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 1226 3 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS ...

  TT FR 1226 3 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW         3 Cent Thi...

  TT FR 1226 3 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW         3 Cent Third Issue Fractional Fr # 1226 graded 66 PPQ (premium paper quality) Gem New by PCGS. A lovely example of this green back third issue note that has excellent margins and near perfect centering. The 3¢ Fractionals were the only Third Issue notes without signatures and they were also the only 3¢ Fractionals issued. The third issue of Fractional Currency started at the end of 1864 with the war going f...

$585.00

TT 1995 UPPER DECK SP MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS T...

  TT 1995 UPPER DECK SP MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS TERRELL DAVIS 130 PSA GEM MT 10    ...

  TT 1995 UPPER DECK SP MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS TERRELL DAVIS 130 PSA GEM MT 10         1995 Upper Deck Terrell Davis PSA Gem MT 10 number 130 serial number 01100248. Davis was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round (196th pick overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft. He is the Denver Broncos all-time leading rusher, with 7,607 rushing yards. Davis still holds the NFL record for most rushing touchdowns in a single postseason, scoring 8 in the 1997 playoffs.[1] As a player, he was gi...

$99.00

TT 1998 SP AUTHENTIC VINCE CARTER # 95 PSA GEM ...

  TT 1998 SP AUTHENTIC VINCE CARTER # 95 PSA GEM MT 10 NBA'S MOST DYNAMIC PLAYER   ...

  TT 1998 SP AUTHENTIC VINCE CARTER # 95 PSA GEM MT 10 NBA'S MOST DYNAMIC PLAYER         1998 SP Authentic Vince Carter #95 (#1455/3500) PSA Gem MT 10. Offered is a stunning 1998 SP Authentic Vince Carter rookie card #95. A limited edition, this card is #1455/3500. Carter is a certified NBA superstar who is an eight-time All-Star, 1999 Rookie of the year who also represented Team USA as a member the gold medal-winning squad during the Sydney Summer Olympics. Was once $4,500.00...

$599.00

TT 1998 TOPPS CHROME EXPLOSIVE RECEIVER RANDY M...

  TT 1998 TOPPS CHROME EXPLOSIVE RECEIVER RANDY MOSS REFRACTOR # 35 PSA GEM MT 10   ...

  TT 1998 TOPPS CHROME EXPLOSIVE RECEIVER RANDY MOSS REFRACTOR # 35 PSA GEM MT 10         1998 Topps Chrome Randy Moss Refractor number 35. PSA Gem MT 10, card number 01163673. Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver. Considered by some to be the draft's best athlete, Randy's presence could make the Vikings - with Pro Bowlers Cris Carter and Jake Reed already on board - the top pass receiving team in the league. Moss led Marshall to the Division I-AA title in 1996. Please contact us b...

$598.00

TT FR 1242 10 CENT FRACTIONAL FIRST ISSUE STRAI...

  TT FR 1242 10 CENT FRACTIONAL FIRST ISSUE STRAIGHT EDGES PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNC.    ...

  TT FR 1242 10 CENT FRACTIONAL FIRST ISSUE STRAIGHT EDGES PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNC.         First Issue 10 Cent Fractional FR # 1242. Graded 66 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) Gem Uncirculated by PMG and according to PMG Population Report there are only three graded a single point finer. This is a wonderful, original note with nice color, sharp printing, and bright paper. This gorgeous example is as nice as any other "66" or "67". It is common enough in most grades, but seldom seen...

$769.00

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 1294 25 CENTS 3RD ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREEN ...

      TT FR 1294 25 CENTS 3RD ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREEN BACK PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED         ...

      TT FR 1294 25 CENTS 3RD ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREEN BACK PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED         25 Cents Third Issue Fractional Currency fr 1294. Graded 65 Exceptional Paper Quality Gem Uncirculated by PMG. Only seven graded higher according to PMG Population Report. Four nice, even margins and bright bronzing make this a very attractive Green Back Fessenden. While this is certainly not rare as a type, the green back Fessenden is not seen in the gem grades very often. Superb eye appeal and ...

