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Q: The 10 Dollar Bill ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: The 10 Dollar Bill
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: jbdbean-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 29 Oct 2002 11:45 PST
Expires: 28 Nov 2002 11:45 PST
Question ID: 92263
I have recently recieved a 1934 Ten Dollar Bill, series of 1934 A,
serial # B13542677C, green stamp behind the word TEN on the front, 4-
number 2s on the front (two on the left front and two on the right
front of the bill). Would like to know if I should keep it because it
MAY be worth something now or later or spend it. Is my 1934 Ten Dollar
Bill Worth anything? Thxs!
Subject: Re: The 10 Dollar Bill
Answered By: rico-ga on 29 Oct 2002 13:32 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi jbdbean,

I'd rather tell you that you have a significant collector's item in
your wallet, but according to my research, your ten dollar bill is
unlikely to be worth more than face value *unless* it is crisp
uncirculated, or a silver certificate, or is a star note (see below).

If it's in "crisp, uncirculated" condition (that is, looks brand or
near-brand new) it could be worth from $20-35, according to a thread I
found on rec.collecting.coins...

What's a "star note"? From rec.collecting.paper-money...

"Star notes are made to replace notes damaged or misprinted.  By
putting a
star note in for the bad note, the numbering sequence stays
undisturbed, so
that bricks will still number from 0001-4000, for example.  They may
0002, 0003, 0004, 3521*, 0006, but they will still start at 0001 and
go to
4000, instead of running into higher numbers because of missing notes.

Except for earlier (1934 or so) series, most star notes do not carry a
significant premium (the government makes LOTS of mistakes),
especially in
circulated grades." 

So, if you *do* have what appears to be an asterisk or "star"
preceding or following your serial number, it would be worth the
effort to take the bill to one or more dealers for a quote.  Ditto on
a crisp uncirculated bill, or silver certificate. Alternatively, you
could post your information in rec.collecting.paper-money...

and see if anyone there can narrow down an exact value for you.  Be
prepared to supply additional information, such as exact condition,,
signatures, and so on.

Search strategy: In Google Groups 1934 Ten Dollar Bill; "star note";
1934A Ten Dollar Bill


jbdbean-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Thxs, you have been very helpful.

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