The Gold Certificate from the United States Mint had one of the murkier histories among US paper currency. Conceived with the passage of the Act of March 3, 1863, the Gold Certificate was authorized at the same time as the United States Note, but was not printed until 1865. Similar to the Silver Certificate, Gold Certificates were redeemable for the face value in gold coins. Now, 1907-1922 $10 Gold Certificates are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Notes ship to you inside protective currency sleeves!
- First release of $10 Gold Certificates!
- Offers the possibility of 1907 and 1922 Series notes!
- Fine+ notes!
- Issued a face value of $10 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse depicts Michael Hillegas.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle with a sunshine element.
- Please keep in mind the series version and signatures may match on the notes you receive when buying several.
- Please note the image is an example of the note you will get and not a guarantee of the specific note.
The first release of the Gold Certificate Notes came in 1865 with the release of $20, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 denominations. There were several subsequent series issues that included these same denominations. For example, these exact same denominations were redesigned in 1882, with all but the $20 note redesigned between 1870 and 1875 as well.
The $10 Gold Certificate was not introduced until 1907. This year saw a redesign of the $1,000 note as well. The $10 Gold Certificate received a minor revision in 1922, with the $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1,000 notes also redesigned that year.
For the obverse design of 1907-1922 $10 Gold Certificates, a portrait of Michael Hillegas features at the center. The 1907 Series and 1922 Series $10 Gold Certificates both feature this portrait with yellow-gold ink on the US Treasury seal, serial numbers, and the Roman numeral X on this face. The distinguishing element between the two is the presence of an inscription over the X on this side that reads: THIS CERTIFICATE IS A LEGAL TENDER IN THE AMOUNT THEREOF IN PAYMENT OF ALL DEBTS AND DUES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE. ACT OF MARCH 14, 1900. AS AMENDED ANDDECEMBER 24, 1919.
On the reverse of the 1907-1922 $10 Gold Certificate is a depiction of the heraldic eagle at the center of a sunshine element at the bottom of the design field. The numeric denomination is set in all four corners, with the nation of issue and face value above the heraldic eagle. The back of US Gold Certificates featured orange ink throughout and gave rise to the use of the terms yellow boys and goldbacks to refer to the notes.
1907-1922 $10 Gold Certificates listed here are available in Fine+ condition. Notes in this condition have considerable evidence of handling that includes rounded corners and margin splits. Please keep in mind that the series versions and signatures on the notes could match if you buy several.
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