The Ultimate Guide to Small Size United States Currency


It seems like Large Size currency lovers have it all: an expansive census by Martin Gengerke, complete coverage in the Friedberg Paper of the United States guide, a plethora of rare National Bank Notes to choose from, and plenty of market demand for their notes. As long as the USA paper money hobby stays alive, so too will the thirst for Large Size note rarities and popular types. Where does that leave people who like to collect notes from the series of 1928 onward?

Small Size currency lovers, rejoice! The Standard Guide to Small-Size U.S. Paper Money (1928 to date) by John Schwartz and Scott Lindquist is the must-have book when it comes collecting modern small size type notes and all variations in between.

The “Standard Guide” covers everything a small size currency lover would want to know, from $1 notes up to $10,000 notes (plus a page on the $100,000 bill for the dreamers 🙂 ). For starters, it’s one of the largest compendiums of small size note prices, containing valuations for Very Fine, Uncirculated, and Gem Uncirculated note conditions. Additionally, it offers invaluable information about note production numbers listed by Federal Reserve Bank or by series (for Legal Tender Notes, Gold Certificates and Silver Certificates). Production numbers for both regular AND star notes are included, not mention block by block counts for some less common note types.

This guidebook also book caters to those with specific small size note tastes. Documentation of mule notes is complete and expansive. Hawaii notes, North Africa Silver Certificates, and experimental “R and S” notes are also covered. You can even read up on the latest valuations of small size uncut sheets and changeover pairs. To top it off, the “Standard Guide” includes a list of all signers of USA currency from 1928 to present.

This information is crucial to identifying and pricing rare small size notes, and the authors’ no holds barred approach to providing useful information is impressive and praiseworthy. Without this guide, small size notes – both rare and common – would get lost in the shuffle of the constantly evolving currency market. Thankfully, John Schwartz and Scott Lindquist have provided the necessary nerve center for small sized note collecting that was absent for many years. Now, you can make better informed decisions when it comes time to buy new notes or sell your collection.

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