Last week, the second of two dining tables was picked up by an
friend. I made these things at his and his wife's insistence and thought
I was doing it as a favor as I have never been paid for my hobbyist
Last night at a party at their house, the lady tucks an M-note in my shirt
pocket and goes on and on about how pleased she is with her new tables.
I did the "aw, shucks - 'twern't 'nuttin" routine, but now I have an idea
of what others think of my work - and I can afford a decent tablesaw and
planer :-) Not only that, but some of the other folks were questioning me
about "do ya think you could make a burfl for us?"
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul." - George Bernard Shaw
No, the "G" is a string, Rod.
GigoloMan got a thousand dollars from the lady.
Though he says it was for wooddorking, the ex-
Heidi Fleiss team has been mobilized.
I'll apologize for offending someone...right
after they apologize for being easily offended.
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Ahh, me dumb canuck too. Now it begins to make sense...was thinking, if
an M-note is less then a C-note then seems like a very bad deal to me,
cause really it would take more then a few C-notes to make me think that
I got "paid" (vrs a token of thanks from a friend). Never made the roman
I thought such notes were being taken out of circulation as they were
just the tools of drug dealers and terrorists? Well according to the
government, anyway....real story is they want more trackable
transactions to keep ppl from skipping out on taxes... :)
I don't know what the letter designation would be, but as I sit here I have
a $1,000,000 bill stuffed away in my desk drawer. Too bad it is one of those
novelty bills! It looks and feels real. I carry it sometimes and try buy
stuff with it. Allot of people look it over, and ask, "is it real?". Nobody
ever has cash available to break it though!
I am sure that is fun...
I am also sure that the Treasury Department would not be amused. You
are messing with the potential for serious trouble with that sort of
seemingly innocent joke. Those Treasury folks are not a fun group.
All the best,
Ther was a lady in our area that tried to buy something and pay with a phony
$1,000,000. The clerk, of course, refused it. The lady persisted! She is
sitting in jail at this time because of it!
I take it out from time to time, and when I get a funny smile from the
clerk, I take it back. Never pushed the issue!
The biggest 'general circulation' currency that the U.S. ever used was a
$5,000 bill. There were some large 'notes' used *only* in inter-bank
settlements -- $10,000 $50,000 and $100,000. The $100,000 one was a 'gold
deposit' certificate, issued *only* to banks, and representing physical gold
that they placed on deposit with the Fed. Reserve.
*VERY* EASILY. You have to recognize the difference between forgery and
counterfeiting. If you _claim_ it is something that it isn't, *that* is
what makes it counterfeit. If you create a 'copy' of something, and attempt
to pass it off as an 'original', that is _forgery_.
When somebody cooks up "funny money" copies of actual currency, *and* attempts
to 'pass' that paper, that is 'counterfeiting by forgery', in effect. _both_
actions are involved.
counterfeiting is the making of a 'false object'.
forgery is the making of an object 'in the likeness of something else'.
The laws on the books forbid you from making what purports to be "official
money" of the government. Doing so is the creation of a 'false object',
*whether*or*not* it 'is in the likeness' of something the government _actually_
Note: there is *NOTHING* on the books that prevents you from printing your
_own_ "money". All you have to do is convince others to _use_ it. It's
nothing more than a transferable IOU.
Many years ago, _most_ of the big banks *did* issue their own 'money'. That
is where the term "bank note" actually comes from. They were notes _issued_
by the bank, promising to deliver, 'on demand', the specified amount of the
precious metal (or whatever else) that those notes were 'backed' by.
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