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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: $71,675.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 2h 12m
$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: 21d 12h 40m
$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: 27d 13h 5m
Extremely Rare North Carolina Gold Rush Map and Obsolete Bank Note PayPal

Extremely Rare North Carolina  Gold Rush Map and Obsolete Bank Note

Price: $14,999.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 17d 18h 37m
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: $14,445.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 15d 22h 6m
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: $13,910.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 15d 22h 6m
$3 1837 Kirtland Safety Society ANTI Banking Co. Rust 14 PCGS 30 A PayPal

$3  1837  Kirtland Safety Society ANTI Banking Co.  Rust 14  PCGS 30 A

Price: $13,000.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 10d 22h 56m
$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: $12,500.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 19d 22h
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: 8d 11h 7m
Kirtland $5 Re-signed F-VF PayPal

Kirtland $5 Re-signed F-VF

Price: $9,450.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 11h 44m
Kirtland $1 PCGS Choice VF35 PayPal

Kirtland $1 PCGS Choice VF35

Price: $7,350.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 19h 8m
American Bank Note Company 1000 GREEK DRAHME 1926 PayPal

American Bank Note Company 1000 GREEK DRAHME 1926

Price: $7,000.00
Buy It Now: $10,000.00
Time Left: 5d 2h 16m
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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