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

The third of three consecutive Gem CU New York Feds.

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1903-F$1FRN1969VF$185
FR 1903-F $1 FRN smallsize
1911-H$1FRN1981PMG 63EPQ$195
FR 1911-H $1 FRN smallsize

Low serial number (H00000055B) on this Uncirculated St. Louis District FRN.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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

Minneapolis District Star Note

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1935-B$2Errors/Oddities1976PCGS 40PPQ$465
FR 1935-B $2 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A pleasing and broadly margined Extremely Fine ERROR note with mismatched block prefix in the serial numbers.  Vivid green seal […]

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

A gorgeous STAR note on Minneapolis with vivid inks, bright paper and balanced margins.  Premium paper quality is noted by […]

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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-G$5FRN1950DPMG 66EPQ$58
FR 1965-G $5 FRN smallsize

Another 1950D Fed – this from Chicago “G” District – with lovely colors and balanced margins.

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1966-B$5FRN1950EPMG 65EPQ$85
FR 1966-B $5 FRN smallsize

A pleasing Gem CU.

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

Philadelphia District Star Note

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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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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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2002-G$10FRN1928BPCGS 63PPQ$115
FR 2002-G $10 FRN smallsize
2011-A$10Errors/Oddities1950AAU$425
FR 2011-A $10 Errors/Oddities smallsize
2016-A*$10FRN1963PCGS 64PPQ$115
FR 2016-A* $10 FRN smallsize

A Choice CU STAR note from Boston “A” District.  Well-centered with Premium Paper Quality noted by PCGS.

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2027-J$10Errors/Oddities1985PMG 58$565
FR 2027-J $10 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A desirable ERROR Note with  popular printed fold error.  This Choice AU note  has bright overall paper, brilliant colors and […]

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2028-D$10FRN1988APMG 58EPQ$47
FR 2028-D $10 FRN smallsize

A Choice AU Cleveland “D” District $10 with pleasing margins and bold green seal and serial numbers. Exceptional Paper Quality […]

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2050-E$20FRN1928AU$235
FR 2050-E $20 FRN smallsize

A very vividly inked FRN from  Richmond “5” with pleasing margins all around.  A lovely, early issue in AU.

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2050-D*$20FRN1928PMG 35 $265
FR 2050-D* $20 FRN smallsize

A pleasing and nicely centered early issue STAR note from Cleveland.  Vividly inked with deep green serial numbers.  Problem free […]

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2052-J$20FRN1928BPMG 63 $145
FR 2052-J $20 FRN smallsize

A lovely Light Green Seal $20 ’28B FRN from Kansas City.  Bright paper and balanced margins all around on this […]

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2054-D$20FRN1934XF$125
FR 2054-D $20 FRN smallsize

Very bright note with vivid colors on both front and back.  Margins all around on this three-fold XF note.

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2060-A*$20FRN1950APMG 58 $125
FR 2060-A* $20 FRN smallsize

A lovely AU STAR note with pleasing and balanced margins, bright paper and bold inks.

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2060-C*$20FRN1950APMG 66EPQ$325
FR 2060-C* $20 FRN smallsize

A pleasing  Gem CU STAR from Philadelphia District with balanced margins and pleasing inks on front and back.

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2061-G*$20FRN1950BPCGS 63PPQ$95
FR 2061-G* $20 FRN smallsize

STAR note. Lovely Choice New note with margins all around and vivid colors. Premium Paper Quality has been noted by […]

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2064-L$20FRN1950EPCGS 63PPQ$48
FR 2064-L $20 FRN smallsize

Although slightly off-center, still very bright with vivid colors.  Premium Paper Quality is noted by PCGS.

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