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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1500$1Legal Tender Notes1928PMG 65EPQ$525
FR 1500 $1 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A gorgeous example of the popular $1 1928 Legal.  Balanced margins, bright paper and vivid red seal and numbers are […]

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1501$2Legal Tender Notes1928PMG 65EPQ$265
FR 1501 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A GEM 1928 Deuce with bright paper and bold red seal and serial numbers.  From the Q. David Bowers Collection.  […]

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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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1504*$2Legal Tender Notes1928CPCGS 30$675
FR 1504* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Tough note in mid grade.

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1504*$2Legal Tender Notes1928CPMG 25 $265
FR 1504* $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A nicely centered STAR note with deep red overprints.

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1505$2Errors/Oddities1928DVF$275
FR 1505 $2 Errors/Oddities smallsize
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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1512$2Legal Tender Notes1953CPCGS 64PPQ$43
FR 1512 $2 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

Bright paper with bold inks.

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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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1550$100Legal Tender Notes1966CH CU $475
FR 1550 $100 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A very bright and boldly inked example of this popular Legal Tender.  Broadly margined, with bottom margin being wider than […]

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1551$100Legal Tender Notes1966A PMG 50 $375
FR 1551 $100 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A vividly inked AU example of the desirable 1966A $100 Red Seal with broad margins.

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1551$100Legal Tender Notes1966APMG 35EPQ$325
FR 1551 $100 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A pleasing $100 1966A Red Seal with broad margins, deep red seal and serial numbers and Exceptional Paper Quality noted […]

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1602$1Silver Certificates1928BCH CU $125
FR 1602 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

Striking inks on this Choice CU funnyback 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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1606$1Silver Certificates1934CH VF$65
FR 1606 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A problem free $1 ’34 Silver with deep blue seals and numbers and pleasing margins all around.

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1606$1Silver Certificates1934PMG 65EPQ$195
FR 1606 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A GEM CU funnyback with balanced margins, bold inks and bright paper.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1608M$1Silver Certificates1935ACH AU $130
FR 1608M $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely consecutively numbered PAIR of $1 1935A Silver Certificates with deep blue seals and serial numbers, bright paper and […]

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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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1613sub18*$1Silver Certificates1935DPMG 64EPQ$285
FR 1613sub18* $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A bright and vividly inked STAR note with pleasing margins on front and back.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG […]

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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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1614*$1Silver Certificates1935EPMG 66EPQ$115
FR 1614* $1 Silver Certificates smallsize
1614*$1Errors/Oddities1935ECH CU $285
FR 1614* $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A bright and vividly inked Silver Certificate Star note with miscut error on reverse.

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1616$1Silver Certificates1935GPCGS 68PPQ$165
FR 1616 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A gorgeous Superb Gem example with no motto on reverse.  Bright paper, bold inks and Premium Paper Quality noted by […]

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1619*$1Silver Certificates1957PMG 58EPQ$62
FR 1619* $1 Silver Certificates smallsize
1620$1Silver Certificates1957APCGS 67PPQ$65
FR 1620 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely Superb Gem with boardwalk margins, deep blue seal and serial  numbers and bright paper.

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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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