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
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$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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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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1655$5Silver Certificates1953PMG 65EPQ$65
FR 1655 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A Gem example of a 1953 Silver with vivid inks and balanced margins.  Exceptional Paper Quality is noted by PMG.

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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$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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1657$5Silver Certificates1953BPMG 66EPQ$115
FR 1657 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This lovely note boasts broad and balanced margins, as well as bright paper and deep blue seal and numbers.  Exceptional […]

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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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1701$10Silver Certificates1934PMG 64 $1675
FR 1701 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

Great Embossing noted by PMG.  A boldly inked, bright and well centered ’34 Silver with broad margins all around.  Low […]

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1702$10Silver Certificates1934AVF$85
FR 1702 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize
1702$10Silver Certificates1934APMG 66EPQ$385
FR 1702 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A gorgeous $10 ’34A with brilliant colors and bright paper.  Well centered with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1703$10Silver Certificates1934BCH VF$275
FR 1703 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A bright and well centered example.  Pleasing margins and bold inks.

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1704*$10Silver Certificates1934CPMG 64EPQ$465
FR 1704* $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely STAR note with pleasing margins, vivid paper and boldly inked seal and serial numbers.  Exceptional Paper Quality and […]

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1704$10Silver Certificates1934CPMG 67EPQ$525
FR 1704 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely example of a ’34C Silver Certificate with brilliant inks and balanced margins all around.  Superb Gem with Exceptional […]

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1706$10Silver Certificates1953CH CU $145
FR 1706 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely blue seal $10 with margins all around.

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1707*$10Silver Certificates1953APMG 64EPQ$365
FR 1707* $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A bright STAR note with margins all around and vivid inks.

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1860-D$10FRBN1929PMG 30EPQ$85
FR 1860-D $10 FRBN smallsize

A pleasing, bright example from Cleveland with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1860-E*$10FRBN1929PMG 20NET$850
FR 1860-E* $10 FRBN smallsize

A tough Richmond Star with only 15 stars recorded on Track & Price. This VF is net graded by PMG […]

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1860-G$10FRBN1929CH CU $175
FR 1860-G $10 FRBN smallsize

A widely margined Chicago FRBN with bright paper and bold inks.  Uncirculated and original with pleasing embossing.

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1870*$20FRBN1929Fine (VF)$250
FR 1870* $20 FRBN smallsize

An evenly circulated STAR note with balanced margins all around.  This problem free example has retained its pleasing colors.

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1870-B*$20FRBN1929PMG 25 NET$150
FR 1870-B* $20 FRBN smallsize

A  STAR note from  New  York with a tear and corner tip missing noted by PMG.  Still an attractive example.

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1870-A*$20FRBN1929VF$1650
FR 1870-A* $20 FRBN smallsize

A scarcer STAR note from Boston with only thirteen examples recorded on Track & Price.  This note is evenly circulated […]

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1870-A$20FRBN1929PMG 66EPQ$475
FR 1870-A $20 FRBN smallsize

A stunning Boston FRBN with vivid inks on front and back, balanced margins all around and deep embossing. Exceptional Paper […]

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1870-G$20FRBN1929PMG 65EPQ$245
FR 1870-G $20 FRBN smallsize

This bright and nicely centered Chicago FRBN has vivid brown seal and serial numbers, as well as Exceptional Paper Quality […]

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1880-K$50FRBN1929PMG 45EPQ$625
FR 1880-K $50 FRBN smallsize

A lovely note with balanced margins and vivid inks from a tough district.  According to the Track & Price census, […]

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1900-B$1FRN1963PMG 66EPQ$115
FR 1900-B $1 FRN smallsize

Another lovely GEM CU New York District and the second of two consecutive notes.

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