In November 1942, the US government printed emergency currency for US troops stationed in North Africa. The country had just entered WWII and if their position was compromised, these silver certificates could be revoked by the Treasury. To help differentiate these notes from other silver certificates, a special yellow Treasury seal was included in the design. Right now, 1934a $10 Silver Certificate North Africa Notes are available to purchase online from JM Bullion in Very Fine condition.
- Delivered to you in a plastic currency sleeve!
- Special emergency North Africa silver certificate!
- Arrives in Very Fine condition!
- Includes distinctive yellow Treasury seal.
- Bears a face value of $10 (USD) backed by the United States.
- The obverse field contains an image of Alexander Hamilton.
- On the reverse side is a vignette of the US Treasury Building.
Each 1934a Silver Certificate North Africa Note in this JM Bullion listing online will be in Very Fine condition. Some wear and tear is possible on these notes. This may include visible signs of circulation such as light soiling and fold marks. These notes are part of the 1934a series, though they were not issued by the US government until 1942. For protective purposes, we ship each note inside a plastic currency sleeve.
Operation Torch occurred from November 8th until November 16th, 1942. This allied invasion between the British and the United States resulted in the successful occupation of Casablanca, Oran, and Algiers. Britain had a previous interest in securing Northern Africa, while the US saw it as a good opportunity to ease their way into WWII and prepare their troops for the more intense Western European engagements to come.
The obverse of $10 Silver Certificate North Africa Notes contains a portrait of Alexander Hamilton. Based on John Trumbulls iconic 1805 painting, this is the rare currency portrait in which the subject faces to the left. Other details include the Julian-Morganthau signatures, blue-colored serial numbers, and the unique yellow Treasury seal.
On the reverse side of 1934a $10 North Africa Notes there is a vignette of the Treasury Building. This design was introduced in 1928, when the Federal Reserve redesigned and reformatted all of its currency. In each corner of the note, you will see the denomination listed alphabetically and numerically. Also shown are the words The United States of America, Ten Dollars.
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