Friedberg 2231-K. 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note. Dallas. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Here is an incredibly high grade $10,000 that is the finest PMG graded example from the Dallas district. These ultra-high denomination rarities are among the most prized trophy notes in our hobby. The design type has the portrait of Civil War era United States Treasurer Salmon P. Chase at center. Arched denominational counters are in the top corners, while small counters are in the bottom corners. Ornamental laurel leaves flank the portrait and are seen in the left and right border of the design. The imposing back design features denominational counters in the corners while a large 10,000 is at center with "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS" overlaid. The engraved design elements are sharply printed in bold inks, the margins are broad and the overprints are vibrant green. This is one of just 10 non-Binion 1934 $10,000s PMG has graded in the Uncirculated grade range. The portrait vignette is that of Salmon P. Chase, a gentleman with a distinguished career in government, although with a few slip-ups, as in his endorsement of his long-time pal Victor Smith for Collector of Customs for the District of Puget Sound. This ended poorly and created tension between Chase and President Lincoln. Chase served as the governor of Ohio, held office in the United States Senate, helped to organized the Ohio Republican Party, and was a contender in early 1860 to be the Republican nominee as president. Lincoln forgave this and Chase became important in the administration and eventually was appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. As Lincolns Secretary of the Treasury, Chase was instrumental in establishing the national banking system. His name is widely known today, as he is the "Chase" in Chase Bank. Founded by John Thompson, the bank was named in Salmon Chases honor, although he had no involvement with it.