$595.00

TT FR 1320 50 CENT SECOND ISSUE FRACTIONAL FIBE...

    TT FR 1320 50 CENT SECOND ISSUE FRACTIONAL FIBER PAPER PMG 58 EPQ GEM APPEARANCE...

    TT FR 1320 50 CENT SECOND ISSUE FRACTIONAL FIBER PAPER PMG 58 EPQ GEM APPEARANCE       50 Cent Second Issue Fractional Currency. Fr 1320 Bronze oval. Graded 58 Exceptional Paper Quality Choice About Uncirculated by PMG. A scarce fiber paper note, this example has abundant margins and crystal clear surcharges which give it the allure of a much higher grade. There are three different fiber paper second issue 50 cent notes. Fr. 1322 is the common one; 1320 and 1321 are seldo...

$499.00

TT FR 1324 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE SPINNER FRACTION...

  TT FR 1324 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE SPINNER FRACTIONAL CURRENCY RED BACK PCGS 64 PPQ   ...

  TT FR 1324 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE SPINNER FRACTIONAL CURRENCY RED BACK PCGS 64 PPQ         50 Cent Third Issue Fractional Currency, Fr# 1324, autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner. Graded 64 PPQ (premium paper quality) by PCGS.  Well margined, beautifully bright, and strictly original. A popular example of autographed red back design. Certainly one of the finest available. The third issue of Fractional Currency started at the end of 1864 with the war going full blast. As ...

$595.00

TT FR 1328 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS ...

  TT FR 1328 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS 40 PPQ AUTOGRAPHED SIGNATURES   5...

  TT FR 1328 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS 40 PPQ AUTOGRAPHED SIGNATURES   50 Cent Third Issue Fractional Currency, Fr# 1328, autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner. Graded 40 PPQ (premium paper quality) by PCGS. This adequately margined Spinner displays great color and strict originality! The third issue of Fractional Currency started at the end of 1864 with the war going full blast. As the quality of fractional notes improved, so did the quality of the counterfeit...

$395.00

TT FR 1331 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREEN...

  TTT FR 0001331 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREEN BACK SPINNER PCG...

  TTT FR 0001331 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREEN BACK SPINNER PCGS 58 PPQ   50 CENT 3rd ISSUE Fractional. Rare Fr# 1331. Signatures of Colby/Spinner. Graded 58 PPQ. A great example. Excellent colors, bold print, spectacular margins and tons of eye appeal. The third issue of Fractional Currency started at the end of 1864 with the war going full blast. As the quality of fractional notes improved, so did the quality of the counterfeits of the earlier issue no...

$389.00

TT FR 1331 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREEN...

    TT FR 1331 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREEN BACK SPINNER PMG 58 EPQ          ...

    TT FR 1331 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL GREEN BACK SPINNER PMG 58 EPQ                   50 Cent 3rd Issue Fractional. Rare Fr# 1331. Signatures of Colby/Spinner. Graded 58 EPQ Exceptional Paper Quality Choice About Uncirculated by PMG. An exceptional green back Spinner note that is well embossed and totally original. It certainly appears to be a Choice Uncirculated note through the holder as there is no evidence of a fold anywhere to be found. The third issue of Fracti...

$1,195.00

TT FR 1333 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS ...

  TT FR 1333 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS 58 PPQ CHOICE ABOUT N...

  TT FR 1333 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS 58 PPQ CHOICE ABOUT NEW    50 CENT 3rd ISSUE Fractional. Rare Fr# 1336. Number "1" On Front. Signatures of Colby/Spinner. Graded 58 PPQ (premium paper quality) by PCGS. A great example. The usual broad margins are present on this strongly embossed Spinner. The third issue of Fractional Currency started at the end of 1864 with the war going full blast. As the quality of fractional notes improved, so did the qualit...

$350.00

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 1368 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL SCARC...

    TT FR 1368 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL SCARCE NUMBER TO FIND PMG 55 EPQ       ...

