Rare $10K Binion
bills up for sale

May 17, 2005 3:34 AM

One of downtown’s most famous attractions, the $1 million display at Binion’s Horseshoe, was unloaded by Becky Binion a couple of years before she sold the hotel and its Horseshoe name last year.

Now, those rare $10,000 bills from the display are up for sale.

Rare coin and precious metals dealer Goldline International, Inc., which purchased the million dollars in currency, is offering the $10,000 notes at prices starting at $130,000 each.

In case you’re wondering, the U.S. Treasury Dept. says there’s no law against scalping of currency.

The Binion’s Horseshoe display, which featured the money enclosed in a reinforced glass case framed by a huge horseshoe, originally contained one hundred $10,000 U.S. bills — the largest denomination bills ever printed for general circulation.

Over the years, millions of people visited the $1 million display and had their pictures taken next to it. The hotel then created a postcard that was given free of charge to the visitor.

These $10,000 bills are both Federal Reserve Notes and Gold Certificates. Today’s circulating currency are mostly Federal Reserve Notes. Gold Certificates, which are very rare, were originally backed by and redeemable in gold coin.

Fewer than 63,000 of the $10,000 notes were ever printed and, according to the message on the back of the postcards produced by Binion’s, fewer than 200 remain in circulation.

For more information about the rare $10,000 bills, visit the company’s web site at goldline.com.