3rd Issue

The third issue of fractional currency is the only series that issued a three cent denomination. Additionally, they were the first fractionals to feature signatures from banking officers and the only series to be used during the Civil War. See below for third issue fractionals, or visit our fractional currency page for more options.

  • Type



FR No.DenomTypeGradePrice
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 58$150
3rd Issue 1226 $0.03 fractionals
1226$0.033rd IssuePCGS 58PPQ$195
3rd Issue 1226 $0.03 fractionals
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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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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1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 55$90
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals
1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 55EPQ$125
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals
1255$0.103rd IssuePCGS 55PPQ$125
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals
1255$0.103rd IssuePCGS 55PPQ$135
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals
1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 63$95
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals

An uncirculated green back Washington with printed signatures.  This note has margins all around, however, the left side margin is […]

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1256$0.103rd IssuePMG 64EPQ$235
3rd Issue 1256 $0.10 fractionals

A very bright example with pleasing margins all around, bold overprints and position “1” on front.  Exceptional paper quality is […]

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1291$0.253rd IssuePCGS 35PPQ$135
3rd Issue 1291 $0.25 fractionals

A lovely and scarce mid-grade Fessenden with a vividly inked red back.  Margins all around, bold bronzing and premium paper […]

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1333$0.503rd IssuePMG 35$85
3rd Issue 1333 $0.50 fractionals

This Choice VF Spinner is nicely centered with position indicator “1” on front.

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1339$0.503rd IssuePCGS 58PPQ$225
3rd Issue 1339 $0.50 fractionals

A lovely example of this scarce type with four balanced marigns and vivid bronzing on front. Back is bright and […]

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1355$0.503rd IssuePMG 63$365
3rd Issue 1355 $0.50 fractionals

A bright Red Back Justice that is hand signed by Colby/Spinner.  Pleasing colors on both sides.

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1361$0.503rd IssuePMG 63EPQ$575
3rd Issue 1361 $0.50 fractionals

A Choice CU Justice with margins all around.  Green reverse with small letter “a” on front.  Exceptional paper quality noted […]

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