Small-Size Currency: 
Standards and Uniformity

With the rapid growth of our nation, there was a demand for more currency. During the 1920s, the U.S. Treasury realized that millions of dollars could be saved by replacing large-size bills with smaller bills. The currency most familiar to Americans and to the world today, Small-Size Currency has been issued since 1929 in many forms: Legal Tender notes, Silver Certificates, Gold Certificates, Federal Reserve notes, National Bank notes, and Federal Reserve Bank notes.