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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The United States ten-dollar bill ($10) is a denomination of United States currency. The first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1789–95), Alexander Hamilton, is currently featured on the obverse of the bill, while the U.S. Treasury Building is featured on the reverse. Hamilton is one of two non-presidents featured on currently issued U.S. bills, the other being Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill. Hamilton is one of only four people featured on U.S. paper currency (1861 to the present) who was not born in the continental United States, as he was from the West Indies. The others are: Albert Gallatin, Switzerland ($500 1862/63 Legal Tender); George Meade, Spain ($1,000 1890/91 Treasury Note); and Robert Morris, England ($1,000 1862/63 Legal Tender; $10 1878/80 Silver Certificate). In addition, Kamehameha I, appears on the 2008 Hawaii state quarter. All $10 bills issued today are Federal Reserve Notes.

As of December 2013, the average life of a $10 bill is 4.5 years, or about 54 months, before it is replaced due to wear.<ref>http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/how-long-is-the-life-span-of-us-paper-money.htm</ref> Ten dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in yellow straps.

The source of the face on the $10 bill is John Trumbull’s 1805 portrait of Hamilton that belongs to the portrait collection of New York City Hall. The $10 bill is the only U.S. paper currency in circulation in which the portrait faces to the left (the $100,000 bill featured a portrait of Woodrow Wilson facing to the left, but was used only for intra-government transactions). In 2015 it was announced that the obverse portrait of Alexander Hamiliton would be replaced by the portrait of an as yet undecided woman, starting in 2020.<ref name="WomanOnTen">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=pressrelease |type=Press release }}</ref> The Secretary also made clear, however, that Alexander Hamilton would continue to be on the bill in some form.


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