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
1652$5Silver Certificates1934BPMG 63 $65
FR 1652 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This Choice CU L-A block Silver is nicely centered with “minor foreign substance” noted by PMG.

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1653W$5Silver Certificates1934CPMG 65EPQ$65
FR 1653W $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A beautiful note with bold inks.  Deeply embossed with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1654N$5Silver Certificates1934DPMG 66EPQ$115
FR 1654N $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This beautiful Narrow U-A block Silver certificate has broad margins all around, vivid blue seal and serial numbers and bright […]

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1654Wi$5Silver Certificates1934DPMG 66EPQ$135
FR 1654Wi $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely, high grade Wide I T-A block Silver has everything going for it — beautiful centering, colors and bright […]

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1654Wii$5Silver Certificates1934DPMG 65EPQ$75
FR 1654Wii $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This Gem Unc Wide II U-A Block Silver is lovely.  Exceptionally bright paper, bold blue seals and serial numbers and […]

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1655$5Silver Certificates1953PMG 66EPQ$82
FR 1655 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This high grade D-A block example has balanced margins all around, bold inks and lovely paper.  You can read the […]

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1655$5Silver Certificates1953PMG 67EPQ$215
FR 1655 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

DA Block.  A gorgeous Superb Gem example with deep blue seal and serial numbers and bright paper.

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1656$5Silver Certificates1953APMG 66EPQ$85
FR 1656 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A vividly inked note with pleasing margins.  F-A block.

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1656$5Silver Certificates1953APMG 66EPQ$85
FR 1656 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This lovely E-A Block note has balanced margins all around, bold inks and lovely embossing.

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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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1656*$5Silver Certificates1953APMG 65EPQ$145
FR 1656* $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A very bright STAR note with pleasing 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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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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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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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 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$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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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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1706$10Silver Certificates1953CH CU $145
FR 1706 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely blue seal $10 with margins all around.

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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$5FRBN1929VF$38
FR 1850-C $5 FRBN smallsize

Evenly circulated and problem free Philadelphia FRBN.  Quite affordable.

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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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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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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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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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