Saturday, April 18, 2009

Here's George?

Do you have a currency note and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

In the past I've been asked about the significance of Where'sGeorge.com stamped notes. Often I reply it's just a fun little game some people play with money, well I'm changing my stance. It is an obsessive habit that defaces money. Sure the bills are generally worth just face value but it is not all about the value.

Other common stamps seen on bills are bank stamps from other countries. These at least have a legitimate purpose, to stop counterfeiting. A few days ago I got my first Where's George bill and when investigating the site I can't help to be disappointed at what I found. What Hank Eskin started as a nice side project for an under worked database consultant has turned into a pandering company.

The object of the game is to use the serial number and series year of the bill to track the bill across the world. The problem is not the game but it has turned into a competition of manic proportions. This bill for instance has spent 1 year, 33 days, 9 hours, and 3 minutes to travel from South Portland, Maine to NYC. Although it looks like it's been around the world twice, while drunk.

The WheresGeorge.com site is free to register but I didn't so I could not contact the original sender "Melody". I would ask her to freely comment if my reaction is justified or not.

Melody's Stats:
Bills Entered: 23,876 Hit Rate: 7.47%
Bills with Hits: 1,784 Total Hits: 1,931
Days of Inactivity: 1George Score: 1,074.13

Yes you read right and not all bills entered are $1.00. She doesn't even rank among the top that record is for people who submit over 1 million stamped notes. In my life I doubt 100,000 notes passed through my hands let alone 1 million since 1998, the company start date.

Illegal?
Only if used for advertising purpose or to alter the value of the note with the purpose of deception.

The Secret Service ordered WheresGeorge.com to stop selling rubber stamps and they complied but many others still do, legally. Seeing how a profit is still being made at WheresGeorge.com it is possible to prosecute but the Secret Service wisely said they had better stuff to do.

On coins the Secret Service takes it more serious.

The Silver Surfer quarter was a promotion by 20th Century Fox through the Franklin Mint to circulate 40,000 stickered quarters for a chance at prizes. There was a big scandal which lead to no real trouble for either company.

Which made me laugh when I saw the Cici's Pizza commercial last night.

Each Cici's Pizza will be given 2,000 cents and told to drop the stickered cents on the ground and if you pick one up and peel the sticker you may win some free food. http://www.beapennypickerupper.com/ is the site and while the commercial is shown in NY I think the closest Cici's is about 200 miles away.

I don't mind the sticker promotion, illegal or not, because there is no permanent damage unlike the ink stains and extra abuse given stamped bills. I'll end this almost rant by pointing out I did block the serial number and will pass the note on, still I want to contact the original sender if time permits.

Update: The actual commercial.

Do you have a currency bill and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

80 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

James UK said...

Crazy those amounts of bills some people enter... they must be using a key stroke sending program, I reckon.

I have a bill entered in there; L55604964E, if you want a look. Nothing special, and it's had zero hits too. :-( Over a year "travelling" and I reckon it's been destroyed now.

Man said...

I can't imagine stamping, entering, then distributing thousands of bills a month. They must do like roll hunters and go to a bank get a bunch of bills stamp them then send them back the next day.

James UK said...

Crazy... still "whatever turns them on", I suppose!

Anonymous said...

Huh, I had a 20 in my wallet that was stamped. So I entered it at the site. It had been entered before in the town where I got it.

Seems harmless and the stamp was not over any important marks on the bill.

Man said...

Seems harmless and the stamp was not over any important marks on the bill.

It is less about harm and more that any part of the bill is important. As a collector the white space is equal to the design.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a 1950 B $10.00 star note A07347090* it has 1684 on the back and 363 on the front. It has been folded and has been circulated but is otherwise free of tears and in good condition. I've had it flat in a book for years and just came across it again. Can you tell me if it is worth anything or should I just spend it? Thanks

Man said...

1950 B $10.00 star note A07347090*

About $35.00, I do the same with notes that are folded and I want to keep.