    TT FR 1368 50 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL SCARCE NUMBER TO FIND PMG 55 EPQ                     50 Cent Third Issue FR# 1368 Graded 55 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) About Uncirculated by PMG Signatures of Colby/Spinner. Number "1" on front. A very tough number rarely encountered in any grade. Great margins and cavernous embossing are seen on this lovely Justice note. Fr. 1368 is a deceptively scarce number that is not often encountered in uncirculated condition. That le...

$699.00

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 1850-D 1929 $5 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK CLEVE...

    TT FR 1850-D 1929 $5 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK CLEVELAND, OH PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW   ...

    TT FR 1850-D 1929 $5 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK CLEVELAND, OH PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW         Serial # D02747870 Fr# 1850-D. From the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland,OH. Graded 66 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Gem New PCGS. This bright Cleveland $5 has bold embossing and boardwalk margins. Federal Reserve bank notes were United States currency banknotes issued by individual Federal Reserve banks. They were based upon the earlier National Bank Notes. They differed from Federal Reser...

$495.00

TT FR 1870-H 1929 $20 FRBN ST. LOUIS, MO PMG 65...

      TT FR 1870-H 1929 $20 FRBN ST. LOUIS, MO PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED       ...

      TT FR 1870-H 1929 $20 FRBN ST. LOUIS, MO PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED         1929 $20 FRBN ST. LOUIS, MO with fr# 1870-H, graded 65 EPQ (exceptional paper quality) GEM by PMG displaying serial number H00163223A coming from the district of St. Louis, MO. A completely original FRBN with full embossing, bold colors, nice centering and crisp paper. No pin holes or tears. Federal Reserve bank notes were United States currency bank-notes issued by individual Federal Reserve b...

$395.00

TT FR 2202-D 1934A $500 FRN CLEVELAND PMG 66 EP...

      TT FR 2202-D 1934A $500 FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE CLEVELAND, OH PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNCI...

      TT FR 2202-D 1934A $500 FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE CLEVELAND, OH PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED       1934A $500 Federal Reserve Note Cleveland, HO. Fr 2202-D and serial number D00056038A. Signatures of Julian and Morgenthau. Graded 66 EPQ Exceptional Paper Quality Gem Uncirculated. Top Population two both services - none certified by PCGS and only two ever graded Gem by PMG. Wide and balanced margins combine to produce the bull's-eye centering on this lovely Cleveland $500. Trea...

$11,950.00

TT PK 11a 1954 SEYCHELLES 5 RUPEES PMG 64 EPQ C...

  TT PK 11a 1954 SEYCHELLES 5 RUPEES PMG 64 EPQ CHOICE UNC TOP POP GEM LOOK     ...

  TT PK 11a 1954 SEYCHELLES 5 RUPEES PMG 64 EPQ CHOICE UNC TOP POP GEM LOOK         1954 5 Rupees from Seychelles -- British Administration. Pick number 11a and serial number A/6 96105. Graded 64 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) Choice Gem Uncirculated by PMG. This note is tied with another three graded at 64 level and only few graded finer according to PMG Population Report. With a full Gem look this stunning example will be a great addition in any collection. Bright origin...

$695.00

TT PK 15 ND (1961) NEPAL 100 RUPEES PMG 67 EPQ ...

      TT PK 15 ND (1961) NEPAL 100 RUPEES PMG 67 EPQ SUPERB GEM UNC. POP 6 NONE FINER! ...

      TT PK 15 ND (1961) NEPAL 100 RUPEES PMG 67 EPQ SUPERB GEM UNC. POP 6 NONE FINER! This beauty was printed ND (1961) 100 Rupees from Nepal, Central Bank. Pick number 15 and Serial number 211324. Graded 67 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) Superb Gem Uncirculated by PMG with an amazing population of six at this grade level, with no other graded finer according with PMG Population Report!! One look and you can see such fantastic colors that have such an eye appeal, wonderful cris...

$295.00

TT PK 159 1907 PARAGUAY 100 PESOS PMG 65 EPQ GE...

          TT PK 159 1907 PARAGUAY 100 PESOS PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED!      ...

