US Large Currency

Large-denomination currency had been used in the United States since the late 18th century. The first $500 note was issued by the Province of North Carolina, authorized by legislation dated May 10, 1780. Virginia quickly followed suit and authorized the printing of $500 and $1,000 notes on October 16, 1780 and $2,000 notes on May 7, 1781. High-denomination treasury notes were issued, for example during the War of 1812 ($1,000 notes authorized by an act dated June 30, 1812). During the American Civil War Confederate currency included $500 and $1,000 notes. During the Federal banknote issuing period (1861 to present), the earliest high-denomination notes included three-year Interest-bearing notes of $500, $1,000, and $5,000, authorized by Congress on July 17, 1861. In total, 11 different types of U.S. currency were issued in high-denomination notes across nearly 20 different series dates. The obverse of United States banknotes generally depict either historical figures, allegorical figures symbolizing significant concepts (e.g., liberty, justice), or a combination of both. The reverse designs range from abstract scroll-work with ornate denomination identifiers to reproductions of historical art works.

TT FR 352 1891 $1 TREASURY NOTE SMALL RED SEAL...

  TT  FR 352 1891 $1 TREASURY NOTE SMALL RED SEAL STANTON PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNC.     ...

  TT  FR 352 1891 $1 TREASURY NOTE SMALL RED SEAL STANTON PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNC.         1891 $1 Treasury Note Fr# 352. Signatures of Bruce and Roberts. Serial number B50820772. Plate# D23/58. Graded 65 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) Gem Uncirculated by PMG. A lovely Stanton Ace, with brilliant colors, fully original surfaces, and nice margins. The note features a portrait of Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war under Presidents Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Johnson. Please view our...

$1,920.00

TT PA $35 MINE CHECK KEWEENAW COUNTY WHAT IN T...

  TT PA $35 MINE CHECK KEWEENAW COUNTY WHAT IN THE "SAM HILL" IS GOING ON! PCGS 35  ...

  TT PA $35 MINE CHECK KEWEENAW COUNTY WHAT IN THE "SAM HILL" IS GOING ON! PCGS 35         11.23.1865 $35.00 Pennsylvania Mine Check Keweenaw County, MI. Graded 35 Very Fine by PCGS. Beautiful certificate from Pennsylvania Mining Company issued in 1865. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of two horses, a shield and an eagle. This item has been hand signed by the famous Samuel Hill. Here is the story: A possible origin for the phrase "Sam Hi...

$495.00

TT 1864 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $20 CHECK WHAT ...

      TT 1864 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $20 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 25 VERY FINE...

      TT 1864 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $20 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 25 VERY FINE!           175 YEARS AGO A VERY POPULAR MAN IN A SMALL BIG TOWN WAS LARGER  THAN LIFE ! SAM HILL HAD A PENCHANT FOR CURSING THAT WAS LEGENDARY .HE ROUTINELY, EVERY OTHER WORD HE UTTERED WAS A CURSE WORD THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE VOCABULARIES OF ANY YOUNGSTER THAT WAS WITHIN AN EARSHOT . READ ON BELOW FOR HOW AND WHY THE TERM "WHAT THE SAM HILL" BECAME FAMOUS FOR TILL THIS DAY AND BE...

$199.00

TT 1864 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $82 CHECK WHAT ...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $60 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 30 VERY FINE...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $60 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 30 VERY FINE!           175 YEARS AGO A VERY POPULAR MAN IN A SMALL BIG TOWN WAS LARGER  THAN LIFE ! SAM HILL HAD A PENCHANT FOR CURSING THAT WAS LEGENDARY .HE ROUTINELY, EVERY OTHER WORD HE UTTERED WAS A CURSE WORD THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE VOCABULARIES OF ANY YOUNGSTER THAT WAS WITHIN AN EARSHOT . READ ON BELOW FOR HOW AND WHY THE TERM "WHAT THE SAM HILL" BECAME FAMOUS FOR TILL THIS DAY AND BE...

$299.00

TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $35 CHECK "WHAT...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $35 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 35 VERY FINE...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $35 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 35 VERY FINE!           175 YEARS AGO A VERY POPULAR MAN IN A SMALL BIG TOWN WAS LARGER  THAN LIFE ! SAM HILL HAD A PENCHANT FOR CURSING THAT WAS LEGENDARY .HE ROUTINELY, EVERY OTHER WORD HE UTTERED WAS A CURSE WORD THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE VOCABULARIES OF ANY YOUNGSTER THAT WAS WITHIN AN EARSHOT . READ ON BELOW FOR HOW AND WHY THE TERM "WHAT THE SAM HILL" BECAME FAMOUS FOR TILL THIS DAY AND BE...

