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1985 $100 Bill Real Or Fake?

 
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 Posted 05/20/2019  7:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add natemorton1334 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They did provide me with a copy of the counterfeit note report as well as a copy of the bill after I, as well as the teller, initialed the bill with a sharpie as well as the date, but I did find it a bit odd when they said I would not hear back unless it was authentic. Maybe that is not the case and I will hear back either way or so I hope.
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 Posted 05/20/2019  7:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Procedures vary, but that surprises me - the cost of contacting the customer is probably the least expensive step in the process.
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 Posted 05/20/2019  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just an update on this situation. I took the bill to Bank Of America this afternoon and they were unable to verify its authenticity as well. They agreed it did pass the counterfeit pen test but it did not register in their counting machine whatsoever. They also noted it appeared to have a few spots where the ink/print appeared to be wearing off as well as the margin on either side of the front of the bill was a bit off which also was a bit of a red flag. They filed a counterfeit note report with the Department of Homeland Security and took the bill to be sent in to be inspected. They said this process could take up to 2 months and I would only hear back if it was in fact authentic. Appears I may be out of $100


So a Bank of America branch in the U.S. was unable to confirm it was either authentic or counterfeit? Would they accept it for deposit or would they not? Pretty simple.

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 Posted 05/20/2019  8:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
H-m-m. Guessing they did not accept it for deposit.
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 Posted 05/20/2019  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add natemorton1334 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The teller never 100% said it was fake, she just stated they had reasons to believe it was which led to the counterfeit report. They almost seemed unsure of what to do other than to send in the report. She never said they would not accept it but she pretty much only gave me the option to file the report without directly saying that is my only option, so that is what I agreed to. She said it is quite uncommon for a bill to be sent in thinking/knowing it is fake and it turns out to be authentic but there was a chance. I agree, it is not the ideal situation with them being unsure, but neither is this situation in its entirety either.

When going to write the date and my initials on the bill to be sent in a normal ink pen did not write on the bill at first and she mentioned someone could have sprayed the bill with something to make it so when checking with a counterfeit pen it would register as real? Not sure if that is a thing or not but that is why we had to use a sharpie instead. I am obviously no expert at this so that could be total BS but that is something that I do remember her saying.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  10:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for that. Interesting that a normal pen didn't work.
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 Posted 05/27/2019  12:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinsearcher83 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Man that seriously looks like a security strip on the right quarter of the note in the reverse picture.. Wonder if it's a wash and print job. I feel like someone at the bank should have caught that though.
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 Posted 05/27/2019  08:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The way I understand it, if the note is counterfeit you are not allowed to own it.
So, the bank has to "confiscate" it.

You won't get it back if it is fake, and technically you could face charges.
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 Posted 05/27/2019  11:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The way I understand it, if the note is counterfeit you are not allowed to own it.


I was not aware you were not allowed to own a counterfeit note.

These are mine...one is counterfeit.


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 Posted 05/27/2019  9:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My mistake, looks like you can posses a counterfeit Federal Reserve Bank note unless you intend to defraud someone with it.

"Possession of counterfeit United States obligations with fraudulent intent is a violation of Title 18, Section 472 of the United States Code and is punishable by a fine of up to $15,000, or 15 years imprisonment, or both. "


I do believe that a chartered bank is obligated to confiscate any counterfeit notes it encounters.
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 Posted 05/27/2019  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, and also agree it is not illegal to own one.
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 Posted 05/27/2019  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Steve...

Based on the photo, the center note looks counterfeit to me. Jackson looks washed out and the background colors seem to be off.

Looks to be a pretty good counterfeit, though.

Is it on genuine currency paper?
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 Posted 05/27/2019  10:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Steve,
They are all bogus, send to me so you don't get in big trouble.
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 Posted 05/28/2019  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ckrakowski to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the bottom bill is fake.

Notice how it appears that the blue ink of the eagle on the left is on top of his hair. The top part of the wing is the most obvious.
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