Keep this bill it's a good one.

iceclimbers1 said...

Hey I know that some collectors like serial numbers that are low, or have only a couple different numbers in it's serial number (i.e. 02202020). Well I have a bill with 3 different numbers and I'm wondering if it's worth holding onto.

1 Dollar:
Series 2003 A
K 00150151 H
Minor wrinkles and folds, but none that keep it permanantly out of shape

iceclimbers1 said...

also, I have a run of 25 consecutive $2.00 bills my friend gave me for my birthday. Would I be correct in assuming that the value of the lot of them will go up as long as I hold onto them all?

Man said...

1 Dollar:
Series 2003 A
K 00150151 H


Not low enough but this is a lower print it's about $2.50.

25 consecutive $2.00 bills my friend gave me for my birthday. Would I be correct in assuming that the value of the lot of them will go up as long as I hold onto them all?

No. The most common 1976 $2 is just face value and rarely do they sell for more than $6.00.

That said there is no way to tell how many survive and how high they will grade so keep them safe and they may double depending on serial number it may be more.

iceclimbers1 said...

Hey I was looking through my wheat pennies, and this one from 1941 caught my eye. Unlike the 1's on any other penny, the last 1 in the date is slanted like this: /. I can't find much about it online and the guides I've found online make no mentino of it. Any idea as to what it may be worth and whether this is a common thing?

Man said...

looking through my wheat pennies, and this one from 1941 caught my eye. Unlike the 1's on any other penny, the last 1 in the date is slanted like this: /. I can't find much about it online and the guides I've found online make no mentino of it.

This is damage. It may look natural but I've seen this plenty of times and under high magnification the damage is clear.
Plus this kind of error is not possible since the die pressing it is incuse and can not form a slanted 1.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1985 series $5.00 bill.Back is not printed from two inches from the left.Bill is in very good conition.Value?

Man said...

1985 series $5.00 bill.Back is not printed from two inches from the left.

Unless you can see a piece of another bill it has little extra value.

Anonymous said...

1985 series $5.00 bill.back is not printed from 2 inches from left.there is also shrp 90 degree corner going from edge of no print 1/2 inch into lincoln memorial but no discernable printing.

Man said...

1985 series $5.00 bill.back is not printed from 2 inches from left.there is also shrp 90 degree corner going from edge of no print 1/2 inch into lincoln memorial but no discernable printing.

From what I understand you have a bill that is partially printed on the back. Maybe an Insufficient Inking error so it's about $40.00.

clintroy said...

I have a 1977 dollar bill that is offset printed on the front and the rear image was not completely printed, I suspect an ink problem. I have images I can e-mail. What is it worth?

James Collie said...

I've been a Georger for over 4 years. Actually, I'm Canadian, so I'm a Willyer and have registered very little US money. I have marked about 7500 Canadian bills. It was an extremely addictive habit for the first three years. It took me about a year of cutting back to finally quit.

I wouldn't get too worried about Georgers causing damage. Most are aware of valuable bills and will sell them to a collector instead of marking them. Also, most Georgers will take the time to fix damaged bills so they will stay in circulation longer. Billtracking is hugely beneficial in creating interest in paper money. This is important as fewer and fewer people are willing to carry even small amounts of cash.

Man said...

James Collie

Initially I thought the same until some more scarce notes turned up with the stamp.

Still I agree the majority of Georgers will not devalue a good note but seeing that cash, especially the $1 bill, may be going away in the next 25 years then each can be considered special.

I choose not to reveal the full serial number to keep the fun going. I get the addictive part as a change collector myself.

Man said...

1977 dollar bill that is offset printed on the front and the rear image was not completely printed, I suspect an ink problem.

