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 mainly in Puerto Rico. Desirable in any grade.
An outstanding example of this scarce issue.
Dallas District. Bright paper and strong color. Superior appearance for the grade.
Dallas District. Folding is light and still looks great.
Scarce non-mule E-A block, back plate number 928.
Very scarce E/A Block mule.
The scarcer B/A block with crisp paper body and good color.
Hawaii Emergency Issue. A beautiful note with 4 wide margins, fresh paper, and bold ink. Sure to please.
Very scarce in any uncirculated grade with a reported printing of only 337,740.
Crisp note with bright color and well centered.
Narrow. Very attractive.
Narrow Variety STAR note.
1995 $2 Premium Millennium Federal Reserve Star Set. All 12 Districts with the same matching serial number (20001540*). Original BEP presentation portfolio.
Original pack of 100 with original bank strap. San Francisco District. Star packs are quite scarce.