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.

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Fr No.DenomTypeDateGradePrice
1500$1Legal Tender Notes1928PMG 66EPQ$895
FR 1500 $1 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A gorgeous example with vivid red serial numbers and seal on bright paper and bold green reverse.  Embossing is visible […]

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1500$1Legal Tender Notes1928CH CU $485
FR 1500 $1 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A vividly inked and bright example of the always popular $1 1928 Red Seal.  A well-embossed Legal with three broad […]

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1500$1Legal Tender Notes1928Choice/GEM $625
FR 1500 $1 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

This lovely Red Seal Legal is deeply inked and nicely centered.  The paper is bright and original with loads of […]

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1505$2Legal Tender Notes1928DPMG 65EPQ$235
FR 1505 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A lovely Gem 1928D deuce. Vividly inked and broadly margined.

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1507$2Legal Tender Notes1928FPCGS 68PPQ$3450
FR 1507 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize
1508$2Legal Tender Notes1928GPMG 65EPQ$175
FR 1508 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Deep red seal and serial numbers on a bright background with broad margins and deep embossing.  Exceptional Paper Quality is […]

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1514$2Legal Tender Notes1963APCGS 69PPQ$785
FR 1514 $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 Certificates1928CH CU $165
FR 1600 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A well centered, bright and vividly inked Funnyback with balanced margins on front and back.  Well embossed with one small […]

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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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1601$1Silver Certificates1928A CH CU $165
FR 1601 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

This bright and vividly inked Funnyback is well centered with broad and balanced margins all around.

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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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1602exp$1Silver Certificates1928BPMG 64EPQ$785
FR 1602exp $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

The BEP experiment consisted of X-B and Y-B blocks on the 1928A and 1928B series Silver Certificates.  The paper of […]

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1604$1Silver Certificates1928DVF$135
FR 1604 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize
1606$1Silver Certificates1934PMG 65EPQ$235
FR 1606 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

Bold blue seals and numbers on bright paper with balanced margins. Deeply embossed with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG. […]

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1606$1Silver Certificates1934PMG 65EPQ$235
FR 1606 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A Gem Funnyback with balanced margins, bright paper and bold blue seals and serial numbers.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by […]

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1609/1610$1Silver Certificates1935APMG 30EPQ$475
FR 1609/1610 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A pleasing Very Fine R&S Set with balanced margins all around and Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG on both […]

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1614$1Errors/Oddities1935EXF$235
FR 1614 $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A deep Gutter Gold on this $1 1935E Silver. Bright XF with margins all around.

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1621$1Silver Certificates1957BPMG 67EPQ$75
FR 1621 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

2 of 3 consecutively numbered notes.  Stunning note with boardwalk margins all around, bright paper and bold inks on front […]

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1621$1Errors/Oddities1957BPMG 66EPQ$1295
FR 1621 $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A gorgeous 2-digit mismatched serial number error.  This bright and boldly inked silver certificate is well embossed with broad, balanced […]

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1621$1Silver Certificates1957BPMG 67EPQ$75
FR 1621 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

1 of 3 consecutively numbered notes.  A gorgeous note and the first of three consecutively numbered examples offered here.  Boardwalk, […]

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1621$1Silver Certificates1957BPMG 67EPQ$75
FR 1621 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

3 of 3 consecutively numbered notes.  Stunning example with vivid inks on bright paper with boardwalk margins all around.  Exceptional […]

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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 65EPQ$135
FR 1650 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This Gem $5 1934 has broad margins all around, as well as bold inks on bright paper.  Exceptional Paper Quality […]

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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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1701$10Silver Certificates1934PMG 64EPQ$265
FR 1701 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A very pleasing example of a 1934 $10 silver with three broad margins, bottom slightly tighter.  Very bright with vivid […]

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1704$10Silver Certificates1934CPMG 66EPQ$425
FR 1704 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

One of two beautiful Gem notes on our website.  Balanced margins all around, deeply inked overprints and bright paper.  Well […]

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1704$10Silver Certificates1934CPMG 66EPQ$425
FR 1704 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

The second of two PMG 66 EPQ  $10 1934C Silvers offered here.  A beautifully inked example with balanced margins and […]

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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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