Military Payment Certificates
If you are a veteran of the military and served between 1946-1973, you no doubt are already familiar with this category of collecting. Military Payment Certificates were used strictly overseas as a way to pay U.S. military personnel on U.S. bases. There were thirteen series of MPC issued between 1946-1973. Denominations printed were 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1, $5, $10 and $20 varieties. Replacement notes were also made and can be fairly expensive. These notes have only one letter in the serial number and it appears at the beginning of that number, i.e. D01913173. Enjoy this part of the hobby, there are many MPC notes to find and add to your collection! A good reference is The Comprehensive Catalog of Military Payment Certificates, 4th Ed. Check our Coins and Currency Books page for more information.