Large Legal Tender

U.S. Legal Tender Notes are the longest-lived of the country’s currency. They are also among the country’s first national currency. Authorized by the Legal Tender Act of 1862, U.S. Legal Tender notes began circulating during the American Civil War. Early in the war, these notes were not highly regarded as the Union suffered major defeats and many people wanted hard currency. As the war progressed and Union victories ensued, these notes became more widely accepted. These notes were released in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000.

TT FR 0017-A 1862 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED SEAL PMG ...

  TT FR 00017-A 1862 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED SEAL PMG 63 EPQ   1862 $1 Legal Tender with...

  TT FR 00017-A 1862 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED SEAL PMG 63 EPQ   1862 $1 Legal Tender with serial number 79078. Displaying signatures of Chittenden and Spinner, Fr# 17A. Graded 63 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) by PMG. This is the variety with the ABNCo monogram on the right side of the note and both the NBNCo and ABNCo titles along the bottom. It has bright green and red inks, and is a very appealing note. The Head of Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln,...

$4,500.00

TT FR 0020 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNA...

      TT FR 00020 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNAMENT "SAWHORSE" PCGS 58 PPQ   ...

      TT FR 00020 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNAMENT "SAWHORSE" PCGS 58 PPQ         1875 $1 Legal Tender Serial# H5243045 with the signatures of Allison and New. Fr # 20. Graded 58 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Choice About New by PCGS.  A rare and often not seen FR number. Perfectly near centered, with pretty blue end paper. A pleasing example of this popular, ornate design Red Seal. Great color adds to the eye appeal of this piece. This lovely note is known as "Sawhorse...

$1,295.00

TT FR 0020 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNA...

TT FR 00020 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNAMENT "SAWHORSE" PCGS 58 PPQ         1875 $1 L...

TT FR 00020 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNAMENT "SAWHORSE" PCGS 58 PPQ         1875 $1 Legal Tender Serial# H5243045 with the signatures of Allison and New. Fr # 20. Graded 58 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Choice About New by PCGS.  A rare and often not seen FR number. Perfectly near centered, with pretty blue end paper. A pleasing example of this popular, ornate design Red Seal. Great color adds to the eye appeal of this piece. This lovely note is known as "Sawhorse Reverse" because o...

$1,895.00

TT FR 0020 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNA...

      TT FR 20 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNAMENT "SAWHORSE" PMG 58 EPQ         1875 $...

      TT FR 20 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNAMENT "SAWHORSE" PMG 58 EPQ         1875 $1 Legal Tender Serial# H6028549 with the signatures of Allison and New. Fr # 20. Graded 58 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) Choice About Uncirculated by PMG. A rare and often not seen FR number. The colors are ideal and the paper remains brilliant and well embossed. A pleasing example of this popular, ornate design Red Seal.  This lovely note is known as "Sawhorse Reverse" because of its back desig...

$1,295.00

TT FR 0026 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNA...

        TT FR 26 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNAMENT "SAWHORSE" PCGS 64 PPQ  ...

        TT FR 26 1875 $1 LEGAL TENDER RED FLORAL ORNAMENT "SAWHORSE" PCGS 64 PPQ       1875 $1 Legal Tender serial number K5596123 with signatures of Allison and Wyman. Fr 26. Graded 64 Premium Paper Quality Very Choice New by PCGS. A pleasing example of this popular, ornate design Red Seal. Great color adds to the eye appeal of this piece. Bright Legal Ace displaying strong embossing and full crispness, holding an appearance of a gem! This lovely note is known as "Sawhorse Re...

$1,895.00

TT FR 0036 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED ...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW      ...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW         1917 $1 Legal Tender serial number D67915076A with signatures of Teehee and Burke. Fr 36. Plate number D3259/791. Graded 65 Premium Paper Quality Gem New by PCGS. Embossing, paper originality, and ideal color are merits of this PPQ ace! This lovely note is known as "Sawhorse Reverse" because of its back design. A portrait of George Washington, the first president of the United States from 1789...

$595.00

TT FR 0036 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED ...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW      ...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW         1917 $1 Legal Tender serial number B10200833A with signatures of Teehee and Burke. Fr 36. Plate number A1100/381. Graded 65 Premium Paper Quality Gem New by PCGS. Extremely well margined for the issue and with excellent color! This lovely note is known as "Sawhorse Reverse" because of its back design. A portrait of George Washington, the first president of the United States from 1789-1797, enh...

$595.00

TT FR 0036 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED ...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW      ...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW         1917 $1 Legal Tender serial number D43484230A with signatures of Teehee and Burke. Fr 36. Plate number B2857/752. Graded 65 Premium Paper Quality Gem New by PCGS. This Legal Ace is well margined with bright surfaces! This lovely note is known as "Sawhorse Reverse" because of its back design. A portrait of George Washington, the first president of the United States from 1789-1797, enhances the ...

