Fractional Currency

Fractional currency, also referred to as shinplasters, was introduced by the United States federal government following the outbreak of the Civil War. These fractional notes were in use between 21 August 1862 and 15 February 1876, and issued in 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, and 50 cent denominations across five issuing periods. The complete type set below is part of the National Numismatic Collection, housed at the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution.

TT FR 1257 10 CENT FOURTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL LARG...

    TT FR 1257 10 CENT FOURTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL LARGE RED SEAL PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNC. ...

    TT FR 1257 10 CENT FOURTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL LARGE RED SEAL PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNC.         10 Cent Fractional Fourth Issue Fr# 1257. Graded 66 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) Gem Uncirculated by PMG. An abundantly margined and very fresh example of this larger treasury seal. The centering is near perfect and the color simply wonderful for this type. The Currency Act of April, 17th 1876, directed that all Fractional currency notes were to be redeemable with silver coin. This...

$595.00

TT FR 1259 10 CENT FOURTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL PMG ...

  TT FR 1259 10 CENT FOURTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED   10 Cent Fo...

  TT FR 1259 10 CENT FOURTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED   10 Cent Fourth Issue Fractional fr# 1259 with the signatures of Allison and Spinner. Grading 65 EPQ GEM (exceptional paper quality) by PMG. A wonderfully margined example of this desirable variety that has a bold blue swath of color at the right end. By the end of the Fifth Issue in early 1876, there were more than enough silver coins circulating to meet the everyday needs of the nation and paper fractional...

$595.00

TT FR 1362 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PMG 3...

  TT FR 1362 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PMG 35 EPQ CHOICE VERY FIN...

  TT FR 1362 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PMG 35 EPQ CHOICE VERY FINE   50 Cent Third Issue FR# 1362 Graded 35 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) by PMG Signatures of Colby/Spinner. This Green Back Justice has the qualities of an uncirculated note with its beautiful bronze overprints, bright paper, three full margins, and bold details. If there is something specific you need, please contact us by email or by calling. Thank you and enjoy! 41610tiycfurjk.     ...

$349.00

TT FR 1379 50 CENT FOURTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL PMG ...

    TT FR 1379 50 CENT FOURTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED   Fourt...

    TT FR 1379 50 CENT FOURTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED   Fourth Issue 50 Cent Fractional fr # 1379, signatures of Allison and Spinner. Graded 65 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) by PMG. A bold and vivid Dexter with superb green seal, fresh, crisp and bright color. Immaculate surfaces! No visible distractions. A great purchase for any collectors. Please contact us if you need anything. Thank you and enjoy...!! 4114tiyxxxlc.           Trusted Traditions Joh...

$695.00

TT FR 357 1891 $2 TREASURY NOTE SMALL RED SEAL ...

    TT FR 357 1891 $2 TREASURY NOTE SMALL RED SEAL MCPHERSON LCG 53 ABOUT NEW       ...

    TT FR 357 1891 $2 TREASURY NOTE SMALL RED SEAL MCPHERSON LCG 53 ABOUT NEW           1891 $2 Treasury Note Fr# 357. Signatures of Tillman/Morgan. Serial# B13400161. Plate# A36/9. Graded 53 About New by LCG.  By PMG. Vivid color and bold, original embossing are the highlights of this attractive, lightly handled McPherson Deuce. Very well margined example with bright red seal, no rips teas or pinholes. If there is something specific you need, please contact us by email or by...

$2,850.00