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Value of 1878 $10 Silver Certificates

Year: 1878
Type: Silver Certificate
Denomination: Ten Dollar Bill

Description: Ten dollar silver certificates from 1878 are very rare and are seldom encountered in the market. 1878 is the first year the United States printed silver certificates. The first, and lowest, denomination they printed this year was the ten-dollar bill. This bill looks almost identical to the later dated 1880 $10 silver certificate; we wrote a price guide you can see if you want more information. Regardless of condition, all 1878 $10 silver certificates are rare and valuable. We would love to see what you have, please contact us by email or phone today.

The 1878 $10 silver certificates have Robert Morris on the left-hand side of the bill, below him and in the top right corner is the serial number.

As seen below, these bills have blue serial number ink and a red seal at the center of the note. Collectors and dealers oftentimes call these notes black backs due to the amount of black ink used on the reverse of these 1878 $10 bills. If you have a note that looks like the one pictured below, we’re very interested buyers.

1878 $10 Silver Certificate Value

1878 $10 Silver Certificate Value

Value: The value of 1878 ten dollar silver certificates is based upon condition and signature type. Signatures that are hand-signed are significantly more valuable than engraved signatures. If you’re not sure which you have, we can help you determine which signature type it is. These bills are often worth $10,000. However, higher grade examples have brought over $100,000 in the past.

It is rare for these ten dollar silver certificates to become available in the market. If you are fortunate to own a piece of history like this, we want to hear about it and help you with your decision about this bill. If you want to talk to us about it, or are interested in selling the bill, please contact us today.


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