During the Roaring Twenties, United States paper money changed dramatically. At the end of the decade, the American Public was introduced to small size currency for the first time, which, after many design variations, we still use today. But, before the small size currency circulated freely through our economy, large size currency was made and used for many decades. The folding cash of every person prior to 1928, and even for a short time after then, was in the form of large size currency. The large size currency authorized by the United States Treasury came in many forms. Gold Certificate large size currency and silver certificate large size currency are two examples of large size currency notes.
United States Notes made as large size currency and, similar in name to what we use today, Federal Reserve large size currency notes were circulated heavily. These large size currency notes, along with the National large size currency series notes are some other examples of the different types of large size currency our government either printed or authorized for printing by a third party over the decades between the 20’s and the beginning of a nationalized currency system that came about during the Civil War. Large size currency has a particular allure to notaphilists and numismatists in that it recalls an era surrounding the ideals and principles of the American Dream. Everything was big back then, from the buildings and ships to the hopes of the little guy trying to carve out a place for himself in the booming American economy, and the large size currency was no exception in size as it symbolized those hopes and achievements. As with anything collectible, large size currency rides on the back of conditional standards.
For large size currency to carry any significant value, it must be in a condition that is considered well preserved. Rips or small tears as well as folds, stains, pinholes or bank stamps will considerably diminish the value of any note from the large size currency era. Some large size currency releases will have limited value, even in a great condition, simply due to an overpopulation of that particular note. On the other hand, some very rare notes can be very valuable, even in a poor condition.
The currency professionals at Nevada Coin & Jewelry have many decades of collective experience in evaluating the condition and rarity of large size currency. If you are looking to sell your large size currency and would like to have the best cash offer, just bring your collection or large size currency into any of the Nevada Coin & Jewelry locations serving the Las Vegas community today.