1st Issue

The first design of fractional currency was issued for 5, 10, 25, and 50 cent denominations and printed between 1862 and 1863. Also known as postage currency, each note featured pictures of a five or ten cent stamp — or a combination of both since no 25 or 50 cent stamps existed at the time. We also have second, third, fourth, and fifth issue fractional currency for sale.

  • Type



FR No.DenomTypeGradePrice
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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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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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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