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
1651m$5Silver Certificates1934APMG 64EPQ$165
FR 1651m $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A Choice CU Mule with pleasing margins and bold inks.  Deeply embossed with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1652$5Silver Certificates1934BPMG 66EPQ$195
FR 1652 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely Gem Silver with deep blue seal and serial numbers and very bright overall paper.

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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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1654Wi$5Silver Certificates1934DPMG 66EPQ$135
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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1654Wi$5Silver Certificates1934DPMG 66EPQ$145
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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1656$5Silver Certificates1953APMG 66EPQ$85
FR 1656 $5 Silver Certificates smallsize

This lovely E-A Block note has balanced margins all around, bold inks and lovely embossing.

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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
1704$10Silver Certificates1934CPMG 67EPQ$475
FR 1704 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A lovely example of a ’34C Silver Certificate with brilliant inks and balanced margins all around.  Superb Gem with Exceptional […]

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1708$10Silver Certificates1953BCH CU $245 for pair
FR 1708 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

A beautifully embossed Consecutive Pair of $10 Silvers.  Both CH CU examples are bright with bold inks and pleasing margins.  […]

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1708$10Silver Certificates1953BPMG 65EPQ$185
FR 1708 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize
1708$10Silver Certificates1953BPMG 64EPQ$135
FR 1708 $10 Silver Certificates smallsize

Balanced margins, bright overall paper, bold colors on this lovely Choice CU example with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.  […]

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1850-C$5FRBN1929CH CU$165
FR 1850-C $5 FRBN smallsize
1870-A*$20FRBN1929PMG 35 $1200
FR 1870-A* $20 FRBN smallsize
1870-A$20FRBN1929PMG 66EPQ$475
FR 1870-A $20 FRBN smallsize

A stunning Boston FRBN with vivid inks on front and back, balanced margins all around and deep embossing. Exceptional Paper […]

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1870*$20FRBN1929Fine$250
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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1890-D$100FRBN1929PMG 63EPQ$450
FR 1890-D $100 FRBN smallsize

A Choice CU on Chicago District with deep brown overprints and bright paper.  Nicely centered with Exceptional Paper Quality noted […]

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1890-E$100FRBN1929PMG 45EPQ$338
FR 1890-E $100 FRBN smallsize
1890-G$100FRBN1929LCG 55PPQ$280
FR 1890-G $100 FRBN smallsize

Premium Paper Quality is duly noted on this lovely AU $100 on Chicago District.  Chocolate brown seal and serial numbers […]

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1890-K$100FRBN1929PMG 40EPQ$495
FR 1890-K $100 FRBN smallsize

A pleasing XF on this Dallas $100 FRBN.  A tougher District with only 194 examples recorded in the Track & […]

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1890-D$100Errors/Oddities1929PMG 64EPQ$648
FR 1890-D $100 Errors/Oddities smallsize

Partial Offset Printing of Overprint on Back of this Choice CU $100 FRBN.  Exceptional Paper Quality is noted by PMG […]

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1890-I$100FRBN1929PMG 63EPQ$445
FR 1890-I $100 FRBN smallsize

This Minneapolis District Choice CU example is very bright and well inked with margins all around.  Bottom margin is slightly […]

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1890-I$100FRBN1929PMG 58EPQ$365
FR 1890-I $100 FRBN smallsize

A pleasing Choice AU from a desirable District.  Nicely centered with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1890-G$100FRBN1929AU$195
FR 1890-G $100 FRBN smallsize

A well centered Au note with writing (TW) on the face.  Very light.

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1890-D$100FRBN1929PMG 53EPQ$288
FR 1890-D $100 FRBN smallsize

A Cleveland District AU with margins all around, bold overprints and vivid green reverse.  Exceptional Paper Quality noted by PMG.

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1900-B$1FRN1963PMG 66EPQ$115
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$115
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$115
FR 1900-B $1 FRN smallsize

The third of three consecutive Gem CU New York Feds.

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1903-F$1FRN1969VF$185
FR 1903-F $1 FRN smallsize
1908-C $1Errors/Oddities1974CH CU $125
FR 1908-C  $1 Errors/Oddities smallsize