Faced with severe hoarding of coinage during the Civil War, the Federal government was forced to issue small change paper money, known as "Fractional Currency" to alleviate the situation. Several different series of notes were issued between 1862 and 1876, all in denominations less than one dollar.
From the first issue of Postage Currency, so named because of the postage stamp designs, to the odd 3 Cent note (issued because the cost to mail a letter was 3c) and the unusual 15 Cent note, Fractional Currency is a fascinating and affordable way to collect early U.S. paper money. This field has enjoyed great popularity in recent years and continues to amaze generations of collectors.
F-1249 Fiber paper with surcharges "T-1-18-63". Rare. The first we've handled!
Washington with green reverse. Crisp paper and bright over stamps.
Bold embossing and vivid ink.
Scarce issue on non-watermarked paper.
Complete Uncut Sheet of 20. In actuality though only minor handling appears on the sheet and even then only in the wide margin areas. There is absolutely no sign of circulation or actual folding of the notes. A truly pristine showpiece for those that appreciate the rapidly diminishing combination of quality and great rarity. First we've been fortunate enough to offer in many years.
F-1334 Spinner, Type 1; design figure "a" on obv.
Spinner Type 2 reverse w/o design figures, crisp with vibrant colors.
F-1370 Justice, Fiber Paper. A beautiful note . Scarce.
Portrait of Spinner, Type 2, green reverse with no design figures or surcharge. Crisp paper and a bright overprints.
PCGS. Very Choice New-64. Spinner, Green Reverse, Type 1, With Design Letter a.
Justice. Scarce #. A beautiful note that many would call gem.
Spinner obverse with the green reverse. Although the holder indicates this is Fr 1339 in our opinion it is actually Fr 1341, with design figure 1 on the obverse.
F-1379 Portrait of Dexter