Lot of (6) $10 Ten-Dollar U.S. Silver Certificates with 1934, 1934-A Blue Seal, 1934-A North Africa Gold Seal, 1934-C, 1934-D, & 1953

  • Lot number 3771434
  • Total bids 21
  • Winning bid $250.00
  • Buyer's premium $42.50
  • Total $292.50

Lot includes all (6) notes shown. Please see the images for details on the condition of the bills.

Silver certificates were issued between 1878 and 1964 in the United States as part of its circulation of paper currency. They were produced in response to silver agitation by citizens who were angered by the Fourth Coinage Act, which had effectively placed the United States on a gold standard. The certificates were initially redeemable for their face value of silver dollar coins and later in raw silver bullion. Since 1968 they have been redeemable only in Federal Reserve Notes and are thus obsolete, but still valid legal tender.

In response to American campaigns abroad, the U.S. Mint created the North Africa Silver Certificate, which could be redeemed for silver bullion.

The main distinguishing feature of the North Africa Silver Certificate is its seal, inked in bright gold rather than in the traditional blue. These bills were issued to those serving in the North African campaigns of World War II and could be swiftly demonetized if Americans were forced out of this land, rendering them useless.

Due to the uniqueness of each item, please refer to the photos provided in this auction. We offer high resolution images of each item rather than a written description of condition.

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