The following is from the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing:
On March 2, 2006, the Federal Reserve banks began distributing the redesigned Series 2004 $10 notes to the public through commercial banks.
The notes will begin circulating immediately in the United States, and then be introduced in other countries in the days and weeks following, as international banks place orders for $10 notes from the Federal Reserve.
New money designs are being issued as part of an ongoing effort to stay ahead of counterfeiting, and to protect the economy and the hard-earned money of U.S. currency users. The new series began with the introduction of the $20 note on October 9, 2003, and continued with the $50 note issued on September 28, 2004.
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