$595.00

TT FR 0036 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED ...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 67 PPQ SUPERB NEW ONL...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 67 PPQ SUPERB NEW ONLY THREE FINER BY PCGS!         1917 $1 Legal Tender serial number A31536725A with signatures of Teehee and Burke. Fr 36. Plate number A294/58. Graded 67 Premium Paper Quality Superb Gem New by PCGS, and only three graded finer according to PCGS Population Report. Superb margins for this issue along with bright color and strong embossing are merits of this PPQ ace! This lovely note is known as "S...

$1,975.00

TT FR 0036 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED ...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 67 PPQ SUPERB NEW ONL...

        TT FR 36 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 67 PPQ SUPERB NEW ONLY THREE FINER BY PCGS!         1917 $1 Legal Tender serial number A57680993A with signatures of Teehee and Burke. Fr 36. Plate number A548/212. Graded 67 Premium Paper Quality Superb Gem New by PCGS, and only three graded finer according to PCGS Population Report. Wonderful color and even margins are noticed on this pleasing red seal Ace! This lovely note is known as "Sawhorse Reverse" because o...

$1,975.00

TT FR 0042 1869 $2 LEGAL TENDER BRIGHT RAINBOW ...

    TT FR 42 1869 $2 LEGAL TENDER BRIGHT RAINBOW LARGE RED SEAL PCGS 40 PPQ         1869 $2 L...

    TT FR 42 1869 $2 LEGAL TENDER BRIGHT RAINBOW LARGE RED SEAL PCGS 40 PPQ         1869 $2 Legal Tender. Fr 42 and serial number U2050374. Plate number B2 with signatures of Allison and Spinner. Graded 40 Premium Paper Quality Extremely Fine by PCGS. The colors are excellent on this 1869 Rainbow Deuce, bright red and deep green. PCGS' PPQ comment adds considerably to the value of the note. Huge margins help complete the picture on this premium piece. Issued with a small portrait of Thoma...

$3,950.00

TT FR 0052 1880 $2 LEGAL TENDER BRACELET REVERS...

    TT FR 52 1880 $2 LEGAL TENDER BRACELET REVERSE LARGE BROWN SEAL PMG 63 EPQ          1880 ...

    TT FR 52 1880 $2 LEGAL TENDER BRACELET REVERSE LARGE BROWN SEAL PMG 63 EPQ          1880 $2 Legal Tender. Fr 52 and serial number Z22055701. Plate number A46/9. Signatures of Bruce and Gilfillan. Graded 63 Exceptional Paper Quality Choice Uncirculated by PMG. A bright example sporting good embossing and strong inks. Deeply pressed red serial number, Thomas Jefferson portrait, and beautiful large brown seal ties together this $2 Legal Tender. This beautiful note is known as "Bracelet R...

$1,950.00

TT FR 0068 1875 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER LAR...

      TT FR 00068 1875 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER LARGE RED SEAL PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW         ...

      TT FR 00068 1875 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER LARGE RED SEAL PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW         1875 $5 Legal Tender. Fr 68 and serial number B6853475. Plate number C20 with signatures of Allison and Wyman. Graded 65 Premium Paper Quality Gem New by PCGS. An attractive $5 Legal Tender displaying rich inks on well-embossed and fully crisp paper. Perfectly centered example with large red seal on the obverse. The scans do not do justice to this note's exquisite beauty! Highly appealing and unq...

$2,850.00

TT FR 0069 1878 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER LAR...

  TT FR 69 1878 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER LARGE RED SEAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNC!         1878 $...

  TT FR 69 1878 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER LARGE RED SEAL PMG 65 EPQ GEM UNC!         1878 $5 Legal Tender. Fr 69 and serial number A1015420. Plate number D29 with signatures of Allison and Gilfillan. Graded 65 Exceptional Paper Quality Gem Uncirculated by PMG. An attractive $5 Legal Tender displaying exceptional colors, as are the margins and the embossing is even noted on the back. The scans do not do justice to this note's divine beauty! Issued with a small portrait of Andrew Jackson ...

$2,850.00

TT FR 0079 1880 $5 LEGAL TENDER "WOODCHOPPER" P...

      TT FR 00079 1880 $5 LEGAL TENDER "WOODCHOPPER" PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW       ...

      TT FR 00079 1880 $5 LEGAL TENDER "WOODCHOPPER" PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW       1880 $5 Legal Tender Note with serial number A25300450 with the signatures of Rosecrans and Nebeker and plate number B29. Fr# 79. Graded 66 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Gem New by PCGS with only three graded finer according to PCGS Population Report. This 1880 series note was printed on very white paper that gave outstanding depth and clarity to the engraving. The centering is virtually perfect. A ...

