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The $10 bill is a Federal Reserve Note valued at 1,000 cents (equivalent to 200 nickels, 100 dimes, 40 quarters, ten $1 bills, or two $5 bills). The first ones date all the way back to 1933. Also from 1934 to 1962, there were Silver Certificates for this denomination, but as of Series 1963, it remained only a Federal Reserve Note ever since.

On the front is a portrait of Alexander Hamilton (the first Secretary of the United States Treasury) and on the back is the Treasury Department Building.

Series 1977A and 1981

$10-E (1981) $10-B (1984)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1977A, printed in early 1981 1981–1982
Series 1977A, printed in later 1981 1981–1983
Series 1977A and 1981, printed in the first half of 1982 1982–1983
Series 1981, printed in the second half of 1982 1982–1984
Series 1981, printed in the first half of 1983 1983–1984
Series 1981, printed in the second half of 1983 1983–1985
Series 1981, printed in 1984 1984–1985
Trivia
  • Signatures: Azie Taylor Morton and G. William Miller (Series 1977A)
    Angela M. Buchanan and Donald T. Regan (Series 1981)
  • Production span: March 1980 – April 1982 (Series 1977A)
    March 1982 – May 1984 (Series 1981)
  • Series 1981 bills were the first to have the standard print run of 100,000 sheets since October 1983.

Series 1981A

$10-F (1985)

Series 1981A $10 bills began production in April 1984, seven months after Katherine D. Ortega became the next Treasurer of the United States, with circulation beginning in August. Over 1 billion were made.

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1981A, printed in the first half of 1984 1984–1985
Series 1981A, printed in the second half of 1984 1984–1986
Series 1981A, printed in the first half of 1985 1985–1986
Series 1981A, printed in the second half of 1985 1985–1987
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and Donald T. Regan
  • Production span: April 1984 – August 1985

Series 1985

$10-G (1989) $10-H (1986)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1985, printed in 1985 1985–1987
Series 1985, printed in the first half of 1986 1986–1987
Series 1985, printed in the second half of 1986 1986–1988
Series 1985, printed in the first half of 1987 1987–1988
Series 1985, printed in the second half of 1987 1987–1989
Series 1985, printed in the first half of 1988 1988–1989
Series 1985, printed in the second half of 1988 1988–1990
Series 1985, printed from January–April 1989 1989–1990
Series 1985, printed from May–December 1989 1989–1991
Series 1985, printed from January–May 1990 1990–1991
Series 1985, printed from June–August 1990 1990–1992
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and James A. Baker III
  • Production span: August 1985 – September 1990
  • Unlike the $1 and $5 bills, the $10 bill continued as Series 1985. In addition, these bills were the first to have the standard print run of 200,000 sheets since October 1989.

Series 1988A

$10-K (1990)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1988A, printed from May–December 1990 1990–1992
Series 1988A, printed from January–July 1991 1991–1992
Series 1988A, printed from August–December 1991 1991–1993
Series 1988A, printed from January–May 1992 1992–1993
Series 1988A, printed from June–July 1992 1992–1994
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Catalina Vasquez Villalpando and Nicholas F. Brady
  • Production span: May 1990 – July 1992
  • This marks the last time the $10 bill remained completely unchanged.

Series 1990

$10-B (1992)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1990, printed from July–December 1992 1992–1994
Series 1990, printed from January–June 1993 1993–1994
Series 1990, printed from July–December 1993 1993–1995
Series 1990, printed from January–March 1994 1994–1995
Series 1990, printed from March–July 1994 1994–1996
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Catalina Vasquez Villalpando and Nicholas F. Brady
  • Production span: July 1992 – November 1994
  • For Series 1990, microscopic printing was added around Hamilton's portrait on all $10 bills.

Series 1993

$10-C (1995) $10-F (1995)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1993, printed from October–December 1994 1994–1996
Series 1993, printed in January 1995 1995–1996
Series 1993, printed from February–December 1995 1995–1997
Series 1993, printed from January–July 1996 1996–1997
Series 1993, printed from August–December 1996 1996–1998
Series 1993, printed from January–February 1997 1997–1998
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Lloyd Bentsen
  • Production span: October 1994 – February 1997
  • Production of these bills for districts closest to the Western Currency Facility ended in February 1995.

