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: $80,676.08 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 9d 21h 31m
$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: 4d 20h 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: 27d 17h 19m
$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: 4d 20h 9m
SINGLE DIGIT Serial Number 8 - State of North Carolina $2 Bill - CGA Graded CU62 PayPal

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

Price: $11,155.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 16d 6h 26m
Kirtland $5 Re-signed F-VF PayPal

Kirtland $5 Re-signed F-VF

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

Kirtland $1 PCGS Choice VF35

Price: $7,000.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 14h 27m
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: 7d 15h 28m
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: $5,200.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 24d 11h 15m
1850's - 1860's Mount Zion Indiana 25 Cent Note LION Wolka Plate Note UNIQUE PayPal

1850's - 1860's Mount Zion Indiana 25 Cent Note LION Wolka Plate Note UNIQUE

Price: $3,999.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 12d 11h 39m
$3 1806 NANTUCKET BANK NANTUCKET MA SPURIOUS ISSUE? PCGS VF25 WHALE ENGRAVING* PayPal

$3 1806 NANTUCKET BANK NANTUCKET MA SPURIOUS ISSUE? PCGS VF25 WHALE ENGRAVING*

Price: $3,750.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 11h 32m
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.