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We specialize in rare and hard to find US Paper Money: Errors, Large Size Notes, National Banknotes,  Colonial Currency, Confederate Currency, and Obsolete Currency

We have over 23,000+ paper money specimens up for auction and continually re-stock as more become available. 

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Extreme RARE 1898 Bank OF Nova Scotia $5 by John Doull PayPal

Extreme RARE 1898 Bank OF Nova Scotia $5 by John Doull

Price: $79,821.24 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 21h 42m
$20 UNION BANK FRENCHTOWN NJ BLAZING ORANGE RED PCGS 63 GEM PayPal

$20 UNION BANK FRENCHTOWN NJ BLAZING ORANGE RED PCGS 63 GEM

Price: $19,500.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 18d 8h 10m
$20 **SPECIMEN** American Bank Note Company PMG 65 epq Only 1 known !!! PayPal

$20 **SPECIMEN** American Bank Note Company PMG 65 epq Only 1 known !!!

Price: $18,500.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 16d 17h 30m
$10 UNION BANK FRENCHTOWN NJ BLAZING ORANGE RED PCGS 63PPQ PayPal

$10 UNION BANK FRENCHTOWN NJ BLAZING ORANGE RED PCGS 63PPQ

Price: $16,500.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 24d 8h 35m
Ohio, Kirtland $3 1837 Kirtland Safety Society Bank PMG VF25 "Anti-Banking" Jose PayPal

Ohio,  Kirtland $3 1837 Kirtland Safety Society Bank PMG VF25 "Anti-Banking" Jose

Price: $14,175.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 12d 17h 36m
Ohio, Kirtland $100 1837 Kirtland Safety Society Bank PMG VF35 Joseph Smith PayPal

Ohio,  Kirtland $100 1837 Kirtland Safety Society Bank PMG VF35 Joseph Smith

Price: $13,650.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 12d 17h 36m
SINGLE DIGIT Serial Number 8 - State of North Carolina $2 - CGA Graded CU62 OPQ PayPal

SINGLE DIGIT Serial Number 8 - State of North Carolina $2 - CGA Graded CU62 OPQ

Price: $11,155.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 5d 6h 37m
Kirtland $5 Re-signed F-VF PayPal

Kirtland $5 Re-signed F-VF

Price: $9,450.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 7h 14m
Kirtland $1 PCGS Choice VF35 PayPal

Kirtland $1 PCGS Choice VF35

Price: $7,350.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 23d 14h 38m
UNITED STATES 1899 $5 Silver Certificate, PCGS Very Fine 30 PayPal

UNITED STATES 1899 $5 Silver Certificate,  PCGS Very Fine 30

Price: $6,950.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 9h 16m
c 1830 Copper Engraved Printing Plate. Farmers and Mechanics Bank Complete Sheet PayPal

c 1830 Copper Engraved Printing Plate. Farmers and Mechanics Bank Complete Sheet

Price: $6,950.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 15h 38m
Ohio, Kirtland $1 1837 Kirtland Safety Society Bank PMG VF20 Net Joseph Smith PayPal

Ohio,  Kirtland $1 1837 Kirtland Safety Society Bank PMG VF20 Net Joseph Smith

Price: $5,775.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 12d 17h 36m
Before the Civil Ware there was no such thing as United States government paper money.  During the Revolutionary War the states and the Continental Congress printed so much paper money to finance their expenses that its value evaporated.  As a result, when the Constitution was written, it contained the words, "No stat shall...make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts."  Because of this the government avoided issuing paper money until the Civil War, and even then it was issued under limited circumstances.  The first type of paper money, Demand Notes, even bore interest.

Most of the paper money issued by the United States over the next century was, in fact, redeemable for gold or silver.  There are many different kinds of American paper money.  Their names, usually found at the top of the note as a heading, and often the colors of their seals indicate the law that authorized their issue and the nature of their backing. 

Almost all United States paper currency bears a date, but this is not necessarily the year it was actually printed.  It was the year of the act authorizing the series or the year the series went into production.  The signature combinations on banknotes can often be use to date them. 

Originally, paper money was larger than today.  Until 1928, the bills were about 7 1/2" by 3 1/8".  Beginning with the series of 1928 (release 1929) they have been 6 1/8" by 2 5/8".  The fractional notes of the Civil War were smaller than current notes, but varied in size.

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