Who Is on a U.S. $10 Bill?


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Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, has appeared on the $10 bill, called a Federal Reserve Note, since 1929, when the Series 1928 currency was released. The back of the note features a vignette of the U.S. Treasury Building.

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Who Is on a U.S. $10 Bill?
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As of 2014, Hamilton's portrait, painted in 1805 by artist John Trumbull, is the only one that faces left on currently circulating U.S. paper currency. Before the 1928 series, previous forms of the $10 bill, including demand notes, National Gold Bank notes and silver certificates, carried 12 other faces with different vignettes on the reverse side. The first $10 Federal Reserve note, issued in 1914, featured President Andrew Jackson and had farming and industrial vignettes on the back.

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