According to collectors, you can get from 3,000 to 8,000 euros for it in Serbia today. This banknote is valuable because it is rare. Most of these banknotes have been withdrawn from use, and some of them have been lost, which is why they are “a real small fortune”.
The paper of this banknote is white, with a watermark of the value mark (TEN DINARS – Cyrillic). The literature states that the paper is coated with a yellow mesh, and the technologists explain that it is an impregnation of the paper.
The engraver for the 10 dinar banknote from 1876 was L. Dumont from Paris, and it is not known who made the cliché alterations for this 1885 banknote. The size of the banknote is 131 x 96 mm. There are drawings and texts on the face of the banknote. The main text is in the middle of the face.
The drawings are: in the middle of the upper part is a drawing of the bust of King Milan Obrenović (Serbian prince 1868-1882, King of Serbia 1882-1889); in the middle of the lower part is the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Serbia; on the left is a drawing of a woman in folk costume, with a sheaf of grain and a sickle; on the right is a drawing of a Serbian soldier of that time with a rifle.
Below the female figure is an oval frame, in which is the text “Law of September 23, 1885.” (which is what the Law on Amendments to the Law on the National Bank of January 6, 1883 will say), and below the soldier’s drawing there is also an oval frame in which the text “§ 145 kr. forgery of banknotes is punishable by imprisonment”. Below the coat of arms is the framed number “10”.
Here’s what it looks like