A large-sized note is a bill of any denomination of U.S. currency printed between 1863 and 1929. This is in contrast with small-sized notes, which were printed starting in 1928. Large-sized notes exist in denominations of $1 through $10,000. The most common large-sized notes are the Federal Reserve Notes of Series 1914 and 1918. These are detailed below, but are only a subset of all large-sized notes made by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).
A large-sized note can also refer to a large-denomination banknote in various currencies.
Denominations for Series 1914/1918
|Denomination||Portrait||Nickname||Design on back|
|$5||Abraham Lincoln||Fin||Columbus sighting land, Arrival of the Pilgrims|
|$10||Andrew Jackson||Sawbuck||Images Depicting Agriculture (left) and Industry (right)|
|$20||Grover Cleveland||Double sawbuck||Images Depicting Transportation|
|$50||Ulysses S Grant||Half C-note||Images Depicting the Panama Canal|
|$100||Benjamin Franklin||C-note||Farmer with Wheat (left), The Roman god Mercury with package (right), Women with cornucopia (center)|
|$500||John Marshall||Hernando de Soto Discovering the Mississippi River, May 8, 1541|
|$1,000||Alexander Hamilton||Bald eagle|
|$5,000||James Madison||General George Washington Resigning his Commission, December 23, 1783|
|$10,000||Salmon P. Chase||Embarkation of the Pilgrims, July 22, 1620|
According to the BEP, the small-sized notes measure 2.61 by 6.14 inches (6.6 by 15.6 cm) with a thickness of 0.0043 inches (110 µm). Large-sized notes were 3.125 by 7.4218 inches (7.938 by 18.851 cm).