1880 $10 Legal Tender “Jackass Note” PMG Superb GU69

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The single finest graded piece of 19th Century U.S. paper money in the world! 

The United States began issuing Legal Tender or U.S. Notes during the Civil War. These bills featured the following obligation: “The United States will pay to bearer ___ dollars. This note is a legal tender at its face value for all debts public and private except duties on imports and interest on public debt.”   

$10 issues of 1869, 1875, 1878, and 1880 featured a portrait of U.S. Congressman and Senator Daniel Webster, a vignette of Pocahontas being presented to the English Court, and an eagle. Turned upside down, this eagle resembles a donkey, lending the design its popular sobriquet, “The Jackass Note”.

Not only is this the single finest Jackass Note in existence, it is the single finest piece of U.S. paper money from the entire 19th Century! A very special offering for the collector who demands the VERY best.