DailyDirt: Funny Money

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Just about every denomination of US currency has been counterfeited at some point. But there are some really good copies out there (aka supernotes) that are extremely difficult to detect. In response, every few years, the government has to issue new bill designs that are harder and harder to duplicate. Here are just a few interesting links on detecting fake money and issuing new currency. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), May 2nd, 2013 @ 5:12pm

    A likely story

    ...explaining that the text was "an artistic representation of the author and text and not intended as a literal representation".

    They just didn't want to get sued by the Joyce estate.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 2nd, 2013 @ 5:14pm

    Re: A likely story

    I think Joyce's material is in the public domain now... anyone want to verify that, tho? yah... that's the problem.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 2nd, 2013 @ 5:19pm

    FRB NY

    Owned by JP Morgue: http://thecounterpunch.hubpages.com/hub/the_Federal_Reserve_Bank_of_New_York#lastcomment

    A quote from the GAO report: http://www.gao.gov/assets/330/321506.pdf

    "JPMC was extensively involved in the emergency programs as both a borrower and a vendor at the same time its Chief Executive Officer served as a Class A FRBNY director."

     

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    Beta (profile), May 2nd, 2013 @ 6:16pm

    sounds familiar

    Not one word in the secret service announcement about how accurate these counterfeit-sniffing dogs are, or whether anyone has actually tried a controlled test of their abilities.

    This sounds an awful lot like the racket some U.S. police forces were running years ago, where they'd seize cash if a drug-sniffing dog "responded" to it -- or if they simply claimed that it had.

     

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    DMNTD, May 2nd, 2013 @ 6:51pm

    LOL

    It's hilarious to see them tacking on even more absurd measures to the 100 dollar bill. SO it can't be counterfeited? OMG, it's counterfeited...everyday by the feds...what's the difference!?!?

     

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    btr1701 (profile), May 3rd, 2013 @ 1:36pm

    Re: sounds familiar

    > Not one word in the secret service announcement
    > about how accurate these counterfeit-sniffing
    > dogs are, or whether anyone has actually tried
    > a controlled test of their abilities.

    Pretty accurate-- at least as accurate as drug dogs-- and yes, they've been scientifically tested.

     

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    Anonymous, May 3rd, 2013 @ 4:14pm

    Speaking of counterfeiting, I see no copyright notice on money. Do you?

     

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