Fabulous Fall Coin Consignments Auction 3 of 7 Day - 3
Oct 20, 2021
148 Route 73 Suite 3-184 Voorhees, NJ 08043 USA, United States

600+ Lots of premium Numismatics from around the Country including; Morgans, Peace $'s, Rare Type coinage, Rare Gold, Lg cents, ½ cents, Indians, Bust coinage, Barber coinage, Buffalo's, Currency, VAM's, Varieties, Errors, NGC/PCGS/SEGS Slabs, Original rolls of Morgans plus much, much more.....
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LOT 610:

1874 25c Fractional Currency, 5th Issue, Short Key Fr-1309 Graded xf40 EPQ By PMG. Fractional or postage currency ...

Sold for: $150
Start price:
$ 14
Estimated price:
$25 - $100
Buyer's Premium: 20%
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1874 25c Fractional Currency, 5th Issue, Short Key Fr-1309 Graded xf40 EPQ By PMG. Fractional or postage currency has a rich history. At the beginning of the Civil War people starting hoarding coins for their precious metal content. Coins became difficult to find because of the hoarding. People started to try to use stamps instead of coins as a means of commerce. The government decided to help ease the hoarding issue by issuing “paper coins” also known as postage currency or fractional currency. Fractional currency was first issued on August 21, 1862 and they were last issued on February 15, 1876. Three cents, five cents, ten cents, twenty-five cents, and fifty cents notes were all issued. Fractional currency is physically smaller than other United States money. It also does not have a serial number.