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
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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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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1259$0.104th IssuePMG 30$50
4th Issue 1259 $0.10 fractionals

Problem free Liberty with margins all around and blue end paper on right side.

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1259$0.104th IssuePCGS 55PPQ$150
4th Issue 1259 $0.10 fractionals
1267$0.154th IssuePMG 58EPQ$145
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals
1267$0.154th IssuePCGS 64$375
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals
1267$0.154th IssuePMG 64$375
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals

A nicely centered note on watermarked paper with pleasing colors on both the front and back.

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1267$0.154th IssuePMG 64 $425
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals

A lovely Choice CU note on watermarked paper with pink silk fibers.  Pleasing margins all around, as well as vivid […]

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1266$0.105th IssuePMG 64EPQ$95
5th Issue 1266 $0.10 fractionals

A bright Meredith note with margins all around and bold red seal.  Short, thick key variety. Exceptional Paper Quality noted […]

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1308$0.255th IssuePMG 55$46
5th Issue 1308 $0.25 fractionals

A pleasing Walker with margins all around on front and back.

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1309$0.255th IssuePMG 64EPQ$175
5th Issue 1309 $0.25 fractionals

A lovely Walker with short, thick key. Pleasing, balanced margins all around, vivid colors and Exceptional Paper Quality noted by […]

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1309$0.255th IssuePMG 64EPQ$95
5th Issue 1309 $0.25 fractionals

A nicely centered Choice CU Walker with bold inks and blue end paper.  Short, thick key variety with Exceptional Paper […]

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1381$0.505th IssuePMG 64EPQ$220
5th Issue 1381 $0.50 fractionals
1381$0.505th IssuePMG 58EPQ$195
5th Issue 1381 $0.50 fractionals

A lovely  “Bob Hope” note with all the eye appeal of a Gem CU.  Beautifully balanced margins, vivid colors and […]

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1381$0.505th IssuePMG 64EPQ$175
5th Issue 1381 $0.50 fractionals

A popular “Bob Hope” note with broad margins all around, and blue right end paper.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by […]

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