Series 1995

$10-C (1999) $10-G (1998) 10dollar back

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1995, printed from November–December 1995 1995–1997
Series 1995, printed from January–July 1996 1996–1997
Series 1995, printed from August–December 1996 1996–1998
Series 1995, printed from January–February 1997 1997–1998
Series 1995, printed from March–July 1997 1997–1999
Series 1995, printed from August–December 1997 1997–2000
Series 1995, printed from January–March 1998 1998–2000
Series 1995, printed from April–December 1998 1998–2001
Series 1995, printed from January–June 1999 1999–2001
Series 1995, printed from July–December 1999 1999–2002
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Robert E. Rubin
  • Production span:
    • November 1995 – December 1999 (Western Currency Facility)
    • February 1997 – July 1998 (main facility)
  • These bills were the first ones the Western Currency Facility printed, and the last to be in this design.

Series 1999

$10-A (2002) $10-L (2001)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 1999, printed in 2000 2000–2002
Series 1999, printed from January–February 2001 2001–2002
Series 1999, printed from March–July 2001 2001–2003
Series 1999, printed from August–November 2001 2001–2004
Series 1999, printed from December 2001–January 2002 2002–2004
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Lawrence H. Summers
  • Production span:
    • December 1999 – September 2001 (main facility)
    • December 1999 – July 2002 (Western Currency Facility)
  • Release date: May 24, 2000
  • This design was unveiled on November 16, 1999.

Series 2001

$10-F (2002)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2001, printed from December 2001–January 2002 2002–2004
Series 2001, printed from April–June 2002 2002–2005
Series 2001, printed from June–July 2002 2002–2006
Series 2001, printed in April 2003 2003–2006
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Rosario Marin and Paul O'Neill
  • Production span:
    • December 2001 – July 2002 (Western Currency Facility)
    • June 2002 – September 2003 (main facility)

Series 2003

$10-B (2005)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2003, printed from August–October 2003 2003–2006
Series 2003, printed in January 2004 2004–2006
Series 2003, printed from February–November 2004 2004–2007
Series 2003, printed in December 2004 2005–2007
Series 2003, printed from January–September 2005 2005–2008
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Rosario Marin and John W. Snow
  • Production span:
    • August 2003 – September 2005 (main facility)
    • November 2004 – May 2005 (Western Currency Facility)
  • Release dates: September 25, 2003 – October 3, 2005

Series 2004A

$10-L (2006)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2004A, printed from October 2005–May 2006 2006–2008
Series 2004A, printed from June–August 2006 2006–2009
Series 2004A, printed in September 2006 2006–2010
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Anna Escobedo Cabral and John W. Snow
  • Production span: July 2005 – October 2006 (May 2008 in one district)
  • Release dates: March 2 – November 16, 2006
  • The current design was unveiled on September 28, 2005.
  • Until June 2018, all further $10 bills starting with Series 2004A were printed exclusively at the Western Currency Facility at Fort Worth, Texas.

Series 2006

$10-B (2007)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2006, printed in September 2007 2007–2010
Series 2006, printed from October–November 2007 2007–2011
Series 2006, printed from December 2007–May 2008 2008–2012
Series 2006, printed from June–September 2008 2008–2013
Series 2006, printed from October–November 2008 2008–2014
Series 2006, printed from December 2008–March 2009 2009–2014
Series 2006, printed in October 2010 2010–2014
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Anna Escobedo Cabral and Henry M. Paulson Jr.
  • Production span: September 2007 – October 2010
  • Release dates: October 10, 2007 – April 7, 2009 (December 7, 2010 in Chicago)

Series 2009

$10-D (2010)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2009, printed in October 2010 2010–2014
Series 2009, printed from November 2010–August 2011 2011–2015
Series 2009, printed from September 2011–January 2012 2012–2015
Series 2009, printed from February–September 2012 2012–2016
Series 2009, printed from October 2012–January 2013 2013–2016
Series 2009, printed from February–June 2013 2013–2017
Series 2009, printed in October 2013 2013–2018
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Timothy F. Geithner
  • Production span: September 2010 – October 2013
  • Release dates: December 7, 2010 – November 6, 2013

Series 2013

$10-G (2015)

Series year/print date Minimum lifespan
Series 2013, printed from October–December 2013 2014–2018
Series 2013, printed from January–October 2014 2014–present
Series 2013, printed from November 2014–November 2015 2015–present
Series 2013, printed from December 2015–November 2016 2016–present
Series 2013, printed from December 2016–October 2017 2017–present
Series 2013, printed from November 2017–February 2018 2018–present
Trivia
  • Signatures:  Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Jack Lew
  • Production span: October 2013 – February 2018
  • Release dates: January 3, 2014 – March 16, 2018

Series 2017

Trivia
  • Signatures:  Jovita Carranza and Steven T. Mnuchin
  • Production span:
    • May 2018 – present (Western Currency Facility)
    • June 2018 – present (main facility)
  • Release dates: July 16, 2018 – present
  • Production at the main facility in D.C. returned as of Series 2017. The first ones printed there were released on August 10, 2018.