These ar well known and are about $40.00 if 1/3 is missing.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can tell me the value of the following notes I received as part of an inheritance (my dad put these away and forgot about them until I found them while cleaning out the house)

The year on all of the bills is 1969

The Federal reserve bank on all of the bills-
Federal Reserve Bank- Philadelphia PA
letter C in the center

one $20 bill
Treasurer Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Secretary of the Treasury George Pratt Shultz

eleven $5 bills
Treasurer of the United States Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Secretary of the Treasury George Pratt Shultz

three $5 bills
Treasurer of the United States Dorothy Andrews Kabis
Secretary of the Treasury John Bowden Connally

seven $10 bills
Treasurer of the United States Dorothy Andrews Kabis
Secretary of the Treasury John Bowden Connally 6 of the seven are in sequential order
Serial numbers in sequence
C66820080A-C66820082A
C67172840A-C67172842A

thirteen $10 bills
Treasurer of the United States Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Secretary of the Treasury George Pratt Shultz
12 bills are in sequential order
C21257286B-C21257295B
C21701664B-C21701665B

All Bills are in uncirculated condition-bills are Not wrinkled, not torn, looks like they came from the bank and were left in a drawer and forgotten.

Any information you can provide will be much appreciated.

Thank you

Man said...

1969 Philadelphia PA

$20 bill
Treasurer Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Secretary of the Treasury George Pratt Shultz

About $30.00

$5 bills
Treasurer of the United States Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Secretary of the Treasury George Pratt Shultz

About $10.00 each.

$5 bills
Treasurer of the United States Dorothy Andrews Kabis
Secretary of the Treasury John Bowden Connally

About $10.00

$10 bills
Treasurer of the United States Dorothy Andrews Kabis
Secretary of the Treasury John Bowden Connally 6 of the seven are in sequential order
Serial numbers in sequence
C66820080A-C66820082A
C67172840A-C67172842A

About $10.00 each.

$10 bills
Treasurer of the United States Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Secretary of the Treasury George Pratt Shultz
12 bills are in sequential order
C21257286B-C21257295B
C21701664B-C21701665B

About $25.00 each.

Man said...

Sorry these are more.

$10 bills
Treasurer of the United States Dorothy Andrews Kabis
Secretary of the Treasury John Bowden Connally 6 of the seven are in sequential order
Serial numbers in sequence
C66820080A-C66820082A
C67172840A-C67172842A


About $20.00 each.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the answers concerning the bills.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, read somewhere today on the net that health officals used data from the "Where's George" tracking site to predict outbreaks of swine flu in the USA.

It did a reasonable job, only off by 100 cases or so this last Sunday and it got concentration locations too.

I plug in the random marked bill every now and then but i don't mark them myself.

iceclimbers1 said...

I recently got an 8 Reale silver coin from 1832 at a shop in New Orleans. The coin was supposedly found in a box of various 4 reale and 8 reale coins that was buried in New Orleans (I.e. a treasure chest). This one in particular has a mint mark that i can't seem to compare to others. The initials are Zo (I think). I guess I'll just write what the coin says:

8R Zo 1838 G M (not sure about that part) 10 D 20 G
This is one of ther liberty cap reales

Aside from the wear around the G and M part, most of the text is easily read and the rest of the coin has almost no wear on it, it's only really tarnished. I have a certificate of authenticity for the coin as well, stating where it was found and everything. I'm just wondering what a coin like this might be worth.

Man said...

read somewhere today on the net that health officals used data from the "Where's George" tracking site to predict outbreaks of swine flu

Yes I saw that too. I was thinking of modeling it myself for college but it would take too much time. This is model can also be done using credit cards or cell phone call locations and it would as effective but the info is kept private so it's not possible.

If there was a way to participate without the actual stamping I'd be 100% on board.

Man said...

8R Zo 1838 G M (not sure about that part) 10 D 20 G
This is one of ther liberty cap reales


It should be Zs 1938 O M but either way it's about $25.00.

Anonymous said...

Return to the moon sterling silver certified medal with Apollo 12 on one side and Surveyor 3 on the other side with a first man on the moon stamp Nov 14, 1969.
Certified sterling silver with Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin commemoration of Apollo 12 mission with a postmark stamp first Day of Issue moon landing July 20, 1969

Anonymous said...

