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.
Red Seal. Released mostly in Puerto Rico.
An ultra scarce star note in a very desirable grade.
Star note. Very rare. This note sits on the brink of being a full blown Gem. It is just gorgeous. Don't miss this combination of quality and rarity.
F-1528*, Star Note. A simply beautiful example that appears to be fully Choice Uncirculated until very close scrutiny is given.
An outstanding example of this scarce issue. As nice as one could want.
Very scarce. The key issue of all of the 1928 series.
New York District.
Dallas, Light Apple Green Seal. A scarce and very desirable issue.
Dallas, Light Apple Green Seal. A wonderful rarity in this lofty grade.
One of Currency's Classic Rarities. A North African mule graded in the upper-end of VF with superior paper quality that gives this note the appearance and eye appeal of a solid XF example. Rare and very desirable.
Mule variety., PMG Certified as the Mule as well as graded. Just a breath away from being fully Choice CU and in fact it was purchased as that in the collection it came from.
Mule Variety. Very scarce.
Cleveland Star note. Dark Green Seal. Very scarce.