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 Notes1928PCGS 63PPQ$475
FR 1500 $1 Legal Tender Notes smallsize

A lovely Choice example with vivid colors and bright paper, as well as margins all around. Premium Paper Quality noted […]

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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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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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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 Certificates1934PMG 50$125
FR 1606 $1 Silver Certificates smallsize

An Abt.AU Funnyback with bold inks and bright paper.  Broad margins all around.

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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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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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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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1654Wi$5Silver Certificates1934DPMG 66EPQ$150
FR 1654Wi $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely, high grade Wide I T-A block Silver has everything going for it — beautiful centering, colors and bright […]

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1702$10Silver Certificates1934AVF$85
FR 1702 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize
1705W$10Silver Certificates1934DPMG 65EPQ$235
FR 1705W $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

Bold inks on front and back of this Gem 1934D Silver with balanced margins and Exceptional Paper Quality noted.

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1860-K$10FRBN1929VF$375
FR 1860-K $10 FRBN smallsize

Nicely centered and problem free FRBN from Dallas.

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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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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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1870-H$20FRBN1929PCGS 65PPQ$385
FR 1870-H $20 FRBN smallsize
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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1903-F$1FRN1969VF$185
FR 1903-F $1 FRN smallsize
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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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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2010-C$10FRN1950Gem CU $135
FR 2010-C $10 FRN smallsize

Narrow.  Bright with vivid inks and balanced margins all around.

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2023-B$10Errors/Oddities19777CH CU $295
FR 2023-B $10 Errors/Oddities smallsize

A $5 1977 Federal Reserve Note with Mismatched Serial Numbers L45596823B / L44596823B.

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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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