|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|General Description||The United States ten-dollar bill ($10) is a denomination of United States currency.
Hamilton is one of two non-presidents featured on currently issued U.S. bills, the other being Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill. Hamilton is one of only four people featured on U.S. paper currency (1861 to the present) who was not born in the continental United States, as he was from the West Indies.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the average life of a $10 bill in circulation is 18 months before it is replaced due to wear. Approximately 6% of all US banknotes printed in 2009 were $10 bills.
The source of the face on the $10 bill is John Trumbull’s 1805 portrait of Hamilton that belongs to the portrait collection of New York City Hall. The $10 bill is the only U.S. paper currency in circulation in which the portrait faces to the left.
|Front Description||The first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1789–95), Alexander Hamilton, is currently featured on the obverse of the bill.
Treasurer of the United States: Rosa Gumataotao
Secretary of the Treasury: Jack Lew
|Back Description||The U.S. Treasury Building is featured on the reverse.|
|Printed by||United States Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP)|
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