Welcome to United States Paper Money Collector!

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

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

Price: $81,165.95 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 10d 22h 41m
Lot of 400 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Canal Bank $20 PMG Gem Unc 66 EPQ PayPal

Lot of 400 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Canal Bank $20 PMG Gem Unc 66 EPQ

Price: $51,600.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 13h 58m
Lot of 300 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Canal Bank $20 PMG Gem Unc 65 EPQ PayPal

Lot of 300 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Canal Bank $20 PMG Gem Unc 65 EPQ

Price: $32,700.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 13h 59m
$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: 14d 17h 9m
$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: 28d 18h 29m
Lot of 200 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Canal Bank $5 PMG Ch. Unc 64 Majority EPQ PayPal

Lot of 200 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Canal Bank $5 PMG Ch. Unc 64 Majority EPQ

Price: $17,800.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 11h 58m
$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: 14d 17h 9m
Lot of 120 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Citizens Bank $5 PMG Gem Unc 66 PayPal

Lot of 120 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Citizens Bank $5 PMG Gem Unc 66

Price: $15,480.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 11h 58m
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: 24d 18h 35m
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: 24d 18h 35m
Lot of 150 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Canal Bank $20 PMG Ch. Unc 64 PayPal

Lot of 150 Notes Louisiana New Orleans Canal Bank $20 PMG Ch. Unc 64

Price: $13,350.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 20h 51m
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: 17d 7h 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.