricing on your demand note.

Variations:  There are ten different varieties of 1861 $10 bills.  The two important factors in determining which variety you have will be based on the city of issue, and whether or not the note is a “for the” variety.

At the bottom center of the above note you can see where the phrase “for the Register of the Treasury” and “for the Treasurer of the United States” is printed on the bill.  On some bills “for the” is handwritten.  If you have a hand written “for the” it will be obvious, and the bill will be more valuable.  So the ten varieties are:

New York
New York “for the” handwritten
Philadelphia “for the”  handwritten
Boston “for the” handwritten
Cincinnati “for the” handwritten
St. Louis
St. Louis “for the” handwritten

Anything with “for the” is rare.  Any 1861 $10 bill from Cincinnati or St. Louis is also rare.  Even the “common” notes from New York, Philadelphia, and Boston are still quite valuable.  Contact us for exact pricing.

Inscriptions:  American Bank Note Co. New York  –  Ten  –  The United States Promise To Pay Ten Dollars To The Bearer on Demand  –  Washington  –  Aug. 10th 1861  –  Payable by the Assistant Treasurer of the United States at  –  Act of July 17. 1861  –  For The Register Of The Treasury  –  For The Treasurer Of The United States  –  Patented 30 June 1857  –  United States of America Ten Dollars  –  Receivable In Payment of All Public Dues