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(USA Today)   Rare, century old $5 bill from Alaska expected to bring $300,000 cold cash at auction   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Alaska, Heritage Auctions, quartets, University of Alaska Fairbanks, auctions, border dispute, First National Bank  
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2012-10-05 09:52:18 AM  
Soapy Smith nods in approval
2012-10-05 12:05:18 PM  
Try to spend it at Taco bell and see what happens.
2012-10-05 02:01:32 PM  
With helpful picture of both sides so you can have your own bit of history.
2012-10-05 02:26:18 PM  
was long a treasured family heirloom. Emphasis on the was..
2012-10-05 08:36:26 PM  
If Alaska became a stae after I was born, how did we have a federal bank there in 1905?
2012-10-05 10:27:41 PM  

vudukungfu: If Alaska became a stae after I was born, how did we have a federal bank there in 1905?

As a territory, that's all you would have. Prior to the Federal Reserve, states had State Banks.
2012-10-06 12:43:06 AM  
Five dollar bill? Do you want to pawn it or sell it? I'll give you three dollars, and I'm probably going to lose money at that.
2012-10-06 04:07:27 AM  
Then you hold onto the $300,000 for a hundred years, turn around, and sell that for $18 billion!
2012-10-08 03:47:01 PM  
this seriously points to some people have more money than brains.

"i just spend 300,000 dollars!"
"on what???"
"a five dollar bill!"

what utter farking bullshiat. Batman #1 might be a ridiculous thing to spend crazy money on, but at least it's farking Batman.

I don't really understand currency collectors.
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