10¢ Fractional Note (Well Circulated) - 1874
10¢ Fractional Note (Well Circulated) - 1874
10¢ Fractional Note (Well Circulated) - 1874

10¢ Fractional Note (Well Circulated)


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Includes info cards and Certificate of Authenticity.

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Limited Quantities: This item may go in and out of stock depending on availability.

Origin: These U.S. fractional notes from 1874 have certainly seen a lot of use during their time. They were worth just 10 cents and featured the portrait of William Meredith, Secretary of the Treasury for President Zachary Taylor.

Fractional currency refers to any U.S. banknote with a face value of less than $1. These were only printed for a brief time starting in 1862, in response to people hoarding coins during the Civil War. They were authorized by President Abraham Lincoln with the signing of the Postage Currency Act, and were initially usable as US postage when mailing letters. These notes were issued in five separate rounds, ending in 1876.

Each note comes encased currency protector that provides both protection and easy viewing. They're well used, and most have torn edges with some having repairs done previously with tape. Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Your order will include:

  • One original US fractional note
  • Plastic currency protector
  • Detail card with relevant information about the relic
  • Certificate of Authenticity


History Hoard relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about the History Hoard Promise. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Your Certificate of Authenticity is more than just a piece of paper—it's a promise to you.

When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.

Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.

Check out this video to see the most basic things we look for when authenticating coins:

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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.

Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.

While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.

History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.

No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.

You can find our complete FAQ section here.