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
1604$1Silver Certificates1928DVF$125
FR 1604 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize
1606*$1Silver Certificates1934Fine$65
FR 1606* $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A STAR note with broad margins and decent colors on front and back.

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1613w*$1Silver Certificates1935DCH VF$175
FR 1613w* $1 Silver Certificates smallsize
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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1654$5Silver Certificates1934DCH CU $45
FR 1654 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A bright and vividly inked uncirculated Silver Certificate with margins all around and deep blue overprints. Lovely margins and great […]

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1655*$5Errors/Oddities1953PMG 63$575
FR 1655* $5 Errors/Oddities smallsize

Desirable Ink Smear  Error on a STAR Silver Certificate.  Bright and boldly inked note with Ink Smear Error on right […]

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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 66EPQ$325
FR 1701 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A beautiful Silver Certificate with deep blue overprints, bright overall paper and balanced margins all around.  Gorgeous embossing is clearly […]

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1701*$10Silver Certificates1953ACH CU $575
FR 1701* $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A bright Star note with nice margins and deep blue serial numbers and seal.

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1702$10Silver Certificates1934AVF$85
FR 1702 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize
1704$10Silver Certificates1934CPMG 66EPQ$195
FR 1704 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

Absolutely stunning Silver Certificate with bright paper and bold colors.  Darkest blue seal and serial numbers with Exceptional Paper Quality […]

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1704*$10Silver Certificates1934CPMG 64EPQ$495
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 Certificates1934CPCGS 66PPQ$195
FR 1704 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A bright and vividly inked Gem Silver Certificate with deep embossing.

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FR 1850-C $5 FRBN smallsize

Evenly circulated and problem free Philadelphia FRBN.  Quite affordable.

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1860-C$10FRBN1929CH VF$42
FR 1860-C $10 FRBN smallsize

An evenly circulated, problem free Philadelphia FRBN.  Bright with margins all around.

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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-G$20FRBN1929CH CU $235
FR 1870-G $20 FRBN smallsize

A lovely Chicago FRBN with balanced margins, bright paper and vivid inks.  Punch-thru embossing is clearly evident!

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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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FR 1890-D $100 FRBN smallsize

An evenly circulated note with margins all around and bold brown serial numbers and seal.  

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FR 1903-F $1 FRN smallsize
1909-H$1FRN1977PMG 65EPQ$295
FR 1909-H $1 FRN smallsize

Beautifully embossed and vividly inked, this Gem note has a very low serial number.  H00000055B.

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1910-C$1FRN1977APCGS 66PPQ$48
FR 1910-C $1 FRN smallsize

Philadelphia District

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1911-H$1FRN1981PMG 63EPQ$265
FR 1911-H $1 FRN smallsize

This Choice Uncirculated FRN from St. Louis has margins all around, bright paper and Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG. […]

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FR 1914-B $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A vividly inked XF Inverted Overprint Error with a portion of the top note showing.  Bright and problem free.

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FR 1915-G $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize
1915-B$1Errors/Oddities1988AGem CU $375
FR 1915-B $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A Gem CU example of the offset error, third printing on back.  The seals and serial numbers are vividly inked […]

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FR 1915-G $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize
1921-E$1Errors/Oddities1985CH CU $285
FR 1921-E $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

Offset error, complete front to back, as well as overinking on the front.  A bright and well centered Choice CU […]

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1935-I*$2FRN1976PCGS 66PPQ$175
FR 1935-I* $2 FRN smallsize

This lovely STAR deuce on MInneapolis District with broad and balanced margins, bold inks and bright paper.  Premium paper quality […]

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