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
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 55EPQ$135
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals

A nicely centered fractional with bold, bronze overlays on front and back. Exceptional Paper Quality noted on this bright, original […]

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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 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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1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 55$90
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals
1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 55EPQ$125
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals
1256$0.103rd IssuePMG 65EPQ$265
3rd Issue 1256 $0.10 fractionals

A beautiful green back with “1” on front.   Four balanced margins, bright paper, vivid inks and bold bronzing.  A lovely […]

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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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1334$0.503rd IssueAU$165
3rd Issue 1334 $0.50 fractionals

A scarcer variety Spinner with green back and position indicator “a” on front.  This very well centered example has bright […]

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1258$0.104th IssueAU$68
4th Issue 1258 $0.10 fractionals

A well-centered Liberty with large red seal and pink silk fibers on unwatermarked paper.  Scarce issue in Kravitz Guide to […]

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1259$0.104th IssuePCGS 55PPQ$150
4th Issue 1259 $0.10 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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1267$0.154th IssuePCGS 64$375
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals
1374$0.504th IssuePMG 35 $475
4th Issue 1374 $0.50 fractionals

A well-centered Lincoln with large red seal on watermarked paper.  Vividly inked Choice VF.

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1374$0.504th IssuePMG 55EPQ$785
4th Issue 1374 $0.50 fractionals

A beautiful Lincoln fractional with balanced margins all around.  Bright with vivid colors on both front and back, as well […]

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1374$0.504th IssueXF$345
4th Issue 1374 $0.50 fractionals

A bright Lincoln with margins all around and vivid large red seal on watermarked paper.

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1376$0.504th IssueXF$125
4th Issue 1376 $0.50 fractionals

A pleasing XF Stanton with small red seal and vivid blue end paper.  Balanced margins all around on front and […]

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1266$0.105th IssuePMG 65EPQ$165
5th Issue 1266 $0.10 fractionals

A beautiful Meredith in Gem CU.  Boldly inked red seal with short, thick key.  Blue end paper clearly visibly on […]

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1308$0.255th IssuePMG 63EPQ$135
5th Issue 1308 $0.25 fractionals

This Choice CU Walker has boldly inked red seal and vivid blue end paper.  Long, thin key variety with pleasing […]

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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$175
5th Issue 1381 $0.50 fractionals
1381$0.505th IssuePMG 58EPQ$195
5th Issue 1381 $0.50 fractionals

This popular “Bob Hope” fractional is well centered with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.  Bright paper, vivid inks and […]

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1381$0.505th IssuePMG 64EPQ$220
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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