10 Dollars, Demand Note, United States, 1861
- Description (Brief)
- One (1) 10 dollar note
- United States, 1861
- Obverse Image: Bust of Abraham Lincoln at the left. Eagle with a shield in center. Allegorical representation of Art at right.
- Obverse Text: 10/ X / AMERICAN BANKNOTE CO. NEW YORK / WASHINGTON AUGUST 10TH, 1861. / A / ACT OF JULY 17, 1861 / ON DEMAND, THE UNITED STATES PROMISE TO PAY TO THE BEARER TEN DOLLARS / PATENTED 30 JUNE 1857. / NO. 42821 / PAYABLE BY THE ASST. TREASURER OF THE U.S. AT PHILADA. / RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL PUBLIC DUES
- Reverse Image: A star in a circle at each of the four corners. A grid of X's create the background.
- Reverse Text: TEN DOLLARS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / X / 10 / TEN
- This ten-dollar “greenback,” given this name because of the fraud-deterrent green ink on the back of the bill, features Abraham Lincoln and was redeemable for coinage. Demand notes, like this one, were released in August 1861, the first time government paper money was issued since the Revolutionary War. Although this money was distributed by the government, it was made by the American Bank Note Company, the same company that produced private bank notes.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Lincoln, Abraham
- American Bank Note Company
- date made
- Credit Line
- U. S. Department of the Treasury
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- overall: 8 cm x 18.5 cm x .1 cm; 3 5/32 in x 7 9/32 in x 1/32 in
- Object Name
- paper money