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.
An outstanding example of this scarce issue. As nice as one could want.
Very scarce. The key issue of all of the 1928 series.
Kansas City District. Star Note. 'Teller Ink' noted is to the right of the portrait and very minor. Very scarce with only 12,000 printed.
Scarce and desirable. Only 24,000 were printed.
Dallas District. Bright paper and strong color.
Dallas District. Folding is light and still looks great.
Dallas, Light Apple Green Seal. A scarce and very desirable issue.
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.
PCGS. Gem-66. PPQ. Gorgeous original note that would not look out of place in a 67 holder.
Chicago Star Mule.
F-1653*, Star note, Wide Face variety. A beautiful Premium Gem example with large boardwalk margins.
Fresh out of the pack appearance.
Narrow Variety STAR note. A gorgeous note that looks to be fully Choice CU.
Radar Serial Number. A fancy 2 digit 'radar' serial #B-23333332-F lights up this attractive silver certificate. Narrow margin variety, Fr 1613N.