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How Much Is A 1896 $10 Bill Worth?

1896 Ten Dollar Bill

How Much Is A 1896 $10 Bill Worth?

Ten dollar bills from 1896 can have either a brown seal or a blue seal. Brown seal notes tend to be more valuable. Don’t let the year 1896 fool you. 1896 is just the date that the national bank formed. Despite saying series of 1882 and 1896, these were actually printed as late as 1916. So the date on the $10 bill rarely matches when the bill was actually printed. Some 1896 tens can be especially valuable. The value is all based on the bank of issue, condition, and serial number of the actual bill. Anyone who wants to buy or sell an 1896 $10 bill needs to be aware of those factors. We have a list of all the national banks that opened in 1896 that also printed ten dollar bills. Some of these banks are rare, some are common. The value of common notes is a few hundred dollars. The value of rare 1896 $10 bills can be thousands of dollars. The reason these bills are so rare is because ten dollars was a lot of money in 1896. That is the same as $559.78 today, after you adjust for inflation! You can see why so few 1896 $10 bills still exist. They were incredibly expensive to save.

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Here is a list of banks that printed ten dollar bills in 1896:

  • Charter 5030 – Third National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charter 5045 – Fourth National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charter 5049 – First National Bank of Robinson, Illinois
  • Charter 5054 – First National Bank of Thompson, Iowa
  • Charter 5041 – First National Bank of Holton, Kansas
  • Charter 5033 – City National Bank of Mayfield, Kentucky
  • Charter 5050 – Sanford National Bank, Maine
  • Charter 5036 – First National Bank of West Plains, Missouri
  • Charter 5037 – Manufacturers National Bank of Mechanicville, New York
  • Charter 5053 – National Bank of Walden, New York
  • Charter 5031 – Greensboro National Bank, North Carolina
  • Charter 5048 – National Bank of Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Charter 5039 – Commercial National Bank of Steubenville, Ohio
  • Charter 5052 – First National Bank of South McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Charter 5052 – First National Bank of McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Charter 5034 – Second National Bank of Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5038 – Forest County National Bank of Tionesta, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5040 – Citizens National Bank of Tionesta, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5042 – Beaver National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5043 – Pattison National Bank of Elkland, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5044 – First National Bank of Grove City, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5051 – Citizens National Bank of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5035 – City National Bank of Greenville, Texas
  • Charter 5032 – National Bank of Manassas, Virginia
  • Charter 5047 – National Bank of LaCrosse, Wisconsin