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
1909-J$1FRN1977PCGS 67PPQ$43
FR 1909-J $1 FRN smallsize

Vivid colors, boardwalk margins all around on this Kansas City District Superb Gem note.

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

Philadelphia District

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1911-H$1FRN1981PCGS 64PPQ$235
FR 1911-H $1 FRN smallsize

Very Choice New example from the St. Louis District with low serial #H00000030B.

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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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1914-B$1Errors/Oddities1988XF$375
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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1915-G$1Errors/Oddities1988AXF$275
FR 1915-G $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize
1915-G$1Errors/Oddities1988AXF$275
FR 1915-G $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize
1915-E$1Errors/Oddities1988AAU$450
FR 1915-E $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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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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1926-F*$1FRN2001PCGS 65PPQ$28
FR 1926-F* $1 FRN smallsize

Atlanta District Star Note.

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1935-I*$2FRN1976PCGS 64PPQ$135
FR 1935-I* $2 FRN smallsize

Minneapolis District Star Note

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1960-B*$5FRN1934DPCGS 58PPQ$425
FR 1960-B* $5 FRN smallsize

Pleasing example of this desirable Star Note.  This gorgeous, bright, deeply embossed  and well centered Fed has all the eye […]

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1962-A$5Errors/Oddities1950AGem CU $565
FR 1962-A $5 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A Gem CU example of a cutting error at lower right.

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1965-B$5Errors/Oddities1950DGem CU $65
FR 1965-B $5 Errors/Oddities smallsize

This GEM CU error $5 has balanced margins all around and a vivid black ink smear on front.

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1966-B* $5FRN1950EPMG 64EPQ$75
FR 1966-B*  $5 FRN smallsize

New York District

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1968-C$5FRN1963APMG 58EPQ$32
FR 1968-C $5 FRN smallsize

Philadelphia District

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1969-C$5FRN1969PMG 67EPQ$155
FR 1969-C $5 FRN smallsize

A lovely Philadelphia District example in Superb Gem with well balanced margins all around, vivid colors on bright paper.

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1973-J$5Errors/Oddities1974PMG 65EPQ$495
FR 1973-J $5 Errors/Oddities smallsize

This Gem CU ERROR note has mismatched serial numbers J36139298B/J35139298B.  Kansas City District with bright overall paper, vivid colors and […]

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1974-C*$5FRN1977PCGS 64PPQ$45
FR 1974-C* $5 FRN smallsize

Philadelphia District Star Note

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1975-G$5Errors/Oddities1977ACH CU $350
FR 1975-G $5 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A very bright and uncirculated blank back error note.  Margins all around and vivid green seal and serial numbers.

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1982-B*$5FRN1993PMG 66EPQ$45
FR 1982-B* $5 FRN smallsize

New York District

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1986-E*$5FRN1999PMG 65EPQ$65
FR 1986-E* $5 FRN smallsize

Richmond District

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2000-L$10FRN1928PMG 58EPQ$245
FR 2000-L $10 FRN smallsize

This Chocie AU from the San Francisco Fed “12” has all the eye appeal of a Gem – balanced margins, […]

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2000-H$10FRN1928PMG 55$295
FR 2000-H $10 FRN smallsize

Desirable early issue Fed from St. Louis District “8” with bold colors and balanced margins.

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2000-K$10FRN1928PMG 35EPQ$175
FR 2000-K $10 FRN smallsize

An evenly circulated and problem free example with vivid colors and pleasing margins.  This Dallas District “11” looks a much […]

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2001-C$10FRN1928APMG 64EPQ$595
FR 2001-C $10 FRN smallsize

A lovely note with balanced margins and vibrant colors on both the front and back.  Beautifully embossed with Exceptional Paper […]

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2002-G$10FRN1928BPCGS 63PPQ$115
FR 2002-G $10 FRN smallsize
2002a-G$10FRN1928BPCGS 63PPQ$115
FR 2002a-G $10 FRN smallsize

Brilliant inks and pleasing margins all around on this dark green seal from Chicago district.  Premium paper quality is noted […]

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2011-A$10Errors/Oddities1950AAU$425
FR 2011-A $10 Errors/Oddities smallsize