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.

  • Type



FR No.DenomTypeGradePrice
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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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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1379$0.504th IssuePCGS 58PPQ$175
4th Issue 1379 $0.50 fractionals

An AU Dexter with  pleasing margins, blue end paper, vivid inks and premium paper quality noted by PCGS.

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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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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 IssueCH CU $225
5th Issue 1381 $0.50 fractionals

A lovely, uncirculated “Bob Hope” note with pleasing margins all around.  Vividly inked example.

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