Return to the moon sterling silver Certified Medal, commemoration of Apollo 12 mission with Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin walked on the face of the moon along with a First Day Issue stamp postmarked July 20 1969

Anonymous said...

I would like a value on a 1970 Bahamas five dollar solid sterling silver piece with the coat of arms on one side and Queen Elizabeth II Bahama Islands on the other side long with stamps postmarked Dec 1,70

Anonymous said...

I would like the value of a 1970 Bahamas $2 solid sterling silver piece, with two flamingos on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other side accompanied by a 4cent stamp

Anonymous said...

I would like the value of a 1970 Burmuda Dollar
silver proof coin only 11,000 dollars struck Queen Elizabeth II on one side and map of 200 coral Atlantic islands whose configuration is like a fishhook and two barracudas dart through the waters that interlace islands and 18 cent stamp featuring Her Majesty's Dockyard on Ireland Island. St. George which preceded Hamilton as capital of islands for two centuries is shown on a 24 cent stamp

Tony Tieger said...

I found a old silver dollar, dated 1804. Was about to spend it but decided to post here, is it worth anything? I think it might be worth more than a dollar due to the silver so I'm about to go get it melted and sold.

Man said...

Return to the moon sterling silver certified medal

All of them are at most $10.00 each.

Man said...

1970 Bahamas five dollar
About $25.00

1970 Bahamas $2
About $17.50

1970 Burmuda DollarAbout $18.00

Man said...

old silver dollar, dated 1804.

As you know by Google-ing 1804 dollar they are vary rare and each is worth millions.
Many fakes exist that are only worth their silver content.

If you are sure it's a fake then go ahead and melt it, that would be better then passing it on as real.

Anonymous said...

Glad I found your site. Very interesting! I received as change a one dollar bill that has no serial numbers or treasury seal on the front. It appears to be normal in all other aspects (red/blue threads, etc). Is is counterfeit? Is it real? Is it worth more than $1?

Thanks!
John in NC

Man said...

one dollar bill that has no serial numbers or treasury seal on the front.

It's real this is Missing Overprint Error it is about $175.00 in extra-fine. It should be verified by an expert but it is common enough for any coin dealer to recognize.

iceclimbers1 said...

I recently bought some old coins from my friend and there are 3 coins I simply can't identify. They have no english on them, and he said that it's not in any present day Asian indian language (of corse it's possible that he just sucks at reading it, he wasn't born in India though he visits often). He said that a couple of them are tokens/pendents, wher you would wear it as a good luck charm or something, and another was a religious coin that you don't spend but use for religious purposes or something. I'll try my best to describe them, but there is no english on the coins and there are no dates.

1 coin is most likely copper based on what I know, though it could be a bronze because it is aged and hard to tell. It has a reddish brown color and probably 24 mm in diameter, weighs about as much as a British pound, and about as thick as a Nickel.On one side the coin is boardered by a bumpy boarder followed by a boarder of what appears to be ivy followed by a boarder of studs. in the center there are 3 lines of text, the top and bottom lines are curved to the circular shape of the boarder. I cna't read the text, it's not numeric and not in English. On the other side tehre is the same bumpy boarder followed by a boarder of some text in the same alphabet followed by a boarder of studs and then in the center it is what most closely resembles a slanted 1 and a line of text beneath it. That is the best I can do to describe it.

Another coin is obviously aluminum, really light though probably the same dimensions of a Nickel, perhaps a bit thinner. On one side there is a cow and some text above and below the cow. On the other side there is a moon with a sun in the cresent of the moon on the upper left and the sun on the upper right with a mountain in the middle and some sort of forked thing at the top of the mountain. Looks like a pitchfork with a bowtie... lol. Below the mountain there are 2 lines of text followed by a third line the is curved along the edge of the coin.

