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1934 $10 North Africa Silver Certificate - Emergency Currency

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Silver certificate dollar

The silver certificate is a ten-dollar bill that was produced in 1934 as an emergency currency. Bullion Shark is giving collectors a unique chance to own a piece of U.S. history with this rare "North Africa" Emergency WWII $10 Bill. Each note will be in circulated condition and will come in a protective sleeve.  

1934 silver certificate dollar history

Dwight D. Eisenhower issued these notes as part of "Operation Torch" against the Germans in North Africa in 1942. 

U.S. soldiers were issued with the dollar bills, which they carried with them to be used in an emergency. Military personnel were paid with notes that were $1, $5, and $10. These notes featured a yellow seal rather than the standard blue seal that a typical $10 note would have. It was decided that the seal should be a different color to distinguish the notes from other ten-dollar bills. This was done so that if the currency fell into enemy hands, it could easily be identified and considered worthless.

Don’t let the date on this note confuse you as paper notes aren’t dated in the same way that coins are. The date on notes rarely coincides with when it was actually printed, so although the date is 1934, it wasn’t published in that year. The note was printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. 

This ten-dollar bill is a one-time issue that is rare and collectible. It was also used in the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943!

Silver certificate value

Silver certificates have a face value of $10 but are valued at up to $100 in circulated condition. How much they are worth depends on the condition and interest from collectors at the time. Almost two million of these notes were printed, and uncirculated notes in good condition can sell for upwards of $200. These notes also have historical value and are collected by people who are interested in wartime memorabilia.