Legal Tender

The term legal tender can be applied to any old currency that was issued as a United States note. Legal tenders were not bank issued and not backed by gold or silver. The US initially experimented with legal tenders during the Civil War. Be sure to visit our small size legal tender and type notes pages for more information.

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Fr No.DenomTypeDateGradePrice
87$5Legal Tender1907PMG 35EPQ$345
FR 87 $5

Desirable Woodchopper with vivid red numbers and seals. Balanced margins all around and Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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88$5Legal Tender1907CH VF$285
FR 88 $5

A pleasing and evenly circulated Woodchopper with  margins all around, bright paper and vivid colors.

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91$5Legal Tender1907F/VF$195
FR 91 $5

Margins all around, as well as vivid inks on this problem free note.  

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91$5Legal Tender1907CH AU $465
FR 91 $5

A gorgeous Woodchopper with bright paper and bold colors.  Margins all around with cherry red seal and serial numbers.

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91$5Legal Tender1907CH XF$475
FR 91 $5

A well centered Woodchopper with bold red seal and serial numbers, bright overall paper and the eye appeal of a […]

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91$5Legal Tender1907VF$215
FR 91 $5

An evenly circulated Woodchopper with the “PCBLIC” error on the reverse.  Margins all around with  vivid red seal and serial […]

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92$5Legal Tender1907XF$365
FR 92 $5

Very bright and evenly circulated, three-fold XF with balanced margins on front and back.  Woods/White signatures.

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95b$10Legal Tender1863PMG 35 $3450
FR 95b $10

A really lovely note with bright overall paper, bold inks and margins all around.  This Choice VF note has “minor […]

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96$10Legal Tender1869AU$3850
FR 96 $10

A gorgeous Rainbow with broad margins all around.  This AU note is vividly inked with deep blue end paper, as […]

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106$10Legal Tender1880PMG 64EPQ$2095
FR 106 $10

A  lovely Jackass note with large red spiked seal.  Bold colors, beautiful embossing, balanced margins and overall bright paper are […]

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114$10Legal Tender1901CH VF$1765
FR 114 $10

This evenly circulated Bison note has bright paper, margins all around and pleasing colors.  A problem free example of this […]

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114$10Legal Tender1901CH VF$1765
FR 114 $10

An evenly circulated and problem free Bison note with pleasing margins all around, bright paper and bold colors.  Lyons/Roberts signatures.

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117$10Legal Tender1901Fine+$995
FR 117 $10

This Vernon-McClung signature combination is the scarcest of the Bisons issued.  There are only 142 examples recorded by Track & […]

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122$10Legal Tender1901VF$1175
FR 122 $10

An evenly circulated Bison note with bright paper and bold inks on front and back.

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122m$10Legal Tender1901PMG 63EPQ$4350
FR 122m $10
135$20Legal Tender1880VF$1565
FR 135 $20

A tougher 1880 Legal with large red seal and Rosencrans/Hyatt signatures.  This note is one of only 98 recorded in […]

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136$20Legal Tender1880PMG 40$1995
FR 136 $20

A very bright Legal with bold blue serial numbers and beautiful large red spiked seal.

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147$20Legal Tender1880PMG 35EPQ$1195
FR 147 $20

This vividly inked legal has all the eye appeal of a higher grade note.  Bright paper, balanced margins and Exceptional […]

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