The last coin is significantly larger, probably either brass or bronze though I'm not sure. I'ts an inch in diameter and as thick as a nickel and weighs a a little bit more than the first coin. It wasn't struck completely center, but tehre is a studded boarder on both sides. On one side there there is the full body of a guy with a beard on his kneesand he has something in his hands but I can't make it out. Htere is a fence in the background going all the way across. there is 4 symbols below his knees, I would guess it's a date but it's not any sort of numerals that I am familiar with. There is also some sort of text next to the dude's head. ON the other side there are three guys on the ground around a tree and it looks like they are playing instruments. below that there are 5 pictues, the first looks like a flower with one bud, followed by a pitcher or soemthing, and then what looks like 2 sandals, and then a flower with 3 buds.

I know thats alot to read, and I wish you the very best luck trying to find anything on them. I would assume the aluminum one is essentialy worthless (I'll value it at a cent) but the one may be worth it's weight in copper, and the last one may end up with a date after all. Either way, thanks for the help!

Anonymous said...

re: one dollar bill that has no serial number. Unfortunately, it's not extra-fine. There is some wear/use, but no rips or tears or fading.

Thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it!

John in NC

Man said...

iceclimbers1
Unfortunately I cannot narrow down your coins for the same reason given to you. These maybe tokens or medals.
The only way to narrow it down is with images because your descriptions are great but there are dozens of coins from India from 1800-1930 that match it.

Either way the average is about $12.00 each is the average low.

If you can post pictures on some free site and drop a link it would be helpful.

Man said...

one dollar bill that has no serial number. Unfortunately, it's not extra-fine.

This is a Missing Overprint Error it's about $50.00.

iceclimbers1 said...

Well I went online did did some research on the numeral systems of India and the region aroudn there. It turns out one coin, the one that is likely copper, is almost definately from 1941 and is identical to the Devanagari
numerals, which I found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_numerals , where as the one of bronze or brass is either 1804 or 1904, I can't tell what the second digit is supposed to be, but I think it follows the Gurmukhi numerals, which is used in Punjabi, and you can see that the 8 and 9 look very similar. I would have to guess that it would be a nine because otherwise it would be a much older coin than i would have expected, and a clear outlier in the set of coins, and based on how it's been stored and such I think it would be in a much worse condition than it's in. The last coin, the aluminum one, is still a puzzle to me, though I doubt it's been around for that long because I seem to find that aluminum wasn't really ever used alone in coinage before 1900, but as I compare the symbols on the coin, it resembles the copper coin more. I will find somewhere to put a picture up to show you.

One last thing, out of curiosity, would you happen to know anything about a National Recon. Office medal or token? My friend said he doesn't know where it came from but he had it, and aside from it obviously being from the National Reconnaissance Office, I can't find anything about it online. it seems to be brass or bronze, abotu the size of a peace dollar, and on one side of it it has a globe and what looks like the star trek symbol on it and it says future imagery archetecture, with a morbid slogan on the bottom that says "A Few Will Survive". Thanks again for the help!

Man said...

With regional Indian coins there has been so many issued and a second set being made illegally for lack of coins in circulation.

Imageshack and photobucket offer free services.

National Recon. Office medal or token
I do not know anything about this but these seem recent and not worth much.

Kelly said...

Silly question for you...what are the most common rarities that are out there? Especially old coins, misprints....? Just wondering, in case I wanted to start checking my cash and coins for things to hold on to :)

Man said...

most common rarities

Hmmm, I get it.
Wheat cents are what is find most often but these have little value if they are after 1940.
All other coins must be before 1965 to have any value because of silver content.
Same with bills most bills dated after 1950 are just face value.

The key for change finds is age the older the better.

Errors are very rare but the most common have some kind of mis-print.
Coins and bills showing a doubling or off-center are the ones seen the most but these must be strong weak or damaged errors hold little value.

My best advice is use your gut if it looks odd then put it aside.

Kelly said...

Thanks :)

Kelly said...

Okay, decided to sort through my son's piggy banks, out of sheer curiosity.

