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: $81,804.61 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 16h 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: 1d 11h 27m
$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: 15d 12h 47m
$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: 1d 11h 27m
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: 4d 1h 54m
Kirtland $5 Re-signed F-VF PayPal

Kirtland $5 Re-signed F-VF

Price: $9,450.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 2h 31m
QPM - KIRTLAND $10 - 1837 - JOSEPH SMITH SIGNATURE - PMG VF 25 NET - ULTRA RARE PayPal

QPM - KIRTLAND $10 - 1837 - JOSEPH SMITH SIGNATURE - PMG VF 25 NET - ULTRA RARE

Price: $7,500.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 12d 6h 43m
Kirtland $1 PCGS Choice VF35 PayPal

Kirtland $1 PCGS Choice VF35

Price: $7,350.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 9h 55m
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: 25d 10h 55m
$2 1862 UNION BANK of TENNESSEE NASHVILLE TN PCGS VF25 AMAZING COLOR ISSUED NOTE PayPal

$2 1862 UNION BANK of TENNESSEE NASHVILLE TN PCGS VF25 AMAZING COLOR ISSUED NOTE

Price: $5,000.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 19d 4h 45m
1862 $1 *RARE CERTIFIED FOLD OVER ERROR* VIRGINIA TREASURY NOTE! PayPal

1862 $1 *RARE CERTIFIED FOLD OVER ERROR* VIRGINIA TREASURY NOTE!

Price: $4,999.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 12h 20m
$140 1854 PALMER & BALDWIN CERTIFICATE of DEPOSIT RATTLESNAKE BAR CA PCGS VF30 PayPal

$140 1854 PALMER & BALDWIN CERTIFICATE of DEPOSIT RATTLESNAKE BAR CA PCGS VF30

Price: $4,250.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 18d 16h 53m
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.