Large Size Legal Tenders $1 Fr-16 to Fr-40

During the Civil War, both the North as well as the South developed their own currency. Ripped apart by war and teetering on bankruptcy, Congress ordered the printing of a number of notes. These Large Size Notes were commonly called horse blankets because of their dimensions. Issued from 1861 to 1928, their original size was approximately 7.42 inches by 3.13 inches. Cost cutting measures have reduced todays note to the more familiar 6.14 inches by 2.61 inches. Demand Notes or Greenbacks minted only in 1861 represent Americas first type of Federal Bank money.

All notes that was printed and issued to the public is still legal tender today and can be redeemed to any bank for face value. They exception is the 1900 $10,000 gold certificate that was tossed out of a window during a fire in 1936. They were punched cancelled and therefor have no face value for redemption except for collectors.

United States Legal Tender (United States Notes) notes consisted of five issues:

  • The first issue of March 10, 1862, was issued in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000. There are two seperate obligationson the reverse side of these notes.
  • The second issue, dated August 1, 1862, was confined to $1 and $2 notes, although the face design does indicate that a $3 denomination was planned, but not released.
  • The third issue, dated March 10, 1863, was printed in the same denominations as the first issue, but changes were made to the back design.
  • The fourth issue was printed under authority of the Congressional Act of March 3rd, 1863. These notes were issued from $1 to $10,000 denominations and included the of Series 1869, 1874, 1878, 1880, 1907, 1917 and 1923, with all except the 1869 notes carrying the designation "United States Note." The 1869 series was designated as "Treasury Note." The United States introduced paper with silk threads as a deterrent to counterfeiting with the Series 1869 notes.
  • The fifth issue was limited to the $10 denomination series of 1901. (The Bison Note). These notes were issued under the authority of the Legal Tender Acts of 1862 and 1863.

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14 Notes Found (Exclude Star Notes)

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Fr.-16c (Mis labeled by PMG)1862 $1 Legal Tender Ser. 40606 in a PMG-63 EPQ
SALE!
$2,550
22% Off
This 1862 $1 Legal Tender note is NOT a Fr.-16 as PMG says but a scarcer Fr.-16c version. The series # 259 is to the right of the date and there is NO ABC monogram at the middle right. I wil...
Added: 4/3/2015 Views: 2123 Price: $3,250.00

Fr.-18 1869 $1 Legal Tender (Rainbow Note) # V2863828 PCGS-58PPQ
SALE!
$2,885
8% Off
This is the famous 1869 $1 Legal Tender commonly referred to as the Rainbow Note. It received its name because of the beautiful Rainbow Colors across the face. The face features a portrait of Presiden...
Added: 11/7/2014 Views: 4054 Price: $3,150.00

Fr.-36 1917 $1 Legal Tender PMG-63PPQ & GE Serial # B53A
SALE!
$1,350
18% Off
Another in a series of two-digit serial numbered Legal Tenders from the B-A block. It took me quite a while to acquire all of these. Serial Number B53A is certified by PMG as A Choice Uncirculated-63E...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 1173 Price: $1,650.00

(SOLD)

Fr.-36 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star Note Ser. 3325479B PCGS 67PPQ
PCGS POP 1/ tied. This is tied for the finest 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star note known (I have the other one as well), or for that matter any Large Size Star Note, that I have ever seen by either PMG or PCGS. The serial number on this one is *3325479B. This i...
Added: 8/23/2012 Views: 7306 Price: SOLD

Fr.-36* 1917 $1 Legal Tender STAR *3657711B PMG AU-58
SALE!
$1,575
47% Off
This is a ver nice and well centered 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star note. I purchased this note as a Uncirculated star note. It seems that it did not quite make it. I still have a hard time trying to locat...
Added: 5/18/2010 Views: 3789 Price: $2,960.00

(SOLD)

Fr.-36* 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star Ser. # *3325480B PCGS Superb GEM-67PPQ
PCGS POP 1/ tied. This is tied for the finest 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star note known (I have the other one as well), or for that matter any Large Size Star Note, that Ive ever seen by either PMG or PCGS. The serial number on this one is *3325480B. This is o...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 7404 Price: SOLD

Fr.-36* 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star Ser. # *4003699B PMG VF-25
SALE!
$375
40% Off
Here is a 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star note. This note is commonly referred to as the Woodchopper of Pioneer Family note. This is a decent star for the type collector. There are no rips, tears or pinhol...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3899 Price: $625.00

Fr.-36* 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star Ser. # *806109B PMG VF-35
SALE!
$490
50% Off
Here is a very collectible 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star note. It faces up better than the grade. Look at the back to get a better feel for the grade. A nice note for the grade with no rips, tears, pinho...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3836 Price: $975.00

(SOLD)

Fr.-37* 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star Ser. # *8714428B PCGS Superb GEM-67PPQ
PCGS POP 1/none finer. PCGS-67PPQ for a Large Size Star Note? This is the finest 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star note, or for that matter any Large Size Star Note, that I have ever seen by either PMG or PCGS. The next highest PCSG grade in this star note is a P...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 7335 Price: SOLD

Fr.-37a 1917 $1 Legal Tender Ser. # H13592152A PMG-64EPQ
SALE!
$1,850
16% Off
There are only 104 examples of this reverse signature combination note. The Fr-37a at was at one time considered a error note, until it was given its own FR number. This 1917 $1 Legal Tender note has ...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3918 Price: $2,195.00

Fr.-39 1917 $1 Legal Tender Uncirculated Ser. # T2A PMG-63EPQ
I finally found it! I've been searching for this note since late 2003 when I acquired the T1A note. This Fr-39 is the mate to my other Fr-39, serial number T1A that I purchased in 2003 at a Stacks sale in New York. I now can offer a matching 2 piece set. ...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3995 Price: $5,850.00

Fr.-39 1917 $1 Legal Tender (Unique) PMG-62 Serial # T1A
THIS NOTE IS UNIQUE! This 1917 $1 Legal Tender note is Unique to the FR # as it is only the 4th serial number one note known on all 1917 Legal Tenders. This is one of the highlights of the Jhon E Cash Collection. I purchased this note at the Stacks Sale ...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 5305 Price: $29,500.00

Fr.-39* 1917 $1 Legal Tender STAR *12462491B PCGS EF-40
SALE!
$825
57% Off
This is a ver nice and well centered 1917 $1 Legal Tender Star note. This note is from the Famous Rickey Collection that was auctioned off a few years ago. The serial number is *12462491B and is in a ...
Added: 5/18/2010 Views: 3805 Price: $1,900.00

Fr.-40 1923 $1 Legal Tender Star Ser. *4429D PCGS 65PPQ
SALE!
$3,950
19% Off
Thios is one great GEM 1923 $1 Lewgal Tender Star Note. This attractive and fully embossed $1 replacement star Legal Tender is from the small run of four-digit replacments enumerated in the cen...
Added: 1/13/2011 Views: 4379 Price: $4,895.00

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