Fractionals

Fractional currency came into existence during the time of the Civil War as many people began to hoard their coinage. The Government’s response was to issue paper money for denominations under $1, or fractionals. These notes vary from 3 cents to 50 cents and were issued from 1862 through 1876. They remained in circulation for many years thereafter.

  • Type



FR No.DenomTypeGradePrice
1230$0.051st IssuePCGS 67PPQ$1150
1st Issue 1230 $0.05 fractionals

A stunning example of this First Issue Fractional type.  This Superb Gem note has broad margins with straight edges and […]

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1230$0.051st IssueAU$115
1st Issue 1230 $0.05 fractionals

A pleasing AU First Issue that is bright and well centered.

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1240$0.101st IssuePMG 64EPQ$685
1st Issue 1240 $0.10 fractionals

A scarce 10 Cent First Issue note with perforations all around. ABCo monogram on reverse of this vividly inked example.

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1242$0.101st IssueCH VF$125
1st Issue 1242 $0.10 fractionals

A very bright First Issue with pleasing margins on front and back.  ABC monogram on reverse.

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1281$0.251st IssuePCGS 64PPQ$585
1st Issue 1281 $0.25 fractionals

A broadly margined First Issue example with straight edges and ABCO monogram on reverse.  Bright note with Premium Paper Quality […]

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1310$0.501st IssuePMG 63EPQ$465
1st Issue 1310 $0.50 fractionals

A scarce First Issue Fractional with bright colors and ABCO monogram on reverse.  Perforations on three margins, bottom margin is […]

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1312$0.501st IssueCH AU $85
1st Issue 1312 $0.50 fractionals

A very bright Choice AU first issue with straight edges and monogram on back.

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1244$0.102nd IssuePMG 58$95
2nd Issue 1244 $0.10 fractionals

A very bright Choice AU note with three broad margins, left side is cut on the engraving line. Still pleasing […]

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1226$0.033rd IssueGem $295
3rd Issue 1226 $0.03 fractionals

A lovely 3-cent note with jumbo margins and bright inks.

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1236$0.053rd IssuePMG 64$475
3rd Issue 1236 $0.05 fractionals

A Choice CU 5 Cent Third Issue Clark with vivid red back and margins all around. A scarce note.

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1253spwmf$0.103rd IssuePMG 63NET$275
3rd Issue 1253spwmf $0.10 fractionals

This Choice CU Wide Margin Specimen bears the autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner.  Great color and bold overprints  — […]

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1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 45EPQ$85
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals

A Choice XF Washington with three broad margins and top being tight but not into note. Bottom margin on reverse […]

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1255$0.103rd IssueCH CU $135
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals

This ten-cent Washington is well centered with lovely bronzing on front and back, as well as vivid inks.

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1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 58EPQ$175
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals

A nicely centered example with pleasing bronzing and color on front and back.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1294$0.253rd IssuePCGS 25$495
3rd Issue 1294 $0.25 fractionals

A Very Fine example of a desirable 25 cent Third Issue note with an Inverted Surcharge on the Reverse.  Well […]

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1328$0.503rd IssuePMG 63EPQ$485
3rd Issue 1328 $0.50 fractionals

A boldly inked Spinner red back with autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner. This scarce Third Issue example has Exceptional […]

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1331$.503rd IssuePMG 64EPQ$565
3rd Issue 1331 $.50 fractionals

A CH CU Spinner with margins all around, vivid bronzing and dark green reverse.

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1347$0.503rd IssuePMG 63EPQ$565
3rd Issue 1347 $0.50 fractionals

A scarce Justice with vividly inked back and surcharges A-2-6-5. Margins all around, although left side is tight.

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1355$0.503rd IssuePMG 63 $565
3rd Issue 1355 $0.50 fractionals

A scarce red back Justice with autographed signatures. Lovely inks and margins all around.

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1259$.104th IssueCH CU $235
4th Issue 1259 $.10 fractionals

A lovely ten-cent Liberty with vivid large red seal and blue end paper.  Bright with pleasing margins and inks on […]

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1261$0.104th IssueAU$165
4th Issue 1261 $0.10 fractionals

A lovely 4th Issue Liberty with blue end paper on watermarked paper with violet silk fibers and small red seal. […]

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1267$0.154th IssuePMG 63 $185
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals
1267$0.154th IssuePMG 64 $375
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals

A lovely Choice CU note on watermarked paper with pink silk fibers.  Pleasing margins all around, as well as vivid […]

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1267$0.154th IssuePMG 64$375
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals

A nicely centered note on watermarked paper with pleasing colors on both the front and back.

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1267$0.154th IssuePCGS 64$375
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals
1374$0.504th IssueVF$250
4th Issue 1374 $0.50 fractionals

Margins all around on this popular “Lincoln” Fourth Issue with vivid red seal.

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1374$0.504th IssuePMG 66EPQ$5650
4th Issue 1374 $0.50 fractionals

A stunning Lincoln fractional. While this note is common through UNC grades, true Gems are rare. Beautiful large red seal […]

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1264$0.105th IssueCH CU $125
5th Issue 1264 $0.10 fractionals

An uncirculated green seal Meredith with long key.  Bright and pleasing.

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1264$0.105th IssuePMG 58 $125
5th Issue 1264 $0.10 fractionals

This Choice AU Meredith has a vivid green seal, margins all around and blue end paper on the reverse.

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1265$0.105th IssueCH CU $135
5th Issue 1265 $0.10 fractionals

A pleasing Meredith with red seal and long, think key.  Three pleasing margins, bottom is tight but not into the […]

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