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Mysterious $100 ‘supernote’ counterfeit bills appear across world

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January 14, 2008 – Comments (2)

The US dollars has a new suppier. Remember the continetial currency? 

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DANDONG, China | The currency changer, brazenly plying his illegal trade in the Bank of China lobby, pulled out a thick wad of cash from around the world and carefully removed a bill.

The 2003 series U.S. $100 bill was a fake, but not just any fake. It was a “supernote,” a counterfeit so perfect it’s an international whodunit.

It had come from a North Korean businessman, the changer said, getting angry looks from his confederates. He stank of alcohol, but his story was plausible. The impoverished hermit nation sat just across the Yalu River from Dandong.

http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/441167.html

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#1) On January 15, 2008 at 2:28 PM, joeykid13 wrote:

I cant imagine why conterfeiters would waste there time duplicating such a worthless currency.  I am sure they will give up on the greenback soon, as it will cost them more to duplicate than it is worth.  The shrewd counterfeiters are making Euros, Swiss Francs, and British Pounds, only amateurs are wasting their time on dollars.  Besides, with the US treasury in overtime printing the real deal, I don't see how some fakes, even really good ones, makes an iota of a difference.  Long Live the Hard Specie Standard...even if only in our long forgotten dreams.

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#2) On January 15, 2008 at 4:34 PM, abitare (35.89) wrote:

When I was in Africa (2005), I came across fake US quarters and nickels. They were slightly lighter, some had rust, some were misshapen and discolored.

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