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.

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FR No.DenomTypeGradePrice
1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 55EPQ$125
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals
1256$0.103rd IssuePMG 65EPQ$265
3rd Issue 1256 $0.10 fractionals

A beautiful green back with “1” on front.   Four balanced margins, bright paper, vivid inks and bold bronzing.  A lovely […]

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1256$0.103rd IssuePMG 64EPQ$235
3rd Issue 1256 $0.10 fractionals

A very bright example with pleasing margins all around, bold overprints and position “1” on front.  Exceptional paper quality is […]

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1294$0.253rd IssuePMG 65EPQ$445
3rd Issue 1294 $0.25 fractionals

A lovely Gem CU example with margins all around, as well as vivid bronzing  on front and back.  Ex Ford/F.C.C. […]

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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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1363$0.503rd IssueVF$235
3rd Issue 1363 $0.50 fractionals
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 IssuePMG 64 $425
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 IssuePCGS 64$375
4th Issue 1267 $0.15 fractionals
1374$0.504th IssuePMG 55EPQ$785
4th Issue 1374 $0.50 fractionals

A beautiful Lincoln fractional with balanced margins all around.  Bright with vivid colors on both front and back, as well […]

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1374$0.504th IssuePCGS 65PPQ$2850
4th Issue 1374 $0.50 fractionals

A gorgeous Fourth Issue Lincoln with large seal on watermarked paper with pink silk fibers.  Bright with vivid inks, broad […]

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1266$0.105th IssuePMG 65EPQ$165
5th Issue 1266 $0.10 fractionals

A beautiful Meredith in Gem CU.  Boldly inked red seal with short, thick key.  Blue end paper clearly visibly on […]

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1308$0.255th IssuePMG 63EPQ$135
5th Issue 1308 $0.25 fractionals

This Choice CU Walker has boldly inked red seal and vivid blue end paper.  Long, thin key variety with pleasing […]

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1309$0.255th IssuePMG 64EPQ$175
5th Issue 1309 $0.25 fractionals

A lovely Walker with short, thick key. Pleasing, balanced margins all around, vivid colors and Exceptional Paper Quality noted by […]

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1381$0.505th IssueCH CU $145
5th Issue 1381 $0.50 fractionals

A pleasing, uncirculated “Bob Hope” Fifth Issue fractional note with margins all around and blue end paper.

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1381$0.505th IssueAU$95
5th Issue 1381 $0.50 fractionals

A nicely centered “Bob Hope” fractional with vivid blue end paper and balanced margins all around.

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1381$0.505th IssuePMG 64EPQ$220
5th Issue 1381 $0.50 fractionals

A popular “Bob Hope” note with broad margins all around, and blue right end paper.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by […]

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