Starting in 1928, the United States began issuing its currency in a reduced size format. People were using new-fangled "wallets," and the large size notes just didn't fit in them well. Small size notes came with many different colored seals and serial numbers, each reflecting a different type of issue: Silver Certificates were blue, Gold Certificates were gold, and Legal Tender Notes were red.
In addition, Federal Reserve Notes (green) and National Currency (brown) filled out the spectrum. Collectors have begun to realize how scarce nice condition small size notes are, and have been eagerly buying them up. With the recent changes in the designs of our paper currency, the earlier notes are all disappearing.
Pack fresh and great eye appeal!
San Francisco District. An attractive 'Gold on Demand' note that exhibits strong ink and bright paper.
Atlanta District. Vivid inks and nice embossing rest upon bright paper.
New York District. Dark Green Seal. A great note for the the grade with vibrant color and bright paper. Embossing stands out and the look is sure to please.
Star Note. Philadelphia District. A scarce star note with only 7 stars known out of a total of just 80 notes in all grades. Problem-free with even wear.
Chicago District. A super 'Gold on Demand' note that exhibits a pack fresh look and great eye appeal.
A beautiful pack fresh note with excellent color and strongly embossed serial numbers.
An outstanding example of this tougher issue, Funny Back.
Wide I. Pack fresh and great eye appeal.
Richmond District. An attractive note with vivid ink and bright paper.
Dallas District. Bright paper and strong color. Superior appearance for the grade.
Dallas District. Folding is light and still looks great.
Star Note. Chicago District. A tough high denomination star that shows only 13 known according to Track & Price. Solid for the grade.
An extremely rare 1934 mule variety of a popular North African issue. The note is well centered and the paper has wonderful eye-appeal. Seldom seen in any grade and highly desirable.
Chicago District. Dark Green Seal. Well centered and solid for the grade.
Kansas City District. Bold ink rests upon bright paper. A scarce star note.
New York District, crisp paper body and great color.