$1 1928 United States Note or Legal
the only small size red seal issued by
the BEP in a one dollar denomination!
The iconic Fr. 1500—a catalog number so well known that
the mere mention of
“Fr. 1500” immediately conjures a mental image.
ONE YEAR TYPE
This note was printed
for a two-month period during April and May of 1933. However, the United States
released them into Puerto Rico
during the recession of 1948-1949 to avoid confusion on the mainland. The
Treasury Department feared the banks would have difficulty sorting them so they
decided to isolate these pieces. Remarkably, they made their way back to the
mainland and are now a sought-after collectible item.
The reverse of this
note has a “funny back” that is also found on the $1 1928 and 1934 Silver
Most examples of the
Fr. 1500 come poorly centered and stars are very difficult to locate.
Even the worst
condition examples are HIGHLY desirable because they are a scarce piece with a
Don’t settle for the
story without the evidence.
critical component to EVERY collection of United States paper money
please REFER to the SCAN to EVALUATE the CENTERING, EMBOSSING, INKS,
ALIGNMENT, etc to formulate an independent
opinion as to the quality and suitability of the piece, the use your own
impression to decide the amount to bid
with some edge fraying