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1880 $10 Legal Note PCGS Very Good 10

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Released between 1862 and 1971, legal tender notes represent the longest-running paper currency program in United States history. The 1880 $10 version presented here contains a portrait of Daniel Webster, a legendary statesman, and orator who also served as US Secretary of State. Nicknamed greenbacks, these large format notes are a real treasure for fans of historic paper currency. Currently, you have the opportunity to purchase Very Good 1880 $10 Legal Tender Notes online at Provident Metals.

Note Highlights:

  • Available to you in a PCGS protective currency sleeve!
  • Features Daniel Webster!
  • Iconic large-format currency!
  • Issued a face value of $10 (USD) by the United States government.
  • Features a grade of Very Good 10 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • Daniel Webster in portrait is featured on the obverse.
  • Denomination details are found on the reverse side.

When you purchase $10 Legal Tender Notes in this Provident Metals listing online, they will arrive in clear plastic currency sleeves. The sleeve also has a label from PCGS containing the official certification information. PCGS has assigned these notes a grade of Very Good 10. This indicates that the notes may contain heavy soiling and other blemishes. According to PCGS, a bank would not keep a note in this condition.


The obverse of 1880 Legal Tender Notes contains a classic bust of Daniel Webster. This marks the third $10 legal tender note featuring this legendary orator and statesman. The portrait here is positioned on the left side and is shown opposite a group of characters that includes Pocahontas. Other features on the obverse include a red Treasury seal and the serial number in blue ink.


On the reverse face of these Legal Tender Notes the denomination appears in the four corners. On the upper sides, it is shown numerically, while on the lower it appears in Roman numerals. Rows of text are presented on the right side that includes an anti-counterfeiting message. The words United States of America are also shown along with an exquisite decorative motif.


As a replacement for the Demand Note, Legal tender notes initially helped to mitigate expenses incurred by the Union during the Civil War. However, once the war ended, they continued to enter circulation for the next 109 years. If you look at this particular $10 note from 1880, you will see a bald eagle motif on the front design. When you turn the note upside down, this eagle suddenly resembles the head of a donkey. As such, they have earned the nickname jackass notes.


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Product Details

Year 1880
Condition VG 10
Grading Service PCGS
Mint Mark Not Shown
Producer US Mint
Thickness 0.1 mm
Condition Very Good
Denomination $10
Country United States
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Legal Notes
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging PCGS Certified Sleeve
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Dimensions 156 x 66 x 0.1 mm
Packaging Dimensions 8.5 x 5.0 x 0.1
Provident ID 3978805