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
1500$1Legal Tender Notes1928VF$235
FR 1500 $1 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Broad margins all around on this problem free example that has retained its vivid red seal and numbers.

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1503$2Legal Tender Notes1928BXF (tear)$275
FR 1503 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A bright XF Red Seal with a small tear in bottom margin that just touches the engraving.  Nicely centered example.

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1507*$2Legal Tender Notes1928FPMG 63EPQ$735
FR 1507* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A vividly inked STAR note with pleasing margins and lovely embossing.  Exceptional Paper  Quality is noted by PMG.

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1508*$2Legal Tender Notes1928GPMG 66EPQ$1,350
FR 1508* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A high grade and beautiful STAR note. Broad margins, vibrant red overprints and exceptional embossing on a desirable note.

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1511$2Legal Tender Notes1953BPMG 65EPQ$45
FR 1511 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A Gem CU Legal with deep red seal and numbers, as well as vivid green reverse.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted […]

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1531Wi$5Legal Tender Notes1928FPMG 65EPQ$145
FR 1531Wi $5 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Gem 1928F Red Seal, Wide I with balanced margins all around.

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1603$1Silver Certificates1928CCH VF$295
FR 1603 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A vividly inked and problem free Silver Certificate with margins all around.

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1605$1Silver Certificates1928EVF$465
FR 1605 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

An evenly circulated and well centered example of a tougher type note.  

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1612$1Errors/Oddities1935CCH VF$135
FR 1612 $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

An evenly circulated and well centered silver certificate with a deep gutter fold on front.  Popular and widely collected error!

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1613W$1Errors/Oddities1935DCH VF$365
FR 1613W $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

Partial Obstruction error on a silver certificate.  Evenly circulated $1 1935D with portion of seal and right serial numbers missing.

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1614$1Errors/Oddities1935EPMG 58EPQ$625
FR 1614 $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A lovely Choice AU ERROR note with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.  Bright and nicely centered Silver Certificate with […]

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1620$1Silver Certificates1957AUNC$45
FR 1620 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

Bright and vividly inked Silver Certificate bearing the courtesy autograph of Elizabeth Rudel Smith, treasurer. Uncirculated with boardwalk margins all […]

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1654Wi$5Silver Certificates1934DPMG 66EPQ$165
FR 1654Wi $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely $5 ’34D Silver with broad and balanced margins all around, vivid inks and bright paper.  Exceptional Paper Quality […]

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1654-Wi$5Silver Certificates1934DGem CU $45
FR 1654-Wi $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A beautiful GEM CU 1934D Silver with pleasing margins and dark blue seals and numbers.

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1701$10Silver Certificates1934PMG 64 $1450
FR 1701 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

Great Embossing noted by PMG.  A boldly inked, bright and well centered ’34 Silver with broad margins all around.  Low […]

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1702$10Silver Certificates1934AVF$85
FR 1702 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize
1850-C$5FRBN1929CH CU$165
FR 1850-C $5 FRBN smallsize
FR 1860-K $10 FRBN smallsize

Nicely centered and problem free FRBN from Dallas.

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FR 1870* $20 FRBN smallsize

A well centered Philadelphia FRBN Star Note. Low serial number C00003332A*. Only 24,000 Star notes from Philadelphia printed.

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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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1900-B$1FRN1963PMG 66EPQ$78
FR 1900-B $1 FRN smallsize

Another lovely GEM CU New York District and the second of two consecutive notes.

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1900-B$1FRN1963PMG 66EPQ$78
FR 1900-B $1 FRN smallsize

A beautiful New  York District Fed and the first of three consecutive notes.

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1900-B$1FRN1963PMG 66EPQ$78
FR 1900-B $1 FRN smallsize

The third of three consecutive Gem CU New York Feds.

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FR 1903-F $1 FRN smallsize
1908-C $1Errors/Oddities1974CH CU $125
FR 1908-C  $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize
1922-I$1Errors/Oddities1995CH CU$135
FR 1922-I $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

Fold over cutting error, known as a “Butterfly Error”.

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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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1975-E$5Errors/Oddities1977ACH CU $185
FR 1975-E $5 Errors/Oddities smallsize

ERROR NOTE.  Dark green ink smear error on reverse of Choice CU $5 1977A with broad margins, bright paper and […]

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1975-L$5Errors/Oddities1977AGem CU $585
FR 1975-L $5 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A beautiful mismatch serial number error note in Gem CU condition.

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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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