10 Dollars, National Bank Note, United States, 1885

Description (Brief):

One (1) 10 dollar note

Description (Brief)

United States, 1885

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: At left, Benjamin Franklin performing his electricity experiment. At right, Liberty seated on a flying eagle and clutching a lightning bolt in her hand.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: NATIONAL CURRENCY. / 10 / X / TEN / THIS NOTE IS SECURED BY BONDS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPOSITED WITH THE U.S. TREASURER AT WASHINGTON. / REGISTER OF THE TREASURY / TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES / NEW YORK, JAN. 14TH, 1885 / THE NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE IN NEW YORK WILL PAY TEN DOLLARS TO BEARER ON DEMAND. / NEW YORK / CASHR. / PRES'T. / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. N.Y. / U871712 / 733 / 72527 / SERIES 1882 / PRINTED AT THE BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING, U.S. TREASURY DEPT.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Charter number in center surrounded by a design. Coat of arms of New York at left, eagle at right.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: 10 / NATIONAL CURRENCY / 733 / THIS NOTE IS RECEIVABLE AT PAR IN ALL PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES, IN PAYMENT OF ALL TAXES AND EXCISES AND ALL OTHER DUES TO THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT DUTIES ON IMPORTS, AND ALSO FOR ALL SALARIES AND OTHER DEBTS AND DEMANDS OWING BY THE UNITED STATES TO INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT INTEREST ON PUBLIC DEBT. / COUNTERFEITING OR ALTERING THIS NOTE, OR PASSING ANY COUNTERFEIT OR ALTERATION OF IT, OR HAVING IN POSSESSION ANY FALSE OR COUNTERFEIT PLATE OR IMPRESSION OF IT, OR ANY PAPER MADE IN IMITATION OF THE PAPER ON WHICH IT IS PRINTED IS FELONY AND IS PUNISHABLE BY $1,000 FINE OR 15 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AT HARD LABOR OR BOTH. / NEW YORK

Date Made: 1885

Issuing Bank: National Bank of Commerce in New YorkMaker: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United StatesPlace Issued: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: U. S. Department of the Treasury

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.78.5.291Catalog Number: 78.5.291Accession Number: 1978.0941Serial Number: U871712

Object Name: note

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 cm x 18.4 cm x .01 cm; 3 5/32 in x 7 1/4 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6d2a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1839585

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