Fractionals

Fractional currency came into existence during the time of the Civil War as many people began to hoard their coinage. The Government’s response was to issue paper money for denominations under $1, or fractionals. These notes vary from 3 cents to 50 cents and were issued from 1862 through 1876. They remained in circulation for many years thereafter.

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FR No.DenomTypeGradePrice
1228$0.051st IssueCH CU $435
1st Issue 1228 $0.05 fractionals

A scarcer issue with ABCO monogram on the reverse and perforations all around.  Very bright.

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1229$0.051st IssuePMG 55EPQ$275
1st Issue 1229 $0.05 fractionals

Exceptional Paper Quality is duly noted on this lovely AU ERROR note with perforations all around.  Bright paper and bold […]

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1230$0.051st IssuePMG 55EPQ$285
1st Issue 1230 $0.05 fractionals

A desirable uncut sheet of three notes from the first issue of fractionals,  Nicely margined with Exceptional Paper Quality noted […]

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1230$0.051st IssuePMG 50EPQ$75
1st Issue 1230 $0.05 fractionals

Margins all around on the straight edge example, with monogram.  Bright inked with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1242$0.101st IssueAU$42
1st Issue 1242 $0.10 fractionals

A very bright example with straight edges and ABCO monogram on reverse.  Nicely centered with a small skinned area on […]

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1242$0.101st IssuePMG 64EPQ$235
1st Issue 1242 $0.10 fractionals

A straight edge example with ABCo monogram on reverse.  Lovely, vividly inked note with margins all around and Exceptional Paper […]

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1281$0.251st IssueCH CU $135
1st Issue 1281 $0.25 fractionals

A bright and uncirculated example with ABCo monogram on reverse and margins all around.

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1281$0.251st IssueVF$42
1st Issue 1281 $0.25 fractionals
1281$0.251st IssuePCGS 25$68
1st Issue 1281 $0.25 fractionals
1232$0.052nd IssuePCGS 64$175
2nd Issue 1232 $0.05 fractionals

A broadly margined Very Choice New note with well centered and bright bronze oval around portrait of Washington.

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1232$0.052nd IssuePMG 58$100
2nd Issue 1232 $0.05 fractionals
1232$0.052nd IssuePMG 55 $85
2nd Issue 1232 $0.05 fractionals

A lovely AU Washington Postage Currency with vivid bronze oval around portrait, pleasing margins and bright reverse.

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1233$0.052nd IssuePMG 40NET$55
2nd Issue 1233 $0.05 fractionals

An XF example with surcharges “18-63” on reverse.  Net grade due to tear in top margin.

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1244$$0.102nd IssueCU$145
2nd Issue 1244 $$0.10 fractionals

Very bright with bold bronze oval on front.  Off center on both the front and back.  Error note?

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1244$0.102nd IssuePMG 58$95
2nd Issue 1244 $0.10 fractionals

A very bright Choice AU note with three broad margins, left side is cut on the engraving line. Still pleasing […]

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1245$0.102nd IssuePMG 58EPQ$165
2nd Issue 1245 $0.10 fractionals
1246$0.102nd IssuePMG 55EPQ$160
2nd Issue 1246 $0.10 fractionals
1247$0.102nd IssuePMG 50EPQ$145
2nd Issue 1247 $0.10 fractionals

A very scarce issue with beautiful bronzing and surcharge “18-63” and “I” on reverse. Right side margin cut very slightly […]

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1284$0.252nd IssuePMG 45EPQ$115
2nd Issue 1284 $0.25 fractionals

A scarcer 25 cent postage currency issue with surcharges “18-63” on reverse.  Nicely centered with lovely bronze oval around portrait […]

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1286A$0.252nd IssueFine$375
2nd Issue 1286A $0.25 fractionals

Rare Slate Back. Evenly circulated Fine with margins all around.

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1289$0.252nd IssuePMG 30$75
2nd Issue 1289 $0.25 fractionals

Minor Separations noted by PMG on this scarcer issue 25 Cent fiber paper note with surcharge “18-63” and  “T-1” on […]

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1226$0.033rd IssuePMG 55$100
3rd Issue 1226 $0.03 fractionals

A lovely example of Washington Postage Currency with light background to portrait. Broad margins on front and back.

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1226$0.033rd IssuePMG 55$65
3rd Issue 1226 $0.03 fractionals

An AU example of the Washington fractional with light background.  Margins all around and a vividly inked green reverse.

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1226$0.033rd IssuePMG 62$85
3rd Issue 1226 $0.03 fractionals

An affordable, uncirculated Washington fractional.  Front has rather wide margins. the overall paper is slightly toned.

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1226$0.033rd IssuePMG 58$150
3rd Issue 1226 $0.03 fractionals
1227$0.033rd IssuePMG 58EPQ$135
3rd Issue 1227 $0.03 fractionals

A vividly inked and well centered Third Issue with dark background.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1253$0.103rd IssuePMG 64$295
3rd Issue 1253 $0.10 fractionals

A scarcer issue 10 cent Third Issue Fractional with Red  Back and autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner.  A well […]

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1253$0.103rd IssuePMG 64EPQ$350
3rd Issue 1253 $0.10 fractionals
1253spwmf$0.103rd IssuePMG 63NET$275
3rd Issue 1253spwmf $0.10 fractionals

This Choice CU Wide Margin Specimen bears the autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner.  Great color and bold overprints  — […]

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1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 45EPQ$85
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals

A Choice XF Washington with three broad margins and top being tight but not into note. Bottom margin on reverse […]

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