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 Post subject: Defacing U.S. money
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:15 pm 
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Is it agains the law to deface money?

Example: A torn and restored dollar bill, where th secert includes ripping on bill in half and then switching it?


If so, would it make it legal again to just tape it back together?



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:14 pm 
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another forum had a serious debate about this.

YES, it is against the law to deface U.S. currency.

no, taping it back together does not make it legal again, however, almost any place of business will accept taped money, provided it's only like a strip or 2 of tape, not the whole thing covered in tape.

it's all up to you. just don't do any T&R bill effects for anyone in law enforcement or any politicians.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:05 pm 
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Defacement of Currency

Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Under this provision, currency defacement is generally defined as follows: Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Defacement of currency in such a way that it is made unfit for circulation comes under the jurisdiction of the United States Secret Service. Their mailing address is:

United States Secret Service
950 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20223.

The United States Secret Service web address is http://www.secretservice.gov.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:09 pm 
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But, I should add. . . the government has a lot more important things to worry about than somebody tearing a dollar bill in half doing a magic trick.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:04 am 
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actually you can do these things as long as you dont have the intention to spend it


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Man, I am in trouble. I guess I better go bury my close-up chest.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:48 am 
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haha im screwed... i got bent coins and ripped bills :twisted:


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what is the best way to bend a coin for real? like pliers or what?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:27 pm 
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sk8board wrote:
what is the best way to bend a coin for real? like pliers or what?


Put it in a vice and use a hammer. If you don't want to scar it, use a stick of wood and hammer the piece of wood against the viced coin.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:40 pm 
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Just a thought.... You restored the bill so they can never really accuse you of damaging the money... theres no evidence.


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sk8board wrote:
what is the best way to bend a coin for real? like pliers or what?


boa coin bender


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:11 am 
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i got a huge metal bender in my school lol works good with coins, we also have a cutter, i made my own bite and restore coin lol :twisted:


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