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.

  • Type



Fr No.DenomTypeDateGradePrice
1612$1Silver Certificates1935CPMG 65EPQ$32
FR 1612 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

M-D Block in Gem CU.

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1613w*$1Silver Certificates1935DCH VF$175
FR 1613w* $1 Silver Certificates smallsize
1613N$1Silver Certificates1935DPMG 66EPQ$58
FR 1613N $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

This Gem 1935D Silver has exceptionally bold blue seal and serial numbers, pleasing margins and Exceptional Paper Quality noted by […]

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1613N$1Silver Certificates1935DPMG 65EPQ$38
FR 1613N $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

L-F Block in Gem CU.

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1615$1Silver Certificates1935FPMG 66EPQ$38
FR 1615 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A-J Block.   The bold inks and balanced margins are clearly evident on this ’35F Silver.

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1615$1Silver Certificates1935FPMG 66EPQ$42
FR 1615 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

X-I Block.  A beautiful, high grade, Silver.

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1615$1Silver Certificates1935FPMG 66EPQ$35
FR 1615 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

P-I Block.  A lovely example.

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1618$1Silver Certificates1935HPMG 66EPQ$45
FR 1618 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

E-J Block.  Quite a bright, vividly inked example.

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1618$1Silver Certificates1935HPMG 66EPQ$38
FR 1618 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

D-J Block.  High grade and affordable.

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1619$1Silver Certificates1957PMG 64EPQ$13
FR 1619 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize
1620$1Silver Certificates1957APMG 67EPQ$42
FR 1620 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A gorgeous L-A Block in Superb Gem CU.

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1620$1Silver Certificates1957APMG 66EPQ$32
FR 1620 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

G-A Block ’57A Silver Certificate in Gem CU.

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1621$1Silver Certificates1957BPMG 66EPQ$48
FR 1621 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A broadly margined U-A Block Silver Certificate.

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1621$1Silver Certificates1957BPMG 65EPQ$38
FR 1621 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely Gem CU ’57B Silver Certificate, B-A Block.

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1650$5Silver Certificates1934AU$65
FR 1650 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This lovely AU has all the eye appeal of a much higher grade.  Vivid inks and bright paper.

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1651m$5Silver Certificates1934APMG 64EPQ$165
FR 1651m $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A Choice CU Mule with pleasing margins and bold inks.  Deeply embossed with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1651$5Silver Certificates1934ACH CU $58
FR 1651 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely Choice CU example with vivid inks.

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1652$5Silver Certificates1934BPMG 63 $65
FR 1652 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This Choice CU L-A block Silver is nicely centered with “minor foreign substance” noted by PMG.

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1652$5Silver Certificates1934BPMG 66EPQ$195
FR 1652 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely Gem Silver with deep blue seal and serial numbers and very bright overall paper.

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1653*$5Silver Certificates1934CPMG 66EPQ$775
FR 1653* $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

Wide.  A gorgeous Silver STAR note with deep blue seal and serial numbers, as well as pleasing margins and Exceptional […]

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1654Wi$5Silver Certificates1934DPMG 66EPQ$135
FR 1654Wi $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely, high grade Wide I T-A block Silver has everything going for it — beautiful centering, colors and bright […]

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1654Wi$5Silver Certificates1934DPMG 66EPQ$145
FR 1654Wi $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely $5 ’34D Silver with broad and balanced margins all around, vivid inks and bright paper.  Exceptional Paper Quality […]

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1655$5Silver Certificates1953PMG 66EPQ$82
FR 1655 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This high grade D-A block example has balanced margins all around, bold inks and lovely paper.  You can read the […]

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1656$5Silver Certificates1953APMG 66EPQ$85
FR 1656 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A vividly inked note with pleasing margins.  F-A block.

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1656$5Silver Certificates1953APMG 66EPQ$85
FR 1656 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This lovely E-A Block note has balanced margins all around, bold inks and lovely embossing.

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1656$5Silver Certificates1953APMG 65EPQ$50
FR 1656 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely Gem CU note with deep blue seal and serial numbers.

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1656*$5Silver Certificates1953APMG 66EPQ$175
FR 1656* $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This well-centered STAR note is very bright and boldly inked.

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1656*$5Silver Certificates1953APMG 65EPQ$145
FR 1656* $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A very bright STAR note with pleasing margins all around.

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1657$5Silver Certificates1953BPMG 62EPQ$25
FR 1657 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

Lovely colors with margins all around, although right side is broader than left.

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1657$5Silver Certificates1953BPMG 65EPQ$52
FR 1657 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely Gem CU F-A block with balanced margins all around.

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