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.

  • Type

Fr No.DenomTypeDateGradePrice
1507$2Legal Tender Notes1928FPCGS 68PPQ$3250
FR 1507 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize
1531$5Legal Tender Notes1928FCH CU $125
FR 1531 $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A bright ’28F series with broad margins all around.  Bold red seal and serial numbers.

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1600$1Silver Certificates1928Gem CU $285
FR 1600 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely, nicely embossed,  Funnyback with very deep blue seal and numbers on bright paper.  Vivid green reverse and pleasing […]

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1600$1Silver Certificates1928CH CU $145
FR 1600 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

Striking blue seal and serial numbers on this Choice CU $1 1928 Silver Certificate with bright paper and margins all […]

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1600*$1Silver Certificates1928PMG 35EPQ$215
FR 1600* $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A desirable, well centered and bright 1928 Star note with pleasing inks. Completely original Choice VF with Exceptional Paper Quality […]

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1602$1Silver Certificates1928BCH CU $125.00
FR 1602 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A Choice CU Funnyback with vivid inks on front and back.  Well embossed with margins all around.

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1609$1Silver Certificates1935APMG 30EPQ$265
FR 1609 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A well-centered and bright “R” (regular paper) Experimental with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1650$5Silver Certificates1934PMG 65EPQ$135
FR 1650 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

Balanced margins all around on this lovely Gem 1934 Silver with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1650$5Silver Certificates1934PMG 64EPQ$165
FR 1650 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This Choice CU Silver Certificate has all the eye appeal of a GEM.  Lovely paper, vivid inks and broad margins […]

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FR 1860-K $10 FRBN smallsize

Nicely centered and problem free FRBN from Dallas.

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1870-I$20FRBN1929PCGS 50PPQ$225
FR 1870-I $20 FRBN smallsize

AU Minneapolis FRBN with bold inks and bright paper. Premium Paper Quality noted by PCGS.

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1870-H$20FRBN1929PCGS 65PPQ$385
FR 1870-H $20 FRBN smallsize
1870-I$20FRBN1929PCGS 30PPQ$165
FR 1870-I $20 FRBN smallsize

$20 Minneapolis FRBN with broad margins all around. PCGS Currency notes Premium Paper Quality on this evenly circulated VF.

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1870-A*$20FRBN1918PMG 35$895
FR 1870-A* $20 FRBN smallsize

A desirable STAR note and one of only 19 STAR notes recorded in the Track & Price census on this […]

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1890-D$100FRBN1929PMG 66EPQ$1275
FR 1890-D $100 FRBN smallsize

A gorgeous $100 1929 FRBN of Cleveland with broad margins, bright paper and bold brown seal and serial numbers.  Of […]

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1950-K$5FRN1928PCGS 65PPQ$295
FR 1950-K $5 FRN smallsize

A boldly inked 1928 FRN on Dallas “11” with vivid green seal and serial numbers and balanced margins.

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1962-A$5Errors/Oddities1950AGem CU $565
FR 1962-A $5 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A Gem CU example of a cutting error at lower right.

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1985-G*$5FRN1995PCGS 69PPQ$385
FR 1985-G* $5 FRN smallsize

How often do you see a PCGS 69PPQ?  An incredibly bright STAR note with boardwalk margins all around.

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2002a-G$10FRN1928BPCGS 63PPQ$115
FR 2002a-G $10 FRN smallsize

Brilliant inks and pleasing margins all around on this dark green seal from Chicago district.  Premium paper quality is noted […]

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2050-C$20FRN1928PMG 30 $90
FR 2050-C $20 FRN smallsize

An evenly circulated Philadelphia (“3”) district Fed with pleasing margins all around.

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2051-G$20FRN1928APMG 65EPQ$588
FR 2051-G $20 FRN smallsize

This beautiful GEM ’28A Fed note displays bright paper, vivid inks and Exceptional Paper Quality.

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2060-C*$20FRN1950APMG 66EPQ$298
FR 2060-C* $20 FRN smallsize

A high grade FRN STAR note from the Philadelphia fed with pleasing margins and colors.

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2071-B$20FRN1974CH CU $365
FR 2071-B $20 FRN smallsize
2071-D$20Errors/Oddities1974Gem CU $375
FR 2071-D $20 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A $20 1974 FRN Error – Complete offset of obverse on reverse. Lovely Gem note.

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2163-H*$100FRN1963APCGS 69PPQ$1650
FR 2163-H* $100 FRN smallsize

An amazing star note from a much better district in Superb Gem CU.  Boardwalk margins all around.

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2168-B$100Errors/Oddities1977CH AU $385
FR 2168-B $100 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A complete (lightly inked) offset printing of back to front on a Choice AU high denomination note.

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2170-C$100FRN1981A PMG 65EPQ$288
FR 2170-C $100 FRN smallsize

The second note in a consecutive pair that is equally as beautiful as the previous note offered here.  Bright, vividly […]

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2182-K*$100FRN2006ACH CU $200
FR 2182-K* $100 FRN smallsize

Birthday Note –  Serial #08251942*.  Lovely Choice CU example with broad margins all around.

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FR 2201-B $500 FRN smallsize

Margins all around on another $500 1934 New York “B” District Fed.  Several pinholes and closed tear in bottom margin.  […]

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2300$1Hawaii1935ACH CU $225
FR 2300 $1 Hawaii smallsize

This Choice CU Hawaii has deep brown seal and serial numbers, margins all around and bright paper.  Nicely embossed.

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