Is There Such A Thing As A $10000 Bill?


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Iris Phillips Profile
Iris Phillips answered
There is, or at least has been a $10,000 bill. As a matter of fact, there have been several different versions. The earlier, so-called large size bill was used up to 1928. US President Andrew Jackson was displayed on the legal tender note of 1878, as well as the Gold Certificates of 1870 and 1875, as well as 1882, 1888 and 1890. It has to be said, however, that all but one of these bills are extremely rare, with no more than two samples surviving today.

  • The Latest $10,000 Bill
The later version, a much smaller, current sized bill, was only printed until the 1940s. This bill pictured the not very happy, unsmiling face of Salmon P. Chase, who, by the way, was one of only three individuals who were commemorated on cash without ever having been a US president. The other two are Alexander Hamilton, who can be found on the $10 bill, and Ben Franklin, who appears on the $100 bill.

  • Who Was Salmon P. Chase
Salmon P. Chase served under President Lincoln as the 25th Secretary to the Treasury. The Civil War resulted in a monetary crisis, which forced a very reluctant Chase to implement the first ever printing of money on paper in the US. Chase's portrait, as a matter of fact, featured on the first, original $1 bill. 'Old Mr Greenbacks', the nickname this earned him, did, however, not stick for long. It failed to stick because shortly after the war, Chase, by now the Supreme Court's Chief Justice, declared that paper currency was unconstitutional. One cannot help but wonder what good 'Old Mr Greenbacks' would make of today's use of plastic for payments. The poor old soul must be turning in his grave at the thought of online payment methods.
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John Nawrocki answered
The highest US bill printed today is the $100.00 dollar bill. Prior to 1946 there was a $10,000 bill and it pictured Salmon P. Chase a Secretary of the Treasury.
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Anonymous answered
What's truly amazing is the story of the man featured on the $10,000 US Bill.      Salmon Chase was a U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice who ruled against the legality of using "legal tender" after the civil war.  No where in the constitution was the right granted to print money.  Years later, his ruling was overturned "because other countries could do it" (seriously) when 2 railroad attorneys found their way into the process, which has since served as the only active precedent for the US Government the right to print money.    In disagreement of this ruling, Salmon Chase opined: "The legal tender quality [of money] is only valuable for the purposes of dishonesty." (in dissent of Knox vs. Lee, excerpted from The Legal Tender Cases, 1871).  His picture on the $10k bill is not only a joke about "lighting [the value of] money on fire"... It's also a slap in his face and at the ignorance of the American public.
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Anonymous answered
I actually held a $10,000.00 bill in my hand, and the coin dealer, Paul Greene, wanted $30,000.00 for it . He also had   a $5,000.00 bill that I also held that he wanted $10,000.00 for. So yes, it exists: Ask any reputable coin dealer. The highest denomination issued ; although the United States Mint was scheduled to make a $100,000.00 bill, it was never issued to the public.
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Anonymous answered
No you crazy if there were I would be rich by now
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Anonymous answered
There is such thing as the 10000 dollar bill... Well there was. There actually was a million one at one point

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