PMG Registry Featured Set: $10 Federal Reserve Notes

Posted on 11/15/2022

This month’s featured set, which belongs to KSUSA, has over 300 notes from a timespan of nearly a century.

This month, we present a set by a collector who is a major influencer in the PMG collecting community. KSUSA has risen in the ranks in countless PMG Registry sets over the past few years. He currently sits in the #1 spot for total PMG Registry score — over 1.9 million total points for all of his sets! He is a superstar with his #1 ranked $10 Federal Reserve Note District Set, found here.

1928C $10 Federal Reserve Note (Chicago) graded PMG 66★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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The reason why we chose this particular set is because the BEP recently made a big announcement. They are redesigning Federal Reserve Notes beginning with the $10 note in 2026. Following the $10 will be the $50 in 2028, $20 in 2030, $5 in 2032 and the $100 in 2034.

Called the Catalyst redesign, most notes will feature enhanced features for the visually impaired, such as raised tactile features (RTF) applied on each new design by an intaglio printing process. These new features will apply to all new notes except for the $1 and $2 bills. Discussion for this project has been going on for years. It is exciting to see that it will come to fruition soon. Security is always a concern, so research and testing are in process to minimize counterfeit attempts as well.

Now, let’s focus on KSUSA’s stellar $10 set. Spanning back to 1928, this set category is a challenging one, and 100% completion is daunting for even the most avid and wealthy collectors. To hit the 50% set completion mark alone is quite a feat, and KSUSA is at 63% right now. This collector has a very comfortable first-place lead, sitting at over 103,000 points now! It is worth noting he has taken the time to upload images for all 315 notes in this set and has also uploaded images for all notes in all of his PMG sets! This is no easy task, to be sure. Check out his extensive slideshow for this set, with many top-pops, found here.

1995 $10 Federal Reserve Note (Cleveland) graded PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Thank you, KSUSA, for sharing this and so many other of your unique collections with the PMG community. 2023 is rolling in fast. We can’t wait to see what updates you have planned for this set and so many others!

Would you like your set to be chosen for a future article? 100% completion in a set is not always feasible. Our team features sets with thoughtful comments and images for their set descriptions and notes. It may be your set! Stay tuned.

The PMG Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their certified notes and can compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This popular resource now boasts over 18,000 registered sets and over 100,000 registered notes. Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is excited for the 2022 PMG Registry Awards, and we hope you are, too! The judges are working hard to choose the major winners for this year! Winners will be announced on January 6, 2023! Winners of PMG Registry Awards will receive a personalized plaque, an icon of recognition next to their PMG Registry set, and a $500 PMG grading credit!

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