I found the following, just wanted your opinion on them...if you don't mind ;)

1958 D Nickel
1959 D Nickel
1964 D Nickel (4)

I found some other older coins, but nothing earlier than 1961 in pennies or 1965 in quarters.

After reading through some of the comments and your replies, it seems that D and P mint coins are more common, and otherwise marked are less frequently found. Is this true?

Man said...

1958 D Nickel about $0.05
1959 D Nickel about $0.05
1964 D Nickel about $0.05

For nickels about 1952 is when to start putting them aside.

but nothing earlier than 1961 in pennies or 1965 in quarters.
Yup, that is the way it is since 1960 cents had some valuable varieties and pre-1965 quarters are silver they've been picked out of circulation by many collectors.

Sorry.

it seems that D and P mint coins are more common, and otherwise marked are less frequently found. Is this true?
Yes, P and D are almost always minted S is less common and for modern coins only sold in proof or mint sets specially for collectors.
After that W, C, CC, O and a few others become rare and only seen in older coins.

Anonymous said...

Ijust purchased 1935G silver certificate it has no white eedge on one side,I you look at the bill you can clearly see it is an off set print. Was this common in these notes.

Man said...

1935G silver certificate it has no white eedge on one side,I you look at the bill you can clearly see it is an off set print. Was this common in these notes.


Yes they're very common and usually will lower the value in high grades.

Anonymous said...

what is the value of a one dollar bill from 1969 with i believe Susan or Cathy neff's signature, the controller of the currency?, with an ink smear on the back of it?

Man said...

one dollar bill from 1969 with i believe Susan or Cathy neff's signature, the controller of the currency?, with an ink smear on the back of it?

I have no idea what signatures you are referring to but ink smear errors start about $35.00 if at least 25% of the back.

Anonymous said...

it was the signature of the secretary of the treasury. Apparently I was told that she was from New Mexico and was appointed by Kennedy. Ink smear covers about twenty percent of back and runs from top to bottom of bill just right of center. Sorry about vagueness earlier and thank you for the information.

Man said...

Ink smear covers about twenty percent of back and runs from top to bottom of bill just right of center.

That drops the value a bit maybe $20.00 but at auction (EBay) anything can happen.

Anonymous said...

Hi My name is Tina, I just found your sight it is awesome. I have a 1935D silver certificate $1.00 bill, it has a blue stamp, and to me appears to be error.. it has a thin black line on the top above the word certificate on the front and on the left top corner of the face side there is a vertical thin black line almost like it was the marks to be cut line on top is horizontal and line on side is vertical.. serial # E34825906G thanks if you can help .

Man said...

I have a 1935D silver certificate $1.00 bill, it has a blue stamp, and to me appears to be error.. it has a thin black line on the top above the word certificate on the front and on the left top corner of the face side there is a vertical thin black line almost like it was the marks to be cut line on top is horizontal and line on side is vertical.. serial # E34825906G

This sound like a minor faulty alignment error it is about $75.00.

Jason said...

$1 1963A g70034997D
$1 1969D b89553373b
Thanks!

Man said...

$1 1963A g70034997D about $1.00
$1 1969D b89553373b about $1.25

Anonymous said...

Hi, I know nothing of dollar bills, just coins, but I found this 1995 dollar bill in my change and was wondering if it was worth keeping.Thanks advance.
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Man said...

I found this 1995 dollar bill in my change and was wondering if it was worth keeping.

It is common and in bad shape so it has no value above $1.00.

But you have good instincts there is a more desirable $1 from 1995 but in that special $1 the back number is next to the word TRUST.

Anonymous said...

what is the value of 1890 $1 us bill?

Man said...

1890 $1 us bill about $150.00

Anonymous said...

I have a series 2006 1 doolar bill with significant bleeding of the black ink on the front. I only noticed it because it is much darker than other 1 dollar bills. The back appears normal. Is this a normal finding? Is it worth any more or less because of the difference? I have images of the front and back, but don't know how to add them to the comment.

