Small Size

On July 10, 1929, after years of discussions, the first of the current, reduced size notes were placed in circulation. In order to cut costs on printing paper money, it was decided that millions of dollars could be saved if currency was reduced 25% in size. Also, it was a way for the government to have more uniformity in the look of its currency.

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Fr No.DenomTypeDateGradePrice
1500$1Legal Tender Notes1928PCGS 65PPQ$675
FR 1500 $1 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Boldly inked example with even margins and bright paper.

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1500$1Legal Tender Notes1928PMG 64EPQ$475
FR 1500 $1 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A gorgeous 1928 Red Seal with bright paper and vivid colors.  Exceptional Paper Quality is noted by PMG.

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1500*$1Legal Tender Notes1928PCGS 15 Apparent$3350
FR 1500* $1 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A tougher Star Note – this is new to the census of 34 Star notes recorded.  While there are margins […]

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1502$2Legal Tender Notes1928APMG 66EPQ$995
FR 1502 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize
1504*$2Legal Tender Notes1928CPCGS 30$675
FR 1504* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Tough note in mid grade.

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1504$2Legal Tender Notes1928CPMG 65EPQ$215
FR 1504 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

This lovely deuce earned both Exceptional Paper Quality and Great Margins from PMG.  Boldly inked on both front and back […]

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1505$2Legal Tender Notes1928DPCGS 64PPQ$85
FR 1505 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Lovely embossing.

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1507$2Legal Tender Notes1928FPMG 64EPQ$85
FR 1507 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Lovely and well centered note.

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1508*$2Legal Tender Notes1928GPMG 66EPQ$1,350
FR 1508* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A high grade and beautiful STAR note. Broad margins, vibrant red overprints and exceptional embossing on a desirable note.

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1510*$2Legal Tender Notes1953APMG 65EPQ$95
FR 1510* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A beautiful  Gem star note with vivid red overprints and bright paper.  Exceptional paper quality noted by PMG.

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1511$2Legal Tender Notes1953BPCGS 64PPQ$30
FR 1511 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Very CH CU note with Premium Paper Quality.

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1511*$2Legal Tender Notes1953BPMG 65EPQ$85
FR 1511* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A lovely Gem CU Star note with beautiful embossing, broad margins and vivid colors.

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1512*$2Legal Tender Notes1953CPCGS 64$65
FR 1512* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A lovely Star note, well centered and bright.

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1512$2Legal Tender Notes1953CPCGS 64PPQ$43
FR 1512 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Bright paper with bold inks.

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1513*$2Legal Tender Notes1963PMG 65EPQ$45
FR 1513* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Gem Star note.

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1513$2Legal Tender Notes1963PCGS 63$25
FR 1513 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A bright Choice CU deuce with broad margins and bold inks.

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1513$2Legal Tender Notes1963PCGS 67PPQ$65
FR 1513 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Beautiful high grade note with Premium Paper Quality noted by PCGS.

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1513$2Legal Tender Notes1963PCGS 67PPQ$65
FR 1513 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize
1513*$2Legal Tender Notes1963PMG 66EPQ$75
FR 1513* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A beautiful, Gem Star note with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1514$2Legal Tender Notes1963APMG 65EPQ$35
FR 1514 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A perfect Gem example.

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1526$5Legal Tender Notes1928APMG 63EPQ$105
FR 1526 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Vividly inked. Margins all around although top margin is slightly tighter than bottom.

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1526$5Legal Tender Notes1928APMG 64EPQ$225
FR 1526 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Vivid inks.

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1526$5Legal Tender Notes1928APMG 66$475
FR 1526 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A Gem CU ’28A Red Seal with pleasing centering and lovely colors.

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1528$5Legal Tender Notes1928CPMG 65EPQ$135
FR 1528 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A lovely Gem note.

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1528$5Legal Tender Notes1928CPMG 66EPQ$165
FR 1528 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Beautiful ’28C with balanced margins, brilliant colors and bright paper.

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1528$5Legal Tender Notes1928CPMG 66EPQ$165
FR 1528 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A gorgeous example with bright paper and bold inks.  Pleasing margins along with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1530$5Legal Tender Notes1928EPMG 66EPQ$255
FR 1530 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A gorgeous small size Legal with balanced margins, vivid colors and Exceptional Paper Quality duly noted by PMG.

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1530$5Legal Tender Notes1928EPCGS 55$25
FR 1530 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Margins all around on this vividly inked red seal.

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1531$5Legal Tender Notes1928FPMG 65EPQ$85
FR 1531 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Wide I.  A  bright and beautiful Gem CU with boldly inked lipstick red seal and serial numbers.

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1531Wi$5Legal Tender Notes1928FPMG 65EPQ$175
FR 1531Wi $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Gem 1928F Red Seal, Wide I with balanced margins all around.

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