1934-A $10 Silver Cert. 'North Africa' Yellow Seal F/Btr
Printed for payment of U.S. Soldiers during the invasion of North Africa, 1942. In the early days of World War II, the eventual outcome of the conflict was in doubt. Looking back from 75 years on, we realize that it would have been nearly impossible for Germany and Japan to defeat the 'Allies', but in 1942 it wasn't so clear.
On January 10, 1942, due to concern over possible invasion, the Territory of Hawaii recalled almost all 'standard' U.S. currency circulating in the Territory. Then on June 25, 1942, the new 'Hawaii' notes were issued. All are on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco…District 12, and have brown seals.
On the other side of the globe, 1942 saw U.S. soldiers fighting in North Africa. Those soldiers were all paid in CASH! So to guard against German capture of the currency, the U.S. issued 'Yellow Seal' notes for payment of soldiers serving there.