History on these World
War II Emergency Currency Issue North Africa Notes:
During World War II the
United States issued special currency to the US Troops involved in the
North Africa campaign.
Notes were offered in 3 denominations: One Dollar, Five
Dollar, and Ten Dollar. The One
Dollar Bills are Silver Certificates and were issued in 1935 (Series
1935A). The Five Dollar Bills are also Silver Certificates issued in
1934 (Series 1934A). The Ten Dollar Bills are also Silver
Certificates issued in 1934 (Series 1934 and 1934A) . All
feature a Yellow seal (not blue).
These North Africa Notes
issued as pay to all military personnel involved in the
North Africa campaign. The US Government decided to do this
in case of a German take-over. They wanted to protect the
American currency supply in the region. The US Government
could immediately declare these North Africa Notes
worthless if they fell into the hands of the Germans.