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
2089-C*$20FRN2004PMG 67EPQ$85
FR 2089-C* $20 FRN smallsize

A gorgeous Superb Gem Federal Reserve STAR Note with broad margins and bold colors.

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2101-Bd$50FRN1928APMG 30$85
FR 2101-Bd $50 FRN smallsize

New York District. VF with Dark green seal on this bright and problem free note.

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2109-G$50FRN1950BPMG 66EPQ$195
FR 2109-G $50 FRN smallsize

A gorgeous Chicago District example with both Exceptional Paper Quality & Embossing noted by PMG.

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2168-B$100Errors/Oddities1977CH AU $385
FR 2168-B $100 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A complete (lightly inked) offset printing of back to front on a Choice AU high denomination note.

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2173-L*$100FRN1990PMG 58 $185
FR 2173-L* $100 FRN smallsize

San Francisco District Star note.

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2201-H$500FRN1934PCGS 64PPQ$2895
FR 2201-H $500 FRN smallsize

A vividly inked light green seal from St. Louis district with bold inks and broad margins.  Lovely embossing is clearly […]

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2202m-G$500FRN1934APCGS 58PPQ$1475
FR 2202m-G $500 FRN smallsize

A beautiful high denomination from Chicago with balanced margins, vivid inks and Premium Paper Quality noted by PCGS.  

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2300$1Hawaii1935APMG 66EPQ$345
FR 2300 $1 Hawaii smallsize

Absolutely gorgeous example with deep overprints, bold colors, balanced margins and Exceptional paper quality.

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2300$1Hawaii1935APMG 65EPQ$245
FR 2300 $1 Hawaii smallsize

A very bright Hawaii note with beautiful colors on front and back.  Y-B Block with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by […]

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2300$1Hawaii1935APMG 66EPQ$285
FR 2300 $1 Hawaii smallsize

A lovely Hawaii with blazing colors, perfectly balanced margins and punch-thru embossing,  A gorgeous, high grade note with Exceptional Paper […]

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2300$1Hawaii1935AVF$38
FR 2300 $1 Hawaii smallsize

An evenly circulated, nicely margined example of this popular type.  Quite affordable.

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2300$1Errors/Oddities1935APMG 30 $235
FR 2300 $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

Gutter Fold ERROR.  Broad margins and pleasing colors on an evenly circulated, problem free Hawaii.

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2300$1Hawaii1935APMG 66EPQ$325
FR 2300 $1 Hawaii smallsize
2300$1Hawaii1935ACH CU $175
FR 2300 $1 Hawaii smallsize

The second of two consecutively numbered Hawaii notes in Choice CU.  Bright and vividly inked.

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2301m$5Hawaii1934PMG 67EPQ$3750
FR 2301m $5 Hawaii smallsize

A stunning Superb Gem Hawaii.  Bright and beautifully inked note with balanced margins and bold, deep green reverse.  A lovely […]

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2303*$10Hawaii1934AVF$1450
FR 2303* $10 Hawaii smallsize

This evenly circulated and problem free Hawaii STAR note is new to the census of 62 stars recorded. A pleasing […]

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2306$1North Africa1935APMG 66EPQ$395
FR 2306 $1 North Africa smallsize

Bright with bold colors, and balanced margins.

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2306$1North Africa1935APMG 66EPQ$425
FR 2306 $1 North Africa smallsize

An absolutely gorgeous North Africa with brilliant colors, broad, balanced margins and lovely embossing.  Blindingly bright overall paper and Exceptional […]

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2400$10Gold Certificate1928CH VF$165
FR 2400 $10 Gold Certificate smallsize

A problem free and  evenly circulated gold certificate with lovely gold overprints and margins all around.

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2400*$10Gold Certificate1928PMG 35 $895
FR 2400* $10 Gold Certificate smallsize

A tougher Star note with only 161 examples recorded.  A bright Choice VF note with balanced margins all around.  Pleasing […]

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2400$10Gold Certificate1928Fine$135
FR 2400 $10 Gold Certificate smallsize

An affordable Gold Certificate with margins all around.  Intact and problem free note.

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2402$20Gold Certificate1928CH VF$225
FR 2402 $20 Gold Certificate smallsize

A perfect companion to the $10 gold listed here.  Nicely centered and problem free with bold overprints.

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2404$50Gold Certificate1928PMG 35EPQ$1550
FR 2404 $50 Gold Certificate smallsize

A lovely and desirable note with four balanced margins and vivid colors on front and back.  Ex ceptional Paper Quality […]

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