$199.00

TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $35 CHECK "WHAT...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $35 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 35 VERY FINE...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $35 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 35 VERY FINE!           175 YEARS AGO A VERY POPULAR MAN IN A SMALL BIG TOWN WAS LARGER  THAN LIFE ! SAM HILL HAD A PENCHANT FOR CURSING THAT WAS LEGENDARY .HE ROUTINELY, EVERY OTHER WORD HE UTTERED WAS A CURSE WORD THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE VOCABULARIES OF ANY YOUNGSTER THAT WAS WITHIN AN EARSHOT . READ ON BELOW FOR HOW AND WHY THE TERM "WHAT THE SAM HILL" BECAME FAMOUS FOR TILL THIS DAY AND BE...

$199.00

TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $50 CHECK "WHAT...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $50 CHECK "WHAT THE SAME HILL" PCGS 25 VERY FIN...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $50 CHECK "WHAT THE SAME HILL" PCGS 25 VERY FINE           175 YEARS AGO A VERY POPULAR MAN IN A SMALL BIG TOWN WAS LARGER  THAN LIFE ! SAM HILL HAD A PENCHANT FOR CURSING THAT WAS LEGENDARY .HE ROUTINELY, EVERY OTHER WORD HE UTTERED WAS A CURSE WORD THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE VOCABULARIES OF ANY YOUNGSTER THAT WAS WITHIN AN EARSHOT . READ ON BELOW FOR HOW AND WHY THE TERM "WHAT THE SAM HILL" BECAME FAMOUS FOR TILL THIS DAY AND BE...

$219.00

TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $60 CHECK "WHAT...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $60 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 30 VERY FINE...

      TT 1865 PENNSYLVANIA MINING CO. $60 CHECK "WHAT THE SAM HILL" PCGS 30 VERY FINE!           175 YEARS AGO A VERY POPULAR MAN IN A SMALL BIG TOWN WAS LARGER  THAN LIFE ! SAM HILL HAD A PENCHANT FOR CURSING THAT WAS LEGENDARY .HE ROUTINELY, EVERY OTHER WORD HE UTTERED WAS A CURSE WORD THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE VOCABULARIES OF ANY YOUNGSTER THAT WAS WITHIN AN EARSHOT . READ ON BELOW FOR HOW AND WHY THE TERM "WHAT THE SAM HILL" BECAME FAMOUS FOR TILL THIS DAY AND BE...

$249.00

TT FR 0220 1886 $1 SILVER CERT. MARTHA PCGS 58 ...

  TT FR 220 1886 $1 SILVER CERT. MARTHA PCGS 58 MOST POPULAR NOTE IN THE HOBBY!         The m...

  TT FR 220 1886 $1 SILVER CERT. MARTHA PCGS 58 MOST POPULAR NOTE IN THE HOBBY!         The most popular note in the hobby! 1886 $1 Silver Certificate. Fr 220 and serial number B65100109. Plate position A10. Signatures of Rosecrans and Nebeker. Graded 58 Choice About New by PCGS. A lovely note with easily seen originality and magnificent full colors. Deep embossing notable through the plastic holder. Martha large brown ornate back in gem 66Q note sold for $13K in 2014. This is among one o...

$2,850.00

TT FR 0237 1923 $1 SILVER CERTIFICATE BLUE SEAL...

      TT FR 000237 1923 $1 SILVER CERTIFICATE BLUE SEAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED   ...

      TT FR 000237 1923 $1 SILVER CERTIFICATE BLUE SEAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED         1923 $1 Silver Certificate. Fr # 237 and serial number D48180200B. Plate number H. Signatures of Speelman and White. Graded 65 Exceptional Paper Quality Gem Uncirculated by PMG. Deep embossing, striking blue color on serial numbers and seal. This note has almost perfect margins, completely original paper surfaces and bold eye appeal. Ready for the astute collector. Please view our other ...

$219.00

TT FR 0293 1886 $10 SILVER CERTIFICATE "TOMBSTO...

  TT FR 000293 1886 $10 SILVER CERTIFICATE "TOMBSTONE" LARGE RED SEAL ...

