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Third Issue: 12/5/1864—08/16/1869

Like the email Spam artists of today, fractional counterfeiters were relentless, and in many cases, gifted, in their specialty. The U.S. Bureau of Engraving was in full swing by the time of the Third Issue's advent, and they worked ardently to produce notes that by their sheer artistry should have thwarted most counterfeit attempts; but they didn't. Issue three has most extensive list of denominations, five, and the most varieties, 78, of any other of the five issues.

Following the lead of larger denominations, all the notes of the third issue save the three-cent note (used mainly to buy postage stamps, which cost three cents) carried either autographed or printed signatures, usually of the Register and Treasurer. They were issued on better, high fiber paper with reverses that came in different colors for the same obverse. Hardly noticeable letters or numbers were hidden like Easter eggs around designs that had grown as intricate as Oriental mandalas; again, all painstakingly instituted to keep the business of printing money exclusively in the hands of the U.S. government. Denominations include 3, 5, 10, 25, and 50-cent notes (of which there were two distinct types). There was a 15-cent type printed in "specimen" form, but never generally distributed. The Third issue brought with it a level of artistry and effort heretofore unheard of with fractional notes, a level that would be sustained for the remaining two issues.

Third Issue Fifteen Cent Notes

Specimen Sherman Grant Obverse and Reverse

 

 

Intended For General Distribution,The Issuance Of The Sherman Grant Bill Was Halted When Congress Passed The Act Forbidding The Image Of Any Living Person On Currency.

 

 

Existing Examples Are Rare, And Available Only In "Specimen" Form. The Most Highly Prized Are Notes With The Original "Wide" Margins. The Two Notes Here Are Closely Matched In Both Quality (About New), And Ample Margins.

 

 

The Obverse Has Minor Creasing In The Upper And Lower Margins, But The Graphic Appears Untouched And Maintains Deep Ink AND A "PPQ"--Premium Paper Quality Designation From PCGS.

 

 

The Slightly Higher Rated Reverse Has Minor Creasing, Again In The Margins, A Slight Press Ink Stain, And A Bit Of Wrinkling Along The Top And Left Margins. Designated As "Choice" by PCGS.

 

The Paper On Both Notes Is Textured.

 

 

Eye Appeal Off The Charts.

 

 

 

 

FR 1372 Face Specimen About New 53 PPQ
FR 1372 Back Specimen Choice About New 55

 

 


 


$1999.00


     

   

 

     

       

                                           

 

3 Cent Fractional

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3 Cent Fractional

Third Issue Three Cent Note Dark Background

Washington Portrait Partially Encircled By Wreath

The Sole Three Cent Produced In The Fractional Series

It's Real Value Was, Like The Three-Cent Silver Piece Produced Concurrently, It Could Be Used To Buy A Three-Cent Postage Stamp. No crease, stains, or holes. It has sharp corners and good ink. This is the rarer dark curtain variety and a nice note. See photo.

 

EF

 

FR 1227

 

$119.00

       

        

 

        

Third Issue Three Cent Note Light Background

Washington Portrait Partially Encircled By Wreath

The Sole Three Cent Produced In The Fractional Series

It's Real Value Was, Like The Three-Cent Silver Piece Produced Concurrently, It Could Be Used To Buy A Three-Cent Postage Stamp. Light handling shows on this handsome example. Sharp corners, ash white front and green tinged reverse. Good margins all around.

 

Strong EF to AU

 

FR 1226

 

$89.00

           

                

 


Third Issue Three Cent Note Light Background

Washington Portrait Partially Encircled By Wreath

 

The Sole Three Cent Produced In The Fractional Series

It's Real Value Was, Like The Three-Cent Silver Piece Produced Concurrently, It Could Be Used To Buy A Three-Cent Postage Stamp, Allowing A Lonely Soldier To Send A Letter Back Home.

Beautifully Centered and Margined, Strong Ink

 

AU/UNC

 

FR 1226

 

$129.00

           

               

 

 


Third Issue Three Cent Note Light Background

 

Washington Portrait Partially Encircled By Wreath

 

he Sole Three Cent Produced In The Fractional Series

 

An Uncirculated Three Cent bill. This One Has All The Earmarks Needed For An UNC Grade. The Paper Is Birch White And Crisp. The Ink Is Deep, And The Lines Are Clean. The Margins Are Outstanding Front And Back.

FR 1226

 




$149.00

           

               

 

 


Third Issue Three Cent Note Light Background

 

Washington Portrait Partially Encircled By Wreath

 

 

PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58

 

If I were collecting fractionals for the best deal for the least money I would collect graded 35 Choice, and graded 58 Choice. Both can include notes that leave you scrathing your head wondering why they didn't grade higher. This is a gorgeous bill. On the reverse it has a note "hinged" which mainly applies to stamps and means that there should be some residue, but none is seen and it's not enough to make the grade "apparent" or "net" so I don't know why they even include it. Beautiful bill. See photo.

 

 

FR 1227

 

PMG AU 58 EPQ Choice

 

 

 


$139.00

      

  

 

 

   

Third Issue Three Cent Note Light Background

 

Washington Portrait Partially Encircled By Wreath

 

The Sole Three Cent Produced In The Fractional Series.

 

It's Real Value Was, Like The Three-Cent Nickel That Replaced It, It Could Be Used To Buy A Three-Cent Postage Stamp, Allowing A Lonely Soldier To Send A Letter Back Home

 

This Is A Very Clean Ane Well-Detailed Note On Light Vanilla-Gray Stock. Graded By PMG, It Reetains Its Original Crispness And Embossing, As Indicated By The Assignment of "EPQ" (Exceptional Paper Quality) By PMG.

 

FR 1226

 

 

PMG 53 EPQ


 

 

$129.00



    

 

   

Third Issue Three Cent Note Light Background

 

 

 

Washington Portrait Partially Encircled By Wreath

 

 

 

The first and second issues of fractional currency were without signatures (printed). Of the third issue, the three cent was the only denomination not signed.

 

 

This light curtain variety gets a "choice" 58 with Premium Paper Quality. In short, like others of like grade, it looks uncirculated. Paper is bright, strong ink. Front margins are superior, and the back is a bit tight on the left. Oodles of eye appeal.

 

 

 

 


 


$159.00

       

    

 

 



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