Small Size Federal Reserve Bank Notes $100 - 1929

Small Size Notes-1928 to Present

After 68 years of prosperity, our large size currency felt the impact of modern times. So the large size US curency note came to an end due to the economics of the times. Tons of ink and paper were required to produce our currency to an ever expanding economy. The currency needed to fulfill this new demand was astronomical. The government realized that many millions of dollars could be saved if our currency was reduced in size. This was the direction the US Government took as on July 10, 1929 the first of the new small sized notes were placed into general circulation.

The new small sized notes were reduced in size from 7.42 inches by 3.13 inches to 6.14 inches ,X 2.61 inches. This cost cutting measures saved the government millions of dollars in ink and paper annually.

Small Size-Federal Reserve Bank Notes

Small size Federal Reserve Bank Notes (FRBNs) of 1929 was a one-year emergency issue. Issued in 1933 in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denomoations, they all featured a distinct Brown Seal. Not all banks issued all denominations. Although they are all obsolete, most are still readily available for collectors. FRBN stars notes are highly sought after and are very rare in certain denominations. According to the Jhon E Cash Census, there are an estimated 1,215 star notes known. They differed from Federal Reserve Notes in that they could be redeemed only at the Federal Reserve bank that issued them.

They were issued only as an emergency issue in 1933 using the same paper stock used for National Bank Notes. This emergency issue was prompted by the public hoarding of cash because of the many bank failures happening at the time. This also limited the ability of the ,National Banks to issue notes of their own. They were phased out within 2 years, but served their purpose dutifully. As small size notes, they have brown seals and serial numbers, the same as National Bank Notes of the era.

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Fr.-1890D* 1929 $100 Cleveland FRBN STAR Error (Under Inked) Ser. D00003918* Raw
This is a very well pedigreed 1929 FRBN Star error. This is one of the very few errors known on a $100 FRBN Star. There are only 12 1929 $100 Cleveland FRBN stars known in The Jhon E Cash FRBN Star Census. The serial number is D00003918*. I am going to t...
Added: 4/3/2015 Views: 4574 Price: $5,900.00

Fr.-1890D*1929 $100 Clev (Finest Known) PMG VF-30EPQ Serial # D00003920*
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POP1/0 finer. This is a 1929 $100 FRBN Star note is from the Cleveland District of which only 9 are known. This PMG VF-30EPQ $100 FRBN star is the FINEST KNOWN of the nine known. Most are in fine or b...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 4583 Price: $5,900.00

Fr.-1890I 1929 $100 Minneapolis Ser. I00094671A VF
A nice circulated example of a 1929 $100 Federal Reserve Bank Note from the ever tough Minneapolis district. There are no rips, tears of pinholes. A solid VF with no soiling. The serial number is I00094671A. Minneapolis is always one of the key districts...
Added: 7/19/2010 Views: 4577 Price: $255.00


Fr.-1890K* 1929 $100 Dallas FRBN Star (2 known) Ser. # K00009700* PMG F-15
This extremely rare 1929 $100 Dallas FRBN star note comes from the Jhon E Cash Collection of FRBN Stars. This was the very first Dallas $100 FRBN star discovered back in 2003. There are now two known. This note previously sold for over $43,000 in the firs...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 4639 Price: SOLD

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