First Issue 1862 5 Cents Fractional Currency - Civil War Era - Fine or Better Condition
- Fine or Better Condition.
- The obverse features brown printing and an image of a five cent Thomas Jefferson stamp.
Fractional Currency, also known as Postage Currency, was first issued in 1862 as a response to widespread hoarding of small change during the Civil War. Printed in five separate issues, Fractional Currency circulated up until 1876, and has proved to be very popular with collectors.