  TT FR 000293 1886 $10 SILVER CERTIFICATE "TOMBSTONE" LARGE RED SEAL PMG 45 POP 2   1886 $10 Silver Certificate Note with serial number B4890577 with signatures of Rosecrans/Hyatt. Fr# 293 and plate# A1639. Graded 45 By PMG. There are only 37 examples graded by PMG and just 4 finer than ours. A wonderful mid-grade example that has the look and appearance of a far higher grade note. The red seal contrasts nicely against dark inks on this note from this pleasing...

$11,250.00

TT FR 0294 1886 $10 SILVER CERT "TOMBSTONE" SCA...

  TT FR 000294 1886 $10 SILVER CERT "TOMBSTONE" SCARCE LARGE RED SEAL ...

  TT FR 000294 1886 $10 SILVER CERT "TOMBSTONE" SCARCE LARGE RED SEAL PMG 50 POP 2   1886 $10 Silver Certificate Note with serial number B9029307 with signatures of Rosecrans/Huston. Scarce Fr# 294 and plate# C1639. Graded 50 By PMG. Fewer than seventy five examples are known of this ornate back Tombstone number, with PMG having graded fewer than twenty pieces. The paper quality is excellent as are the colors, only a few notes of this Friedberg number grading a...

$11,950.00

TT FR 0311 1880 $20 SILVER CERTIFICATE SCARCE S...

    TT FR 311 1880 $20 SILVER CERTIFICATE SCARCE STEPHEN DECATUR PMG 30 VERY FINE   1...

    TT FR 311 1880 $20 SILVER CERTIFICATE SCARCE STEPHEN DECATUR PMG 30 VERY FINE   1880 $20 Silver Certificate. Fr 311 and serial number B3103105. Plate position A2/17. Signatures of Bruce and Wyman. Graded 30 Very fine by PMG. Stephen Decatur twenties are not terribly common notes in any grade, and they become considerably more scarce as one goes up the grade ladder. This piece has the look of an Extremely Fine note, but is in a PMG holder graded Very Fine 30. Commodore Stephen ...

$10,500.00

TT FR 0354 1890 $2 TREASURY NOTE SCARCE LARGE B...

  TT FR 000354 1890 $2 TREASURY NOTE SCARCE LARGE BROWN SEAL PMG 30 VE...

  TT FR 000354 1890 $2 TREASURY NOTE SCARCE LARGE BROWN SEAL PMG 30 VERY FINE   1890 $2 Treasury Note Fr# 354. Signatures of Rosecrans/Nebeker. Serial# A2940823. Plate# C22. Graded 30 By PMG. One of the scarcest of all Treasury Notes with only thirty-nine examples known in all grades combined. A pleasing mid-grade example of this Ornate Back Deuce that displays deep color, vibrant details and great margins. No pinholes, rips, or tears. If there is something spe...

$12,500.00

TT FR 0366 1890 $10 TREASURY NOTE SCARCE AND PO...

  TT FR 0366 1890 $10 TREASURY NOTE SCARCE AND POPULAR FANCY BACK PCGS 40     1890 ...

  TT FR 0366 1890 $10 TREASURY NOTE SCARCE AND POPULAR FANCY BACK PCGS 40     1890 $10 Treasury Note Large Brown Seal, FR# 366 displaying signatures of Rosecrans and Huston, showing serial number A2027213 and plate number A12/12. Graded 40 Extremely Fine by PCGS. Fewer than a hundred examples of this note are known. This rare ornate-back Ten is a tough note to find. Ten dollar Treasury or "Coin Notes" were issued and given for government purchases of silver bullion from the silv...

$8,950.00

TT FR 0374 1890 $20 TREASURY NOTE ORNATE BACK R...

    TT FR 000374 1890 $20 TREASURY NOTE ORNATE BACK RARE PMG 55 RED SEAL   1890 $2...

    TT FR 000374 1890 $20 TREASURY NOTE ORNATE BACK RARE PMG 55 RED SEAL   1890 $20 Treasury Note with serial# A786090. Displaying signatures of Rosecrans and Nebeker. Fr# 374. Plate# B1. A beautifully bright and attractive fancy back Treasury twenty Ornate Back. This example has great colors, good margins and the appearance of a note a full technical grade higher. The 1890 notes are all rare today. This is a particularly stunning example for the grade. Please notice the fancy ...

$22,500.00

TT FR 0504 1882 $20 NBN MILWAUKEE, WI BROWN BAC...

