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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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$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: 22d 19h 7m
1837 $3 Kirtland Safety Society Bank Ohio Obsolete Note Anti-Banking OH245G6a PM PayPal

1837 $3 Kirtland Safety Society Bank Ohio Obsolete Note Anti-Banking OH245G6a PM

Price: $10,900.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 16h
1837 $100 Kirtland Safety Society Bank Ohio Obsolete Note OH245G18 PMG VF35 Choi PayPal

1837 $100 Kirtland Safety Society Bank Ohio Obsolete Note OH245G18 PMG VF35 Choi

Price: $10,900.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 16h
Kirtland $1 PCGS Choice VF35 PayPal

Kirtland $1 PCGS Choice VF35

Price: $7,350.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 8d 15h 19m
QPM - 1837 - $10 - JOSEPH SMITH SIGNATURE - Ohio - KIRTLAND - PMG 25 NET PayPal

QPM - 1837 - $10 - JOSEPH SMITH SIGNATURE - Ohio - KIRTLAND - PMG 25 NET

Price: $5,900.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 8d 21h 43m
1840 $5000 Bank of United States, Philadelphia, PA, US-3 G106, PMG 45 NET PayPal

1840 $5000 Bank of United States,  Philadelphia,  PA,  US-3 G106,  PMG 45 NET

Price: $5,500.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 16d 20h 13m
Kirtland OH $2 1837 Obsolete Currency Ch #OH245G4 Kirtland SSB PMG Fine12NET PayPal

Kirtland OH $2 1837 Obsolete Currency Ch #OH245G4 Kirtland SSB PMG Fine12NET

Price: $4,906.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 24d 9h 25m
LDS $5 1837 Kirtland Safety Society Bank Rust 7 PMG 58 LIGHTLY USED MORMON NOTE PayPal

LDS $5 1837 Kirtland Safety Society Bank Rust 7 PMG 58 LIGHTLY USED MORMON NOTE

Price: $4,295.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 14h 25m
1863 HIGH GRADE $10 North Carolina Obsolete Note Collection - 12 notes Civil War PayPal

1863 HIGH GRADE $10 North Carolina Obsolete Note Collection - 12 notes Civil War

Price: $3,995.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 13h 43m
Obsolete $20 B M DuRell & Co Boise Idaho Territory PCGS 50 Very RARE 1st on Ebay PayPal

Obsolete $20 B M DuRell & Co Boise Idaho Territory PCGS 50 Very RARE 1st on Ebay

Price: $3,779.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 19d 9h 35m
1862 $5 State Of Georgia Milledgeville Obsolete CCU PMG Original Pack PayPal

1862 $5 State Of Georgia Milledgeville Obsolete CCU PMG Original Pack

Price: $3,750.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 13d 22h 26m
Rust 72 50C 1849 White Valley Note LDS Mormon Paper Money WELL EMBOSSED PayPal

Rust 72 50C 1849 White Valley Note LDS Mormon Paper Money WELL EMBOSSED

Price: $3,595.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 23d 18h 31m
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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