Large Size Federal Reserve Notes $5 Fr-832a to Fr-891c

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.

Large Size-Federal Reserve Notes

Large Size Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) were issued under the Federal Reserve Act, Dec. 23, 1913. All denominations from $1 to $10,000 were issued to all 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

The first series was the issue of 1914 and was issued with Red Seal and Blue Seals. They were issued in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. The Red Seals are a lot more valuable than the Blue seals.

The second issue was the series of 1918. It featured a Blue Seal and was in denominations of $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000.

  • $500 bears a portrait of John Marshall
  • $1,000 bears portrait of Alexander Hamilton
  • $5,000 bears a portrait of our 4th President James Madison. (8 are known)
  • $10,000 bears a portrait of Salmon Portland Chase. (4 are known)

The main difference of the Federal Reserve Notes was that the obligation to pay the bearer was borne by the United States Treasurer, not the individual banks. Whereas the Federal Reserve Bank Notes was obligated to pay the bearer on its notes, not the US Government.

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Fr.-851a* 1914 $5 FRN Star Ser. # B1918135* PMG CH-63
This is a very clean example of the 1914 $ FRN from the New York district. This notes has no rips, tears, pinholes, folds or marks. It is a true UNC note. The only thing that keeps out from the GEM status is the front top margin. ...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 7223 Price: SOLD

Fr.-871a* 1914 $5 Chicago FRN Star Ser. # G1320144* PMG VF-10
SALE!
$250
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This is a 1914 $10 FRN from the Chicago District. The serial number is G1320144* and it is in a PMG-10 Holder, There are 56 known as of Jan 2014. Nice note for the price....
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3728 Price: $350.00

Fr.-879a* 1914 $5 FRN Star (8 known) Ser. # I209401* PMG VF-25
SALE!
$1,950
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This is a very rare FR-879a*, or a 1914 $5 FRN star from the Minneapolis district. The serial number is I209401*. There are only 10 known to exist. It resides in a PMG-25 holder with NO rips, tears, o...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3705 Price: $2,250.00

Fr.-886 1914 $5 Dallas FRN Ser. # K15923622A PMG VF-35EPQ
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$475
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Here is another Dallas note from my private collection. It is a 1914 $5 FRN from the Dallas District. It has a serial number of K15923622A and is in a PMG-35EPQ hplder. This note is totally original w...
Added: 4/1/2010 Views: 3693 Price: $550.00

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