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
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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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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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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1701m$10Silver Certificates1934PMG 65EPQ$175
FR 1701m $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A bright and vividly inked Silver Certificate with pleasing margins all around.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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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 65EPQ$135
FR 1704 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A broadly margined and bright $10 ’34C Silver with deep blue seal and serial numbers.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by […]

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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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1705$10Silver Certificates1934DPMG 64EPQ$135
FR 1705 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely, Choice CU Silver Certificate with deep blue seals and serial numbers.  Bright paper with Exceptional Paper Quality noted […]

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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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1850-C$5FRBN1929PMG 66EPQ$325
FR 1850-C $5 FRBN smallsize

A Gem CU Philadelphia FRBN with balanced margins all around, bright paper and bold inks on both the front and […]

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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-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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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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1870-L$20FRBN1929PMG 40 $175
FR 1870-L $20 FRBN smallsize

A bright XF note from San Francisco with jumbo margins and vivid colors.

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1870-G $20FRBN1929CH CU $165
FR 1870-G  $20 FRBN smallsize

A pleasing Chicago $20 FRBN.  Broad margins all around on this Choice CU note.

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1890-I$100FRBN1929PMG 58EPQ$345
FR 1890-I $100 FRBN smallsize

A bright and vividly inked $100 note from the  Minneapolis District.  Exceptional Paper Quality is noted by PMG.

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

A beautiful New  York District Fed and the first of three consecutive notes.

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