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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 16, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House




This is a distinctively different note from most US Currency. It is one of the HARDEST TO FIND-- Extra SMALL SIZE FRACTIONAL NOTES , the 1869 $.10 US NOTE , in Choice UNCIRCULATED condition in my opinion, but you can judge for yourself to make the final decision in these photos. You can enlarge the photos . It has the small portrait of LIBERTY. It is green on the reverse and was printed in 1869 just after the US Civil War under President Andrew Johnston.

In the years of the US Civil War starting in 1862 t was a critical shortage of coins. It became such a problem that for 14 years the government issued small size notes called FRACTIONAL CURRENCY. This was from the fourth issue of fractional paper money ever issued by the USA. It has a large red seal.

The note is fully intact, crisp and perfectly clean despite its age, with 4 full corners, good color contrast with no writing, ink, stains, tears, holes or missing pieces. T are signs of NO handling. T his is nice looking example of old paper money especially for a small size fractional note which are often very worn out when they are found. This is about as old as US money gets.

The art work is simple and the note is less than one quarter the size of the modern notes. It has straight edges and a blue tint on the right side of the obverse, which was one of 4 variations issued.

Book value is $70-90.00 in UNCIRCULATED condition, $125 in Choice CU , so place a bid and enjoy a bargain. Some retailers and Shop at Home TV charge much more that book value for this note when they can find it. This note often sells for well over book value even on Ebay! So if you need it to add something special to your currency collection this may be just the opportunity, don't let it slip by. Shipping is FREE .


This is an example of a piece of American History when paper money was backed by real silver. View My Other Items For Sale and save on shipping charges cause all our notes ship FREE in the USA. Be sure to Add me to your Favorite Sellers for your future currency shopping needs.

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