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

A broadly margined U-A Block Silver Certificate.

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

A lovely Choice CU example with vivid inks.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1702$10Silver Certificates1934AVF$85
FR 1702 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize
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 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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1704*$10Silver Certificates1934CPMG 66EPQ$875
FR 1704* $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely example of a desirable ’34C Silver STAR.  Bright paper, bold colors and pleasing margins all around.  Exceptional Paper […]

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

A lovely blue seal $10 with margins all around.

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1706$10Silver Certificates1953VF$48
FR 1706 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

Problem free Very Fine 1953 Silver with margins all around and bold blue seal and serial  numbers.

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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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1850-C$5FRBN1929CH VF$85
FR 1850-C $5 FRBN smallsize

A pleasing Choice VF FRBN from Philadelphia.  Nicely centered and evenly circulated.

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1850-C$5FRBN1929VF$38
FR 1850-C $5 FRBN smallsize

Evenly circulated and problem free Philadelphia FRBN.  Quite affordable.

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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 53$150
FR 1860-E $10 FRBN smallsize

A well centered About Uncirculated example from Richmond.

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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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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$20FRBN1929PCGS 66PPQ$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.  Premium Paper […]

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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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