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Is it against the law to write on money?

 
 
Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2012 06:32 pm
My fellow Americans, if you come across a 10 dollar bill that has "In Gracie We Trust" written on it in purple pen, it was mine. Mr. Green
 
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tsarstepan
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Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2012 06:35 pm
@GracieGirl,
Quote:
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 under this title 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. The United States Secret Service web address is www.secretservice.gov.

http://www.moneyfactory.gov/historicallegislation.html

I think by reading this I gather you'll be fine.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2012 06:39 pm
@tsarstepan,
Good for you, tsar.

Quote:
Defacement of currency in such a way that it is made unfit for circulation
is a key phrase, the operative words being "unfit for circulation." Writing your name or "The US Treasury sucks" in indelible ink on a $10 bill, for example, does not render that bill "unfit for circulation."
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2012 06:47 pm
@tsarstepan,
Shocked Whoops!


Don't rat me out, okay?!
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GracieGirl
 
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Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2012 06:48 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Ohh! So it's fine? Cool.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2012 08:48 pm
@GracieGirl,
I think you're fine, Gracie. The point is you'd have to damage the money in such a way that no merchant would want to accept it as payment. Just scribbling something on it doesn't ruin it.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2012 08:50 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
don't light it on fire, however.

it's ok to burn the flag, though. it was made in china...
knowpronto
 
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Reply Mon 22 Oct, 2012 05:10 am
@tsarstepan,
yes it is
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GracieGirl
 
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Reply Mon 22 Oct, 2012 08:32 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Okay. Thanks!
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GracieGirl
 
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Reply Mon 22 Oct, 2012 08:34 pm
@Rockhead,
Laughing

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jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 23 Oct, 2012 01:00 pm
Didn’t it use to be a crime to photograph money? Isn’t that the reason in old movies you would see them using fake money?
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 25 Oct, 2012 01:46 am
Hell yeah it's against the law, but more than that, it offends god. It is a stench in god's nostrils.

Yer goin' ta hell, Girl!
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Thu 25 Oct, 2012 08:54 pm
@jcboy,
I dont know but I LOVE your avatar picture!
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GracieGirl
 
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Reply Thu 25 Oct, 2012 08:56 pm
@Setanta,
I ain't scared of no hell! And screw god and his nostrils. I ain't scared of him neither! Laughing
aspvenom
 
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Reply Thu 25 Oct, 2012 11:12 pm
@GracieGirl,
You should be. I sacrifice a thousand bulls every year so Zeus won't rape me.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 02:28 am
That was mildly amusing . . . that Zeus was a bad boy!
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