The 1934 10 dollar bill is a Federal Reserve note with a green seal. It's different than the 1934 10 dollar silver certificate which has a blue seal. This Federal Reserve note is common, but if you have a star variety or a Hawaii overprint note then it could be valuable. Keep reading to learn more about this bill and its different varieties.

1934 10 Dollar Bill

1934 10 Dollar Bill Back

Specifications

Denomination: $10.00 USD
Series: 1934 Federal Reserve Note
Portrait: Alexander Hamilton

Value

Because the standard bills are very common, they aren't worth much money. In poor condition they will only sell for face value. In lightly circulated condition the price is around $17 and in uncirculated condition the price rises to around $40.

Bills with low serial numbers are more valuable. You can tell if you have a low serial number if the number starts with six or seven zeros. These low serial number bills command a premium. Even bills starting with five zeros can command a small premium.

Star Notes

There are star note variations that are more rare and thus worth more money. Star notes are overprint notes that have a star symbol at the end of the serial number. In lightly circulated condition they are valued at around $30. In uncirculated condition the price will be much higher.

Hawaii Notes

1934 10 Dollar Hawaii Note

1934 10 Dollar Hawaii Note Back

During WWII the US government issued the 1934A $10 Hawaii note. Hawaii notes look much different than the standard 1934 notes- they have brown seals and a Hawaii label. The government issued this note as a precaution in case Japan took over Hawaii. These notes would instantly become worthless if Japan gained control of Hawaii's money supply.

In poor condition these notes sell for $60 each. In uncirculated condition the price can reach $375.

In addition, there are 1934A $10 Hawaii star notes which are more rare. In circulated condition they are priced around $500. The value is much higher for notes in uncirculated condition.

Conclusion

The common issue variety 1934 ten dollar bills aren't going be worth much money. However the Hawaii notes and the Hawaii star notes in particular can be worth hundreds of dollars. If you have a Hawaii note then it would be best to place it in a currency protector.