  TT FR 000504 1882 $20 NBN MILWAUKEE, WI "BROWN BACK" CH # 5458 PMG 40 EXTREMELY FINE  ...

  TT FR 000504 1882 $20 NBN MILWAUKEE, WI "BROWN BACK" CH # 5458 PMG 40 EXTREMELY FINE   Brown Back 1882 $20 NBN from The marine National Bank of Milwaukee, WI. CH # 5458, FR # 504. Serial# D569807D/8565, signatures of Lyons and Roberts, Plate A. Graded 40 by PMG. National Bank Notes have been in high demand among collectors these days. This is an attractive piece with vivid inks and sharp color. This design is among the top 100 Greatest American Currency Notes. At the left, the B...

$4,950.00

TT FR 0524 1882 $100 NBN DELTA,PA LADDER UP SER...

  TT FR 524 1882 $100 NBN DELTA, PA LADDER SERIAL NUMBER 678 PMG 40 EXTREMELY FINE   ...

  TT FR 524 1882 $100 NBN DELTA, PA LADDER SERIAL NUMBER 678 PMG 40 EXTREMELY FINE     Brown Back 1882 $100 National Bank Note from The First National Bank of Delta, PA.  CH # 4205, FR # 524. Ladder Serial# A620741 / 678, signatures of Rosecrans and Huston, Plate A. Graded 40 by PMG. National Bank Notes have been in high demand among collectors these days. This is an attractive piece with vivid inks and sharp color. This design is No. 26 among the top 100 Greatest Ameri...

$23,500.00

TT FR 0710 1918 $1 FRBN BOSTON, MA BLUE TREASUR...

      TT FR 000710 1918 $1 FRBN BOSTON, MA BLUE TREASURY SEAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW  ...

      TT FR 000710 1918 $1 FRBN BOSTON, MA BLUE TREASURY SEAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW         1918 $1 Federal Reserve Bank Note displaying serial number A29320265A with signatures of Elliott and Burke and Willet and Morss. Friedberg number 710 and plate A142/806, coming from the district of Boston Massachusetts. Graded 66 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Gem New by PCGS. An outstandingly nice Federal Reserve Bank Note Ace that, to our eye, would be equally at home in a 67 holder. It...

$1,195.00

TT FR 0715 1918 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NOTE PHILA...

      TT FR 000715 1918 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NOTE PHILADELPHIA, PA BLUE SEAL PCGS 65 PP...

      TT FR 000715 1918 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NOTE PHILADELPHIA, PA BLUE SEAL PCGS 65 PPQ         1918 $1 Federal Reserve Bank Note displaying serial number C4927831A with signatures of Elliott and Burke. Friedberg number 715 and plate G33/183, coming from the district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Superb embossing makes this original note a beautiful example of this popular type. The note is crisp and clean with perfect margins and bold color. Federal Reserve bank notes were U...

$950.00

TT FR 0716 1918 $1 FRBN PHILADELPHIA, PA PMG 66...

    TT FR 000716 1918 $1 FRBN PHILADELPHIA, PA PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED   1918 $...

    TT FR 000716 1918 $1 FRBN PHILADELPHIA, PA PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED   1918 $1 Federal Reserve Bank Note displaying serial number C30936992A with signatures of Elliott and Burke and Dyer and Passmore. Friedberg number 716 and plate D166/458, coming from the district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Superb embossing makes this original note a beautiful example of this popular type. The note is crisp and clean with perfect margins and bold color. Federal Reserve bank notes we...

$3,350.00

TT FR 0719 1918 $1 FRBN CLEVELAND, OH BLUE TREA...

      TT FR 000719 1918 $1 FRBN CLEVELAND, OH BLUE TREASURY SEAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NE...

      TT FR 000719 1918 $1 FRBN CLEVELAND, OH BLUE TREASURY SEAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW         1918 $1 Federal Reserve Bank Note displaying serial number D17352532A with signatures of Teehee and Burke. Friedberg number 719 and plate H86/430. Graded 66 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Gem New by PCGS. Stunning example from Cleveland, OH. Near-Superb with excellent margins, ideal colors and incredibly deep original embossing. 1918: The only large-sized, Federal Reserve Note-like $1 ...

$1,295.00

TT FR 0738 1918 $1 FRBN KANSAS CITY MO BLUE SEA...

