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.

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Beta (profile) says:

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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