$1,950.00

TT FR 0085 1907 $5 LEGAL TENDER "WOODCHOPPER" S...

  TT FR 85 1907 $5 LEGAL TENDER "WOODCHOPPER" SMALL RED SEAL PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW!       1907 ...

  TT FR 85 1907 $5 LEGAL TENDER "WOODCHOPPER" SMALL RED SEAL PCGS 65 PPQ GEM NEW!       1907 $5 Legal Tender. Fr 85 and serial number B81873732. Plate number D1148/258 with signatures of Napier and McClung. Graded 65 Premium Paper Quality Gem New by PCGS. A bright and original Woodchopper that comes with perfect color, broad margins, excellent embossing, and strong eye appeal. Issued with a small portrait of Andrew Jackson on the left and a vignette of a pioneer family in the middle. If t...

$1,195.00

TT FR 0088 1907 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER SMA...

    TT FR 88 1907 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER SMALL RED SEAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW         1907...

    TT FR 88 1907 $5 LEGAL TENDER WOODCHOPPER SMALL RED SEAL PCGS 66 PPQ GEM NEW         1907 $5 Legal Tender. Fr 88 and serial number E85196334. Plate number D902/373 with signatures of Teehee and Burke. Graded 66 Premium Paper Quality Gem New by PCGS. 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 Legal Tender unques...

$2,250.00

TT FR 0096 1869 $10 LEGAL TENDER JACKASS LARGE ...

    TT FR 96 1869 $10 LEGAL TENDER JACKASS LARGE RED SEAL PCGS 58 PPQ         Serial number H...

    TT FR 96 1869 $10 LEGAL TENDER JACKASS LARGE RED SEAL PCGS 58 PPQ         Serial number H4265812. Signatures of Allison and Spinner. Fr 96. Plate number D4. Inks are dark on this colorful example. The paper quality is premium as noted by PCGS. Issued with a portrait of Daniel Webster on the left and an allegorical representation of Pocahontas being presented to the Royal Court of England on the right side of the obverse. This note is nicknamed a "jackass note" because the eagle on the...

$5,250.00

TT FR 0127 1869 $20 LEGAL TENDER SCARCE RAINBOW...

  TT FR 127 1869 $20 LEGAL TENDER SCARCE RAINBOW LARGE RED SEAL PMG 12 FINE       1869 $20 Le...

  TT FR 127 1869 $20 LEGAL TENDER SCARCE RAINBOW LARGE RED SEAL PMG 12 FINE       1869 $20 Legal Tender. Fr 127 and serial number A3140040. Plate number D with signatures of Allison and Spinner. Graded 12 Fine by PMG. A rare type that is difficult to find in any grade. A profile bust portrait of Alexander Hamilton is in an oval frame at left, and Victory strides forth at the right end. A rare note with only 207 listed on Track & Price. If there is something specific you need, please c...

$1,869.00

TT FR 17a 1862 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED S...

  TT FR 17a 1862 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL PMG 58 EPQ CHOICE ABOUT UNC!         186...

  TT FR 17a 1862 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL PMG 58 EPQ CHOICE ABOUT UNC!         1862 $1 Legal Tender serial number 42326 with signatures of Chittenden and Spinner. Fr 17a. Series 86. Graded 58 Exceptional Paper Quality Choice About Uncirculated by PMG. Wonderful color and even margins are noticed on this pleasing red seal Ace! The Head of Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1864, and Chief Justice of the U.S Supreme Court, 1864-1873. The best k...

$2,195.00

TT FR 31 1880 $1 LEGAL TENDER LARGE RED SEAL "S...

        TT FR 31 1880 $1 LEGAL TENDER LARGE RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 35 PPQ VERY FI...

        TT FR 31 1880 $1 LEGAL TENDER LARGE RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PCGS 35 PPQ VERY FINE         1880 $1 Legal Tender serial number A2180438A with signatures of Rosecrans and Huston. Fr 31. Plate number B126/2758. Graded 35 Premium Paper Quality Very Fine by PCGS. A lightly circulated and quite attractive example of this one-number type, with the large salmon-colored spiked seal and the blue serial numbers. It is bright and well margined with excellent color and original surfaces...

$1,899.00

TT FR 37 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SE...

  TT FR 37 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PMG 58 EPQ CHOICE!         191...

  TT FR 37 1917 $1 LEGAL TENDER NOTE SMALL RED SEAL "SAWHORSE" PMG 58 EPQ CHOICE!         1917 $1 Legal Tender serial number H86428840A with signatures of Elliott and Burke. Fr 37. Plate number H2254/1763. Graded 58 Exceptional Paper Quality Choice About Uncirculated by PMG. A pleasing bright example with an appearance of a higher grade. Great color adds to the eye appeal of this piece. Beautifully designed Legal Ace displaying strong embossing and full crispness! This lovely note is know...

$395.00