  TT FR 000738 1918 $1 FRBN KANSAS CITY MO BLUE SEAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM A MUST HAVE NOTE   ...

  TT FR 000738 1918 $1 FRBN KANSAS CITY MO BLUE SEAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM A MUST HAVE NOTE               1918 $1 Federal Reserve Bank Note with serial number J13322262A with the signatures of Elliot and Burke. Fr# 738. Plate# B66/515. Graded 66 Gem New with PPQ by PCGS. The embossing is deep and original, the colors vibrant, and the centering fully worthy of the PCGS Gem New 66PPQ grade. 1918: The only large-sized, Federal Reserve Note-like $1 bill was issued as a Federal Reserve Ban...

$1,250.00

TT FR 1136 1870 $5 NATIONAL GOLD BANK, SAN FRAN...

    TT FR 1136 1870 $5 NATIONAL GOLD BANK, SAN FRANCISCO CH # 1741 PCGS 20     FR#...

    TT FR 1136 1870 $5 NATIONAL GOLD BANK, SAN FRANCISCO CH # 1741 PCGS 20     FR# 1136, Serial # K285433/7957B. First National Gold Bank, San Francisco, CA. Charter# 1741. Signatures of Allison/Spinner. Only 86 total graded according to PCGS Population Report. Our PCGS 20 is a solid example for the type fully intact with deep red inks and no pinholes. These notes are the most romantic of all our currency issues and were all issued by the first national gold bank located in San...

$14,950.00

TT FR 1180 1905 $20 GOLD CERTIFICATE TECHNICOLO...

      TT FR 1180 1905 $20 GOLD CERTIFICATE TECHNICOLOR PCGS 55 CHOICE ABOUT NEW   ...

      TT FR 1180 1905 $20 GOLD CERTIFICATE TECHNICOLOR PCGS 55 CHOICE ABOUT NEW   1905 $20 Gold Certificate Serial# A404320 with the signatures of Lyon/Treat. Friedberg# 1180. Plate# D33/1. Graded 55 by PCGS. Technicolor $20s have always been popular among paper money collectors. This is a very nice note, with decent margins and great colors. Minor signs of circulation hold this lovely note from higher grande. Ready for the astute collector. No pinholes, rips, or tears. The ...

$24,950.00

TT FR 2307 1934A $5 NORTH AFRICA WWII EMERGENCY...

  TT FR 2307 1934A $5 NORTH AFRICA WWII EMERGENCY ISSUE YELLOW SEAL PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNC...

  TT FR 2307 1934A $5 NORTH AFRICA WWII EMERGENCY ISSUE YELLOW SEAL PMG 66 EPQ GEM UNCIRCULATED!                1934A $5 North Africa WWII Emergency Issue Silver Certificate. FR 2307 and serial number K55782948A. Plate number L1644/1237. Signatures of Julian and Morgenthau. Graded 66 Exceptional Paper Quality Gem Uncirculated by PMG. Displaying beautiful margins, sharp corners, and rich gold seal noted on beautiful original paper. A portrait of Lincoln at center obverse. Linco...

$595.00

TT FR 83 1907 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER SMALL...

    TT FR 83 1907 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER SMALL RED SEAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM       ...

    TT FR 83 1907 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER SMALL RED SEAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM       1907 $5 Legal Tender. Fr 83 and serial number A30181755. Plate number C271/114 with signatures of Vernon and Treat. Graded 65 Exceptional Paper Quality Gem Uncirculated by PMG. An attractive $5 Legal Tender displaying rich inks on well-embossed and fully crisp paper. Perfectly centered example with small red seal on the obverse. The scans do not do justice to this note's divine beauty! This $5 Le...

$1,685.00

TT FR 94 1862 $10 LEGAL TENDER BEAUTIFUL EXAMPL...

      TT FR 94 1862 $10 LEGAL TENDER SCARCE SMALL RED SEAL LEGACY 30 PPQ VERY FINE ...

      TT FR 94 1862 $10 LEGAL TENDER SCARCE SMALL RED SEAL LEGACY 30 PPQ VERY FINE       1862 $10 Legal Tender. Fr 94 and serial number 76182. Series 9 and plate number B23 with signatures of Chittenden and Spinner. Graded 30 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) By Legacy. Beautiful example, fully original and very desirable. Legacy pointed Premium Paper Quality on this stunning Legal Tender. 1863 ten dollar bills are popular with collectors right now.  Abraham Lincoln is printed on the...

$4,195.00