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Old 12-06-04, 07:54 PM   #1
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anyone here deal with currency? found a old "1,000,000" bill

hey people,
recently i found a old million $ note in my greatgrand parents stuff and i was wondering if it is real or even if it has any collectors value.
It says The Bank of the United States Promises to pay 1,000,0000 to __________and is dated Dec, 25th 1840. it has other hard to read cursive writing. It also has a picture of george washington, something that looks like the abraham lincoln memorial and some other dude. has a serial number 711 and says non-negotiable under the pic of the "other dude". its demesions are 7.25 by 4 inches and it is made of a thick piece of old tan paper that could very well be over a hundred years old

Any help would be appriciated,

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Old 12-06-04, 07:55 PM   #2
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It can't be the Lincoln Memorial if it says its form 1840, as Lincoln didn't even become president untill like the 1850s or 1860s. That means that the memorial was not even dreamt up yet.

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Maybe you can scan both sides and post a picture?

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Old 12-06-04, 08:07 PM   #5
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i said it was something that "looked" like the lincoln memorial, and ya ill try and get a picture of it posted
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Non-negotiable is the key here. You can't spend it. It isn't real money.

I believe the largest bill produced by the U.S. Gov't was a 10,000 dollar bill.

Novelty Million dollar bills are easy to come by. Realistic looking ones can be bought for about a quarter.

This doesn't mean that the bill you have isn't old, or wouldn't have value to a collector...just that I don't believe it is real currency.
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Largest bill the US Government made was the $100,000 note. They made 6, I believe, but have taken them out of circulation. They were for interbank use only and never entered circulation.
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Largest bill the US Government made was the $100,000 note. They made 6, I believe, but have taken them out of circulation. They were for interbank use only and never entered circulation.
besides, a MILLION dollar bill printed in 1840 would've been worth ~2 BILLION dollars (in today's dollars) back then.
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I had a couple of those million buck bills, got 'em off ebay......Took 'em with me when I went to the mall a few years ago. I crumpled them up into a tight wad and dropped them along some of the aisles in a few stores....I can only the imagine the look on someones face to suddenly see what looks like real money lying on the floor, and then the disappointment when they found that it was only funny money. Would make a good April Fool day joke.....hee, hee, hee, ha, ha, ha, .....roflmao
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Kinda reminds me of the old 'Poo Dollar' trick
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Kinda reminds me of the old 'Poo Dollar' trick
Ewww! I've seen video of that and, just...ewwwwwwwwwwwww

LOL! That reminded me of UCB's "ass pennies"....
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Who was it that did that ass pennies bit? That was awesome.
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Who was it that did that ass pennies bit? That was awesome.
The only one I've ever seen was the Upright Citizens Brigade. Don't think the show's still around, but mebbe I can find it on DVD. That'd be sweet!
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Some of the best cheap fun you can have is find a good spot to watch people, and glue a quarter down to the floor and watch people try to grab it. Cost? $.25 and a little super glue.
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Take it to Wal-Mart.....

in case you missed it in the news http://www.money-talk.org/viewtopic.php?t=297
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