|Ten Dollar Bill From Series of 1869|
United States Currency - “Rainbow Notes” 1869 Ten Dollar “Jackass Note” Legal Tender Note
Ten dollar legal tender notes from 1869 are typically called Jackass notes by collectors.
$10 “Jackass Note,” Series of 1869 to 1880, was ranked 71st most beautiful note in the book 100 Greatest American Currency Notes compiled by Bowers and Sundman.
Obverse: Bust of Daniel Webster, U.S. Congressman and Senator; Secretary of State in 1841 and from 1850-1852. Engraved by Alfred Sealey. At the right, Indian Princess Pocahontas being presented to England’s royal court. This is the first “Jackass note,” so-called because the eagle on bottom of the note looks like the head of a jackass when the note is held upside down. All notes from Nos. 96-113 are the so-called “Jackass” notes. So the ultimate collector name for an 1869 $10 legal tender note is a "Rainbow Jackass".
Reverse: Ornate Engraved Design.Signatures: (as depicted) John Allison (Register of the Treasury) Francis Elias Spinner (Treasurer of the United States).
Inscriptions: Act of March 3rd 1863 - Bureau Engraving & Printing - Patented July 24th 1866 - Patented Nov 24 1863 - Register Of The Treasury - Treasurer Of The United States - This Note Is A Legal Tender For Ten Dollars - Series of 1869 - The United States Will Pay The Bearer Ten Dollars Washington - Treasury Note - Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur - American Bank Note Co. New York. - This Note is a Legal Tender at its face value for all debts public and private, except duties on imports and interest on the public debt. Counterfeiting or altering this note or passing any counterfeit or alteration of it, or having in possession any false or counterfeit plate or impression of it, or any paper made in imitation of the paper on which it is printed is felony, and is punishable by $5,000 fine, or 15 years imprisonment at hard labor or both.