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Banknotes of the United States

Early banking in the United States was largely decentralized. Although there were several attempts at a central bank, notably by Alexander Hamilton in 1791, none of them persisted for more than 20 years. The first centralized banknotes were printed in 1914. From 1914 to 1928, United States banknotes were much larger than they are today. They were only slimmed down to their modern profile in 1928 when the Federal Reserve had to lessen operating costs.

The modern $1 note debuted in 1963, although it had existed sporadically prior as a silver certificate. The $2 note existed as a large note prior to 1928's redesign and survived until 1966, at which point it was discontinued temporarily. The $2 note was revived in 1976 and continues to be printed today despite... Read more

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1882 Bradford NB PA $10 Date Back Fr. 545 CH 2470 Bill Currency Note

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

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High Grade 1882 $100 Gold Certificate Fr. 1214 Dollar Bill

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
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$5 $10 $20 $50 1914 Large Size Fed. Reserve Notes

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Lot (2) 1929 $100 FR Bank of Chicago Notes

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

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Los Angeles CA $20 1929 Ty. 1 Security-First NB

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

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1st NB Birmingham Alabama $20 1929 Ty. 1 Ch. 3185

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
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Central NB Oakland California $10 1929 Ty 1 #9502

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1929 $20 Houston Texas Ty. 2 NB Commerce #10225

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Sunrise, FL, USA

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$20 1929 California 1st NB Long Beach Ty. 1 #11873

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Sunrise, FL, USA

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$20 1929 Ty. 2  Anglo California NB San Fran #9174

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

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$5 1929 Ty. 1  Anglo California NB San Fran #9174

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Sunrise, FL, USA

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$10 1929 Union NB Ventura California Ty. 1 #12996

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Sunrise, FL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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High Grade 1928 $100 Gold Certificate Fr. 2405

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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Great Condition 1907 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 1172

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Rare 1882 Brn Seal Allentown PA  National $5 Bill

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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1902 $10 NB Of West Grove PA, National Bill #2669

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
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1902 $5 Lexington Kentucky National Currency Note

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Sunrise, FL, USA

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1902 $10 1st NB Carnegie PA National Currency Note

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

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UNSIGNED 1902 $5 Gettysburg NB PA National Note

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

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1902 $10 NB of Allentown PA National Currency Note

May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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1929 $20 NATIONAL CURRENCY TYPE 1 1ST NATL BANK OF BIRMINGHAM CH VF MINOR SPLIT

June 7, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

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