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 1230 5 CENT FIRST ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREAT ...

      TT FR 1230 5 CENT FIRST ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREAT MARGINS LCG 67 PPQ SUPERB GE...

      TT FR 1230 5 CENT FIRST ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREAT MARGINS LCG 67 PPQ SUPERB GEM NEW         5 Cent Fractional First Issue Fr# 1230. Graded 67 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Superb Gem New by LCG. According to PMG Population Report this gorgeous example is tied with three more at the grade level of 67 and there is only one example grade a single point higher. This is a wonderful, original note with nice color, sharp printing, and bright paper. This gorgeous example is as n...

$1,095.00

TT FR 1253 10 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL RED B...

    TT  FR 1253 10 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL LCG 67 PPQ SUPERB GEM TIED AS BEST ...

    TT  FR 1253 10 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL LCG 67 PPQ SUPERB GEM TIED AS BEST         10 Cent Fractional Third Issue Fr# 1253. Colby & Spinner Autographed Signatures. Graded 67 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Superb Gem New by LCG. According to PMG Population Report this gorgeous example is tied with one more at the head of the Census with none graded higher. It is a beautiful note, with bold signatures, ideal color, bright bronze and excellent centering. The Currency ...

$1,250.00

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 1312 50 CENT FIRST ISSUE FRACTIONAL SUPER...

  TT FR 1312 50 CENT FIRST ISSUE FRACTIONAL SUPERB MONSTER GEM LCG 68 PPQ FINEST KNOW...

  TT FR 1312 50 CENT FIRST ISSUE FRACTIONAL SUPERB MONSTER GEM LCG 68 PPQ FINEST KNOWN!                  50 Cent First Issue Fractional. Rare Fr# 1312. Straight Edges with ABNCo Monogram. Graded 68 Premium Paper Quality Gem New by LCG. According to PMG Population Report this is the only example graded at 68 level and none graded finer. Finest Known!!! This note has perfectly original paper surfaces, boardwalk margins and ideal centering of both sides. It is the nicest 1312 t...

$3,850.00

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 1381 50 CENT FIFTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL LCG 6...

    TT FR 1381 50 CENT FIFTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL LCG 67 PPQ SUPERB GEM NEW TIED AS BE...

    TT FR 1381 50 CENT FIFTH ISSUE FRACTIONAL LCG 67 PPQ SUPERB GEM NEW TIED AS BEST         50 Cent Fractional Fifth Issue Fr# 1381. Graded 67 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Superb Gem New by LCG. According to PMG Population Report this gorgeous example is tied with seven more at the head of the Census with none graded higher. An extremely common note right up through the 65 grade, but rare at this level.  An absolute beauty with broad, even margins and excellent centering o...

$1,495.00