Now own a historic set of $10 Gold Certificates with the last large-size certificate from Series 1922 and the first small-size issue from Series 1928. Plus, each one is the only $10 designs of their respective series. Eighty-five years ago, these notes were as “good as gold!” When they were turned in at a bank, you got back gold coins. In 1928, the government decided to cut costs by reducing our bank notes to the small size we see today. With this important set you’ll enjoy:
- Series 1922 $10 Gold Certificate – Nicknamed “goldback,” for its vibrant gold-orange back. This last large-size note pictures the first U.S. Treasurer Michael Hillegas along with a gold seal and serial numbers on the face.
- Series 1928 $10 Gold Certificate – First and last small-size $10 issue. In the reference book Paper Money of the United States by Arthur and Ira Friedberg, it says: “Small-size gold certificates are considered much scarcer than the old large-size notes.”
When Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the Gold Recall Order of 1933, hundred of thousands of colorful certificates were recalled and destroyed over time. Today, much to collectors’ delight, not all Gold Certificates were turned in, so when paper money restrictions were lifted in 1964, they came out of hiding. Last issued over 80 years ago, these old-time notes are very desirable, and continue to grow harder to find. Striking color and rich history are yours with this $10 Gold Certificate set!
- Year: Mixed Years
- Presentation: With Holder
- Note Size: Small, Large
- Note Features: Gold Seal
- Product Type: Sets
- Denomination: $10