Description: The ten thousand dollar denomination 1900 gold certificates are some of my favorites due to their ultra-high denomination and interesting history. These bills were actually part of a treasury building fire and all the $10,000 bills had to be thrown out of the windows, meaning the majority of these which still exist today have water or fire damage. Finding a pristine gem condition gold certificate ten thousand bill is extremely rare.
These notes can be rare depending upon the condition, serial number, and signature combination. If you’re unsure how to distinguish between a rare and common type, contact us today and we’ll assist you.
These notes will always have Andrew Jackson located on the left side of every banknote. The $10,000 is particularly appealing to collectors because of the vibrant white paper and gold ink. The perforations you see on the image below is on every bill for this issue, which means the bill has been canceled and no longer valid legal tender.
What makes gold certificates so attractive is the story they have. Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s you could bring this bill to a local bank and trade it in for an equal value of gold. The ability to trade a piece of paper for a gold coin had a lot of appeal to many people during the time. A lot of these bills were redeemed and destroyed, making some types very difficult to get your hands on.
Value: The value of $10,000 gold certificates from 1900 is based upon condition and the serial number of each note. On average, these notes bring $1,000 but in better condition they will bring close to or over $10,000 in today’s market.
These are common and I’ve handled thousands of gold certificates from 1900 in my life. Avoid local coin shops as they will likely try and pay you too little for your collection. If you want to talk to us about it, or are interested in selling your bills, please contact us today.