What can you do with money (dollar bills) that's torn???

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  1. redgtxdi

    redgtxdi Diamond Member

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    I was curious as to what constitutes a dollar bill?? ($1, $10, $100 whatever)

    Do you simply have to have "more than half" to be able to acceptingly deposit money at a bank?? (Obviously if they accept your deposit, you're good).



    And what about a bill torn in half??

    Watching L&O C.I. tonight, I noticed a bit in there about a guy who was paid "half" now & "half" later & it was a $100 bill torn in half. Obviously the guy got both halves, but is it legit??? Can you bring both halves to the bank & claim all $100?? (taped together or otherwise)


    ????

    TIA
     
  2. Black88GTA

    Black88GTA Diamond Member

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    I want to know too. I have half a $10 that I don't know what to do with :p
     
  3. ElFenix

    ElFenix Super Moderator and Elite Member
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    i've taped bills back together before.
     
  4. FoBoT

    FoBoT No Lifer

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    if you have a complete , but torn bill, you can exchange it at a bank
    i don't know about how much of a partial bill you need
     
  5. doze

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    from here http://www.treas.gov/education/faq/currency/sales.shtml

    I've also heard that most banks take back damaged money and are supposed to exchange it wiht the treasury for new money

     
  6. redgtxdi

    redgtxdi Diamond Member

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    Doze,

    Thanks. Some very interesting reading on that site.

    Sounds like if you've got a bill & it's sometihng a bank doesn't wanna touch, you still have recourse with the treasury.

    (Too bad about folks with those "pre 1862" $1,000 notes, eh?? LOL!)
     
  7. MX2

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    Good question:)
     
  8. redgtxdi

    redgtxdi Diamond Member

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    Money is weird isn't it???


    Money..............(if you say it enough times it even "sounds" funny. Like toilet.......LMAO!!!)

    Toilet, toilet, toilet, toilet. (Sending this thread south even faster than normal now..........ROTFLMAO!!!!)




    Actually, I dig money as a medium. I love our older bills like the "woodchopper" bills and "educational" notes, etc. We're getting some color back in our bills now, but they used to be soooooooo much more colorful & beautiful. Almost less like a 'currency' and more like 'art'.


    Torn money makes me cry.............:p
     
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    imported_Trippin315 Golden Member

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    redgtxdi Diamond Member

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    Here's a thought that'll make you hurt in a place where...........well..........it'd just hurt........



    Imagine accidentally tearing..........THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. JulesMaximus

    JulesMaximus No Lifer

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    Tape it together and use it as though nothing was wrong with it.
     
  12. xrax

    xrax Senior member

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    what happens if you tear two singles in half and then tape the oposite halfs together? Are they still legal?
     
  13. Mermaidman

    Mermaidman Diamond Member

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    They're worthless. Just mail 'em to me.
     
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    redgtxdi Diamond Member

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    That's hilarious 'cuz I was thinkin' about his name last week on L&O SVU. He guest starred & I remember thinkin'..........(How horrible were his parents.......really?!?! LOL!!!!)