Formatting numbers in a general cell in Excel

I have a value of 1500.00 in A1 that displays, as currency as $1,500.00
and a value of 2500.00 in A2 that displays, as currency as $2,500.00

In a general cell, for example, A10 I have the phrase...

="This would range between "&A1&" and "&A2&"."

A10 displays...

This would range between 1500 and 2500. Of course I want $1,500.00 and $2,500.00

Clueless here and obviously not too bright  this morning.
Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAsked:
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You simply need to put this in A10
="This would range between "&DOLLAR(A1)&" and "&DOLLAR(A2)&"."

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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
="This would range between "&text(A1,"_($* #,##0.00_);_($* (#,##0.00);_($* ""-""??_);_(@_)")&" and "&text(A2,"_($* #,##0.00_);_($* (#,##0.00);_($* ""-""??_);_(@_)")&"."
Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
Excellent.  Works great.  Saqib your example was interesting but relatively complex.  Went with the simple solution.
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Glad to help BluSkyBill!
Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
sktneer's solution is definitely better than mine. I never knew that such a function existed so education for me.

My solution can be applied to all other types of formats. All you have to do is copy the custom number format of the cell to the formula. Also I think the dollar function would not work in 2003.
Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
Running 2003 and the DOLLAR function worked great.  Next question is a little more complicated, but builds on the same cell.
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