Poor Counterfeit Attempt

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by jensenbay, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. jensenbay

    jensenbay Well-Known Member

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  3. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Still a better attempt than a Million Dollar bill
  4. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    I've seen articles about fake ASEs that had a 90 degree rotated reverse.
  5. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    I've found a few of these. It's so easy to tell they are counterfeit because they have none of the anti-counterfeit markers and all have the Chinese characters on them. I have heard they are used in high stakes underground poker games. In case they get raided by law enforcement they can always claim they were using play money and it's just a game for having fun. Don't remember where I heard that or even if it's true.
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

  7. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the chinese writing says, probably "play money" or something similar.
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    It states..
  9. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Could simply be Lucky Money (in this case, probably not) or maybe some variety of Hell Money. The huge "counterstamp" probably says something about the character of the piece. Attempting to spend that as real money creates a problem though ...

  10. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    From the Florida SunSentinel article:

    "Knowingly possessing counterfeit currency is illegal, law enforcement officials said."

    Is this true? I would think attempting to pass it is illegal, but not possessing it.

    [edit] A quick Google search indicares this is true. It seems to apply to currency and not coinage, though.
  11. MEC2

    MEC2 Enormous Member

    These have been for sale on eBay for years. They call them practice currency - you can order them. I told the SS about them - they didn't seem to care. Figured someone, somewhere would try to pass them off, and someone, somewhere, would take them. If the government cared about devaluation of currency though, they wouldn't print it all willy nilly...
  12. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    It may be worth doing some in-depth research to find out and see what current (citable) laws state but I think it really comes down to selective enforcement. It is quite common to go to a bar, gas station or mini mart and see (supposedly) counterfeit notes taped up behind the counter somewhere.

    In this sense the law may be applied to a counterfeiter who is "busted" and the suspected counterfeit notes used against the suspect when found while businesses seem to get a pass even though they may technically be in violation as well in terms of mere possession. Through this context we can see that it is not as cut and dry as "law enforcement officials" tend to lead on (either through their own ignorance or otherwise).
  13. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Truth be told, what's the difference between this bill and what the government prints?
    Fiat is the word that comes to mind....
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  14. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    I believe these are "Hell Notes" used in Chinese funerals for money that can be used by the dead in the afterlife. Not anything intended to be a counterfeit - why would they have the Chinese script on them in bright fuschia?
  15. SkinnyMalone

    SkinnyMalone New Member

  16. MEC2

    MEC2 Enormous Member

    Yes, knowingly possessing counterfeit currency is illegal - they won't go after a collector with a few notes, but you can't defend sitting on a suitcase full of superbills...
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  17. George McClellan

    George McClellan Active Member

    I'm glad the bulk of my JIM and PEAGC was gathered 30 years ago.
    The bogus-bill printers today can make anything, even rags.
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