UCFRoadWarrior: Fark Derp Liberals will not appreciate it....
Stile4aly: Hard to get too upset with the Quickie Mart guy here. He tried a counterfeit test and the bill failed. The cops couldn't immediately authenticate the bill either so they held him until they could. No one did anything strictly wrong.
PirateFuzzball: They went to two banks to verify the legitimacy of the bill? So was the Secret Service agent too busy banging a hooker to come over and do his job or did they just not bother calling the agency that handles these things? And does he now have an arrest record for trying to pay with a legit $50 that's probably better served being sold to a collector?
markie_farkie: Petit_Merdeux: have it exchanged for a newer one."I can do that"
Hip_about_time: drug dealers and prostitutes do not care if you pay in counterfeitimma just sayin
laurens: I wish we could take our police to the bank and have them exchanged for newer ones.
UCFRoadWarrior: Fark Derp Liberals will not appreciate it....but credit the Shelbyville PD for actually investigating...and releasing Gaspar when it was determined that it was not counterfeitNow, if this was, say, an Angela Corey-State Attorney Buck Tooth BumFark jurisdiction....this guy would be on trial for his life. Fark Derp Liberals favorite prosecutor would have been hero-worshiped if she prosecuted....like they do for the phoney prosecution of George Zimmerman
here to help: Hip_about_time: drug dealers and prostitutes do not care if you pay in counterfeitimma just sayinUm... no. That's a good way to get shot.
GoodOmens: Trance750: CSB:When I was in Junior High, there was a kid who was as dumb as a box of rocks (actually that may be insulting the box of rocks). He took a dollar bill and tried to photo-copy it, using the schools Xerox machine, and wondered why it didn't produce any greenbacksSo I heard the first generation vending machines bill acceptors took photocopied bills.
FormlessOne: So, I'm curious - where did he get a bill so old that he was arrested for having counterfeit currency?It likely wasn't in circulation, or this bill would've been caught sooner. So, where did it come from - who had prior custody of it before Lorenzo? How did it get in Lorenzo's possession?
Queensowntalia: UCFRoadWarrior: Fark Derp Liberals will not appreciate it....I can guarantee you they won't when you start the phrase off with a slur.I'm assuming you weren't actually trying to make a point and were just trolling, though.
FnkyTwn: Doesn't the bill have a date on it like every other bill made in the past hundred years?Why does the article keep saying how old it is but nobody bothers to mention the date?
xebeche_tzu: How do you spell "derp" with a drawl?
Matthew Keene: I got my hands on one of these about 30 years ago working in a counting room at a PX. Someone must have been an idiot. It's worth around 5K right now. It won't be going with me to a Taco Bell anytime soon.[img.ehowcdn.com image 575x243]
zez: I once got a $20 silver certificate as change. had it less than a day because I owed a friend 20 bucks and he took it.
macadamnut: take the bill to a bank and have it exchanged for a newer one.Fark that. Either it's legal tender or it's not.
indylaw: ambassador_ahab: Jake Havechek: Sue the balls off of those pigs so they have to patrol on bicycles.I like this answer better. Maybe "false imprisonment" since he was detained without having done anything wrong?That and malicious prosecution.
barncook: are used to work as a cashier in a fast food joint and kids wouldbring in dollar bills from 1920. I can just picture the look on their dads face when they explained they stole money from his collection to pay for a cheeseburger.
brantgoose: Canadian $50 bank notes are salmon colour (orange-pink) while American bank notes were once signed by Salmon P. Chase, pictured here on the $1 bill:[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x271]THIS IS LEGAL TENDER YOU STUPID BIMETALLIST B*******S![upload.wikimedia.org image 200x56]Coincidence? Nothing is coincidental! There's no such thing as coincidence! Every synchronicity is the key to a great conspiracy somewhere.Salmon. P. Chase promoted the idea of the Slave Power Conspiracy before Lincoln.Chase was one of the most prominent members of the new Republican Party before becoming Chief Justice. Chase articulated the "Slave Power conspiracy" thesis well before Lincoln, devoting his energies to the destruction of what he considered the Slave Power - the conspiracy of Southern slave owners to seize control of the federal government and block the progress of liberty. He coined the slogan of the Free Soil Party, "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon_P._ChaseToday we call the Slave Power Conspiracy "the great Right Wing conspiracy", "the GOP", and the Tea Parties. Like the Bourbons, the Slave Power Conspiracy has forgotten nothing and learned nothing.They have yet to take over completely the Government of the United States, but sadly they succeeded in taking over the Republican Party in the 1970s, and now control Washington as far as K Street, the Letter M, and the number 13.Oh, you poor doomed children! Especially if you were raised by the Childrens Television Workshop.Poor Canada, as Our Lady of Fatima once exclamed. You're next when the USA falls to the SPC.
jigger: zez: I once got a $20 silver certificate as change. had it less than a day because I owed a friend 20 bucks and he took it.How does that work?On the note it says that you can take it to the bank that's listed on the note (the regional Fed) and exchange it for $20 in silver. Now, is that at the current exchange rate? Or is it for something like 20 silver dollars that are roughly an ounce of 90% silver? They're about $40 right now, so a $20 Silver Certificate would get you $800 like that. But, knowing the way people are, they'd give you a half ounce of silver. Actually, they'd just give you a $20 FRN in exchange despite what it says on the bill. farkers
IvanTheSilent: jigger: zez: I once got a $20 silver certificate as change. had it less than a day because I owed a friend 20 bucks and he took it.How does that work?On the note it says that you can take it to the bank that's listed on the note (the regional Fed) and exchange it for $20 in silver. Now, is that at the current exchange rate? Or is it for something like 20 silver dollars that are roughly an ounce of 90% silver? They're about $40 right now, so a $20 Silver Certificate would get you $800 like that. But, knowing the way people are, they'd give you a half ounce of silver. Actually, they'd just give you a $20 FRN in exchange despite what it says on the bill. farkersNope. The Treasury stopped redeeming silver certificates for coined silver in 1964. After that, they issued sealed plastic baggies of unminted silver, totalling .7734 troy ounces of .999 silver. You can see a pic of one of these "silver packs" in http://www.cointalk.com/t187839/. If you have a $20 silver certificate, in good condition, it's worth more as a banknote to a collector, but not worth the cost of the metal at spot.
Hip_about_time: here to help: Hip_about_time: drug dealers and prostitutes do not care if you pay in counterfeitimma just sayinUm... no. That's a good way to get shot.we arent talking about Mayberry RFD.Did you know in large urban areas, that drug and sex transactions sometimes take place between anonymous parties?
Freschel: Should see how much a collector would pay for that bill.
TheMysticS: And why is it that our money seems so ugly and unimaginitive in the modern era? I know the engraving process (i seen it on the teevee) and I still think each bill's beginning is an amazing piece of artwork- but it just seems less- inspired?All the themes are heads and buildings. And newer, harder to copy numbers.In the annals of US currency history, though, there are oodles of gorgeous bills- inspired by both emerging Americana, and the 'classics' of western lore and literature and myth.
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