2nd Issue

The term “fractional currency” wasn’t actually used until the second issue (1863-1867). Because counterfeiting was such a problem with the first issue, the second featured a bronze oval on the front. Visit our main page to learn more about United States fractional currency.

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FR No.DenomTypeGradePrice
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 64EPQ$370
2nd Issue 1233 $0.05 fractionals

A striking example of this second issue note with surcharges “18-63” on a vivid orange reverse.  Pleasing margins all around, […]

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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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1286$0.252nd IssuePMG 58EPQ$295
2nd Issue 1286 $0.25 fractionals

A beautiful Second Issue “Washington” with bold inks, bright paper and Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.  A lovely purple […]

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1286A$0.252nd IssuePMG 20 $250
2nd Issue 1286A $0.25 fractionals

A scarce and very desirable Slate Back 25 cent second issue fractional.  Margins all around on this Very Fine example […]

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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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