The current ten dollar bill features Alexander Hamilton. His portrait has been on the obverse side of the ten dollar bill since 1929.
Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was a politician, lawyer, banker, and economist. Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury and he founded the US financial system. He is also known for ratifying the Constitution.
Early Ten Dollar Bills
Alexander Hamilton was not the only person ever featured on a ten dollar bill. Before Hamilton appeared on the 1929 $10 bills, other historical figures were featured on these bills.
Some of the early series feature the following historical figures: President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, statesman Daniel Webster, explorers Meriweather Lewis and William Clark, President Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, President William McKinley, financier Robert Morris, Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks, General Philip D. Sheridan, and politician Michael Hillegas.
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