          TT PK 159 1907 PARAGUAY 100 PESOS PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED!         1907 100 Pesos from Paraguay. Pk 159 and serial number A 0022404. This note received grade 65 Exceptional Paper Quality Gem Uncirculated by PMG. With the exception of a handful of other notes, none are as attractive as the pastel-colored issues from early 20th Century Paraguay. L.1907. 100 Pesos M.N. = 10 Pesos Oro. Black on yellow underprint. Building at center. 4 signature varieties. Back: B...

$295.00

TT PK 1b 1939 50 LIRE ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN SPEC...

      TT PK 1b 1939 50 LIRE ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN SPECIAL SERIES PMG 40 XF ONLY 1 F...

      TT PK 1b 1939 50 LIRE ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN SPECIAL SERIES PMG 40 XF ONLY 1 FINER         1939 50 Lire from Italian East Africa / Italian Occupation WWII. Pick # 1b and serial number F51 0574. PMG note graded 40 Extremely Fine by PMG. PMG has only seen 12 notes, however there are no known uncirculated notes recorded with only 1 AU50 certified. The listed note here is the second finest with no rips, tears or pinholes. PMG noted for accuracy of the fiber minor paper pul...

$995.00

TT PK 8c 1939 5 POUNDS PALESTINE CURRENCY BOARD...

  TT PK 8c 1939 5 POUNDS PALESTINE, CURRENCY BOARD SCARCE OVER SIZE PMG 20 VERY...

  TT PK 8c 1939 5 POUNDS PALESTINE, CURRENCY BOARD SCARCE OVER SIZE PMG 20 VERY FINE!          1939 5 Pounds from Palestine, Currency Board. Pk 8c and serial number B441820. Graded 20 Very Fine by PMG. An always desirable middle denomination that has the benefit of a comment-free third party holder. The second prefix for this denomination is seen on this handsome and immensely popular type.. The Crusader's Tower at Ramleh is portrayed on this large format red and black not...

$2,495.00

TT PK BC-33PP 1954 CANADA $20 SPECIMEN RARE PRO...

      TT PK BC-33PP 1954 CANADA $20 SPECIMEN RARE PROGRESSIVE PROOF "DEVIL'S FACE P...

      TT PK BC-33PP 1954 CANADA $20 SPECIMEN RARE PROGRESSIVE PROOF "DEVIL'S FACE PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED        1954 $20 Dollar from Canada. Pick number BC-33PP. "Devil's Face" design in the Queen's hair. This is a rare Progressive Proof from Canada. Graded 65 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) Gem Uncirculated by PMG. First time offer, population one none finer by PMG. A very rare piece, no rips, tears or pinholes. A must have for the in depth Canadian collector.  With nea...

$7,250.00

TT PK S418b 1919 RUSSIA GOVERNMENT BANK 1000 RU...

  TT FR 1226 3 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW         3 Cent Thi...

  TT FR 1226 3 CENT THIRD ISSUE FRACTIONAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW         3 Cent Third Issue Fractional Fr # 1226 graded 66 PPQ (premium paper quality) Gem New by PCGS. A lovely example of this green back third issue note that has excellent margins and near perfect centering. The 3¢ Fractionals were the only Third Issue notes without signatures and they were also the only 3¢ Fractionals issued. The third issue of Fractional Currency started at the end of 1864 with the war going f...

$585.00

TT PK S418b 1919 RUSSIA GOVERNMENT BANK 1000 RU...

          TT PK S418b 1919 RUSSIA GOVERNMENT BANK 1000 RUBLES PMG 65 EPQ TOP POP...

          TT PK S418b 1919 RUSSIA GOVERNMENT BANK 1000 RUBLES PMG 65 EPQ TOP POP 1 FINER       This is a century old banknote surviving in gem uncirculated state of preservation! 1919 1000 Rubles from Russia / South Russia, Government Bank. Pk S418b with block number AA-00036. Graded 65 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) Gem Uncirculated by PMG. According to PMG Population Report there are only four graded at 65 level and only one finer. Strong bold inks on nicely embossed, c...

$349.00