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September 15, 2003 7:55 AM   Subscribe

Check out the new $200 bill.
posted by sierray (19 comments total)

 
Thank god we've gotten away from that trend of putting other colors on our money. This is more like it: Classy, straightforward, focused. I just wish it had some president other than Andrew Ja- I mean, George W. Bush on it.
posted by soyjoy at 7:59 AM on September 15, 2003


I don't think the guy who passed the bill should be punished; but the cashier who actually accepted it as authentic should...to the maximum extent of the law.
posted by dgaicun at 8:24 AM on September 15, 2003


via Metafilter?
posted by stonerose at 8:26 AM on September 15, 2003


Is this really counterfeiting? Because it doesn't imitate an existing piece of currency...
posted by namespan at 8:57 AM on September 15, 2003


Once I bought a Snickers bar with some Canadian change. It didn't mean much to me at the time, but now I'm a little worried.
posted by dgaicun at 9:02 AM on September 15, 2003


It's not counterfeiting, it's offering someone a work of art in exchange for some goods. I'd argue that not putting it forward as art is possibly fraud, but that's a different beastie.

But then again, it's probably covered by the patriot act... Wonderfully 'Mmusing 'Dollars'?
posted by twine42 at 9:08 AM on September 15, 2003


With this story attached maybe the cashier could get $200 for it on eBay. And wouldn't that make the bill worth $200?
posted by pb at 9:32 AM on September 15, 2003


The lawn signs on the back made me laugh. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 10:21 AM on September 15, 2003


I had one of these but www.wheresgeorge.com wouldn't let me enter it.

... and then the wheels fell off.
posted by devbrain at 10:31 AM on September 15, 2003


It clearly states it is not legal tender but rather moral legal tender, so how can that be counterfeiting?
posted by linux at 10:38 AM on September 15, 2003


it's not so much counterfeiting as it is fraud.
posted by chrisroberts at 11:02 AM on September 15, 2003


It's called *stupidity* on the part of the person who accepted it. I'm tempted to say *more power!* to the person who "created it."
posted by davidmsc at 11:11 AM on September 15, 2003


i'm surprised G.W. can count that high.
posted by Peter H at 12:32 PM on September 15, 2003


Thought the "faces" on US money are only of the dead.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:45 PM on September 15, 2003


i guess this one's of the dumb.
posted by Peter H at 12:55 PM on September 15, 2003


Hey, it could happen!
posted by LowDog at 7:17 PM on September 15, 2003


Does anyone else remember about a year or two ago when another cashier accepted a $300 bill (I think - it might have been $200) from someone and gave about $295 in change? The cops said they couldn't press counterfeiting charges because the bill was so obviously fake. I remember there being lawn signs on that bill, too. This isn't just a repeat, is it? And am I remembering correctly?
posted by Dasein at 7:41 PM on September 15, 2003


Don't know about the $300 bill, but here's my all-time favorite retail idiot story.
posted by coolgeek at 8:30 PM on September 15, 2003


It's just one fraud on the face of another.
posted by troybob at 9:27 PM on September 15, 2003


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