Man said...

2006 1 doolar bill with significant bleeding of the black ink on the front. I only noticed it because it is much darker than other 1 dollar bills.

Any images can only be linked not added to comments.
Sounds like a Ink Smear error it's about $15.00 if I understand your description correctly.

Anonymous said...

have a 1981 dollar bill j26587313b its about a 1/4 inch smaller than normall can you tell me any thing about it. and what it might be worth?thanks.

Man said...

1981 dollar bill j26587313b its about a 1/4 inch smaller than normall can you tell me any thing about it

Just $1.00 the size could be a Miscut error or shrinkage but either way it does not add value.

Anonymous said...

I have 50 (Uncirculated - in sequence) $1 Federal Reserve Notes, Series 1969 A, signed by Dorthy Andrews Kabis and David M. Kennedy. Any real value over $50?

Man said...

50 (Uncirculated - in sequence) $1 Federal Reserve Notes, Series 1969 A

On average about $2.00

Anonymous said...

I have a $10.00 bill that has 1950 C series on it. The serial number is; B18088180I. It is still pretty crisp. what is it worth?

Anonymous said...

This bill is off-set on both sides.

Man said...

$10.00 bill that has 1950 C series on it. The serial number is; B18088180I. It is still pretty crisp

About $25.00

Man said...

This bill is off-set on both sides.

Oh unless you see a bit of another bill it does not add any value.

Anonymous said...

you are the first person talking about this, i will start a new web page for my handyman business, i am planning to print some very small letters on the bottom edge, [ this regirtered one dollar bill worth $25 at www.mydomain.com ]or something like this.
i want to give away this bill by mail for free, people may just request a banknote from my page, i dont want to expend it, do you think is this illegal??? i am not really changing the face value or may not be a real advertising.
may sound crazy.
can somebody contact me at villegastx@yahoo.com ??? thanks

Man said...

i am planning to print some very small letters on the bottom edge, [ this regirtered one dollar bill worth $25 at www.mydomain.com ]or something like this.
i want to give away this bill by mail for free, people may just request a banknote from my page, i dont want to expend it, do you think is this illegal??? i am not really changing the face value or may not be a real advertising.


From what I understand printing ads on U.S. notes is illegal and the Secret Service will not be happy.
What is legal is "safe" stickers or decals that does not permanently change the bill.
Recently some company has been selling a colorized $2 bill which would be illegal except on closer inspection it is a sticker/decal that is lightly pressed on top of the note. It can be removed without damage.

The secret service makes it clear that as long as you are not selling "anything" or trying to deceive you can deface money.
But if you are selling something then you can add a removable sticker.

I would suggest having paper-safe clear stickers printed and putting them on the notes.

Anonymous said...

I have a 50 dollar bill. It's a 1985 and the strip that is suppose to be in there isnt in the bill. I tryed using it last night at a store and they told me that it was fake I was wondering if someone could tell me anything about this bill thanks so much.

Man said...

50 dollar bill. It's a 1985 and the strip that is suppose to be in there isnt in the bill.

Back in 1985 these bills did not have that strip technology.
The security strip was not added until 1996.

Take it to the bank and have them do a pen test, it may still be fake or it just maybe old.

Anonymous said...

I recently came across this $5.00 bill. I checked it to see if is counterfeit, but it checks out as good. I will attempt to post a photo of the bill. If the photo doesn't work, here is the description: 1985 series five dollar bill. On the back of the bill the ink is smeared from the left side toward the middle in six streaks approx. 1 inch long. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

I have photos but don't know how to post here. My normal html tags are not accepted.

Man said...

$5.00 bill...On the back of the bill the ink is smeared from the left side toward the middle in six streaks approx. 1 inch long.

Ink Smear errors depend a lot on eye appeal but this sounds to be real and moderate so about $50.00.

You can use a free photo site to post the picture and then copy & paste a link here.