fractional currency


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fractional currency

n.
Paper currency in denominations less than one dollar, issued by the US government from 1862-1876.
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fractional currency

n
(Banking & Finance) paper or metal money of smaller denomination than the standard monetary unit
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frac′tional cur′rency


n.
coins or paper money of a smaller denomination than the basic monetary unit.
[1860–65, Amer.]
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Noun1.fractional currency - paper currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit
folding money, paper currency, paper money - currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie
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One day supermarket cashiers started giving away hard candies instead of coins; from then on fractional currency seemed to have lost its value and use in the eyes of the public.
They include information on history and collecting with facsimiles and valuations of various bills, from one to ten thousand-dollar notes, as well as fractional currency, treasury notes of the War of 1812, encased postage stamps, and error notes.

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