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 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 2054-aE AND 2055mE 1934/1934A $20 FRN SCA...

        TT FR 2054-aE AND 2055mE 1934/1934A $20 FRN CHANGEOVER PAIR LCG 65 PPQ GEM ...

        TT FR 2054-aE AND 2055mE 1934/1934A $20 FRN CHANGEOVER PAIR LCG 65 PPQ GEM         We are eager to offer this changeover pair. A very scarce changeover pair from the Richmond district with fully original embossing and superior color. Both these notes could have been removed from the pack earlier today.   First note 1934 $20 Federal Reserve Note from the district of Richmond, VA. Fr # 2054a-E Dark Green Seal variety and serial number E17813484A. Plate number L24/286 an...

$995.00

TT FR 577 1882 $10 NBN PITTSBURGH CH #5225 SCAR...

    TT FR 577 1882 $10 NBN PITTSBURGH CH #5225 SCARCE VALUE BACK TYPE LCG 58 PPQ   ...

    TT FR 577 1882 $10 NBN PITTSBURGH CH #5225 SCARCE VALUE BACK TYPE LCG 58 PPQ   Value Back 1882 $10 NBN from The Bank of Pittsburgh National Association, Pittsburgh, PA. CH # 5225, FR # 577. Serial# 153685L, signatures of Lyons and Roberts. Plate 132. Graded 58 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Choice About New by LCG. National Bank Notes have been in high demand among collectors these days. A lovely example of this scarcer type and denomination from this Pittsburgh bank that disp...

$2,850.00